Two-time Emmy Award winner Deborah Norville is Anchor of Inside Edition, the country’s top-rated and most honored syndicated newsmagazine. Ratings jumped 15% the week Norville joined the program and have remained high ever since. Throughout her tenure, the show has consistently ranked in the top ten television shows in first-run syndication. Inside Edition reaches a daily audience of just under 5 million viewers.
Deborah's new series, Exposed with Deborah Norville, airs Wednesday evenings on Reelz. It is an hour-long series exploring more deeply into entertainment's most headline-making stories.
In 2016, Norville, the longest serving anchor on American television, was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. The veteran journalist joined Inside Edition in 1995 from CBS News where she was anchor and correspondent. 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 “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.
Norville is also a best-selling author and lecturer. Her book, Thank You Power: Making the Science of Gratitude Work for You, detailing the connection between gratitude and enhanced cognitive function and energy, was a New York Times best-seller as well as a best-seller in South Korea. She is also co-author and contributor to the popular “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series, and the author of several other self-help books as well as two best-selling children’s books and a number of books featuring knit and crochet patterns.
A lifelong crafter and seamstress, Norville has partnered with Premier Yarns as the creative force behind the Deborah Norville Yarn Collection, a line of high-quality yarn for knit and crochet enthusiasts found online and in top chains, including Jo-Ann Stores. The product has enjoyed exponential growth since its launch in 2009, selling well over six million skeins since its debut. The collection includes knitting needles and crochet hooks and the only anti-pillling acrylic yarn available: Deborah Norville Everyday yarn.
Norville is a member of the Board of Directors for the Viacom Corporation and serves on the Compensation Committee. She is also on the boards of two privately held family firms.
Married and a mother of three, 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.
"All I can say is 'WOW'. Every year I keep saying that our banquet could not possibly get any better but last night was absolutely incredible. Obviously, I was hoping that Deborah would integrate a certain amount of her faith within the context of her remarks but she exceeded my (and everyone else's) expectations. She was absolutely brilliant. I knew she was a very bright person but she even wove some of the preceding student testimonies within the context of her remarks. She remembered everyone's name, their unique situation, etc., all from memory. Her mind is a real sponge. She did it all without taking any notes. And in terms of the personal side, she shook every hand, took every photo, signed every book she was asked to – all without complaint. I just had a feeling that she would be a good fit for us but I don't believe anyone ever dreamed that she would knock the ball out of the park the way she did. So thanks so much for making this happen."
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