Deborah Norville Biography|Profile
Deborah Anne Norville is an accomplished American journalist and businesswoman. Norville serves as the anchor of Inside Edition, a syndicated television news magazine, a position she has held since March 1995. She is a member of the board of directors of the Viacom Corporation. In addition, the markets and sells a line of yarns (Deborah Norville Collection) for knit and crochet enthusiasts, manufactured by Premier Yarns. Previously, she was an anchor and correspondent for CBS News and earlier co-host of Today on NBC. Her book Thank You Power was a New York Times best-seller
Deborah Norville Age
How old is Norville? She is 63 years old as of 2023. She was born on August 8, 1958. Norville celebrates her birthday on August 8 every year.
Deborah Norville Education
Norville is a graduate of the University of Georgia. She graduated summa cum laude in three years with a perfect 4.0 grade point average in earning her BA in journalism from the university’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. She was named a First Honor Graduate and elected to Phi Beta Kappa. During her studies, she served on the Main Court of the University’s Student Judiciary and was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Deborah Norville Height|Weight
She stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 60kgs
Deborah Norville Family
Norville was born in Dalton, Georgia. She won her town’s local Junior Miss contest, a beauty contest for high school senior girls, and represented Georgia in the 1976 America’s Junior Miss pageant.
Deborah Norville Husband|Married
Norville is happily married to Swedish businessman Karl Wellner in 1987; the couple has three children, Niki (born 1991), Kyle (born 1995), and Mikaela (born 1998)
Deborah Norville Children
The couple has three children, Niki (born 1991), Kyle (born 1995), and Mikaela (born 1998).
Deborah Norville Career
Norville started her broadcasting career during her tenure as a college student. She received an internship through Georgia Public Television, where she worked on The Lawmakers, a nightly program covering the Georgia General Assembly. She was spotted by an executive of WAGA-TV in Atlanta, who offered her a summer internship. As Norville recalled, “The third day they were short on reporters and they asked me to cover a news story.” Additionally, she reported that evening on the six o’clock news and was later offered a weekend reporting position during her senior year in college.
The 60-mile commute between school in Athens and work in Atlanta was grueling, as remembered by Norville in an interview with Larry B. Dendy for the Georgia Alumni Record (February 1990): “I’d leave the university on Friday afternoon and drive to Atlanta, and sometimes I had a place to stay and sometimes I slept in my car in the parking lot. I worked Saturday and Sunday; Sunday night after the 11:00 p.m. show I’d drive back and go to class Monday morning.” In January 1979, she conducted a live interview with President Jimmy Carter.
She joined WAGA-TV as a full-time reporter after graduating and was named weekend anchor in October 1979. In 1982, she was hired as a reporter and later an anchor by WMAQ-TV, the NBC-owned station in Chicago. A brief glimpse of Norville on a billboard, during her time at WMAQ-TV, can be seen in the background in the 1986 film Running Scared starring Gregory Hines and Billy Crystal. In 1986, when it was announced Norville would be joining NBC News in New York, Mayor Harold Washington declared “Deborah Norville Week” in Chicago.
Deborah Norville NBC News
In January 1987, Norville joined NBC News as anchor of NBC News at Sunrise, becoming the only solo female anchor of a network newscast. Ratings on Sunrise jumped 40 percent when she joined the program, which led to her being asked to occasionally substitute on NBC’s Today Show. In August 1989, a documentary in which Norville was the primary host, Bad Girls, on violent teenage girls, was the seventh most-watched show the week it aired, according to Nielsen ratings.
In September 1989, Norville was named news anchor on Today. Soon after, Today’s co-host Jane Pauley announced her desire to leave the Today Show, and Norville was named her successor. Pauley went on to host a prime-time show, Real Life with Jane Pauley. Norville became co-host of Today in January 1990. During her tenure on Today, she won an Emmy award for her role in NBC’s coverage of the democratic uprising in Romania. Ratings on Today declined after Norville’s arrival. NBC management was accused of mishandling the transition. One insider told People magazine, “NBC handled the whole situation in a very poor manner.
In addition, she blames anyone in particular. I just think she feels the situation was handled unprofessionally—in an undignified manner for both her and Jane.” After Norville took maternity leave after the birth of her first child, she did not return to the program. Norville was subsequently replaced on Today by Katie Couric.
Deborah Norville Salary|Net Worth
Norville has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which she earned from her broadcasting career.
Deborah Norville Social Media Platforms
Norville is very active on social media platforms and has over 21.7k followers on Twitter, 500 followers on Instagram, and over 4k followers on Facebook.