Norville is the former co-host of NBC’s* Today and anchor of NBC News at Sunrise*. During the course of her career, she has hosted the primetime show Deborah Norville Tonight on MSNBC and the national Deborah Norville Show on the ABC Talk Radio Network. She began her career at WAGA–TV in Atlanta, while still a student at the University of Georgia, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated summa cum laude, 4.0 First Honor Graduate. She has also been a reporter and anchor for WMAQ-TV.
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Inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame, Norville’s thought leadership extends to her membership in several organizations and boards. Norville is a member of the Board of Directors for the Viacom Corporation and serves on the Compensation Committee. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Women’s Forum of New York, and Women Corporate Directors. Norville serves as a Director for the Broadcasters Foundation of America. She is a past board member of the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, Rita Hayworth (Alzheimer’s) Steering Committee. She is also on the boards of two privately held family firms.
A lifelong crafter, Norville credits the confidence needed for her career to her love of crafting. She made much of her wardrobe early in her career and today enjoys sewing for her home. She has been the face of her own line of yarn and needles and is often knitting or crocheting off camera on the television set.