Deborah Norville

Deborah Norville is television journalist on American shows. She is the presenter of Inside Edition, a business news show that is presented on TV in a syndicated form. She has also presented shows on NBC and CBS channels. She herself is a businesswomen too, and holds the corporate position of the Board of Directors of Viacom Corporation. As an entrepreneur, she has a business called Deborah Norville Collection that sells knitting materials. At the same time, she is an author as well, having written the bestseller Thank You Power.

Early Life and Beginning of Career

The birthdate of Deborah Norville is August 8, 1958. She was born in Dalton in Ohio as Deborah Anne Norville. When she was in high school, she won the Junior Miss contest of Dalton. However, her particular passion was sewing as she grew up in a town that is known for its textiles. Later, she went on to represent the beauty pageant of her state but could not make it there. It was during this time that she saw the journalistic work done by the CBS channel in presenting the show. That helped her decide television journalism as her professional calling.

Norville commenced her TV career even when she was studying at college. She got invited to work on The Lawmakers, a program that showed the inside happenings of the General Assembly of Georgia. From there, she went on to work as an executive with WAGA-TV in Atlanta and even ended up interviewing President Jimmy Carter in 1979.

Soon, she joined NBC as a presenter for NBC News and moved to New York. She also presented NBC News at Sunrise and the show immediately showed a huge jump in its ratings. Another show that she brought to a higher scale was the Today Show. During this period, she also won an Emmy Award.

She joined ABC in May 1991. Here she presented The Deborah Norville Show: From Her Home to Yours and had several celebrity interviews on her show.

Other Work

Deborah Norville came back to TV shows in 1993 and presented Street Stories and 48 Hours for CBS News. She co-hosted America Tonight with Dana King. She launched her most famous program, Inside Edition in 1995. On this show, she has presented some highly watched and acclaimed shows such as the Davidson County Prison reportage. She has also provided hosting for a show on MSNBC.

Apart from journalistic shows, she has also presented a craft show Knit and Crochet Now! which showcases her other passion, i.e. knitting.

Personal Life

Deborah Norville is married to a Swedish entrepreneur whose name is Karl Wellner. They were married in 1987. With her husband, she has three children — two sons and one daughter.

She is a popular author as well. She has written books such as The Power of Respect, Back on Track, and the New York Times bestseller Thank You Power. She is also the author of two children’s books, I Can Fly and I Don’t Want to Sleep Tonight. Quotes from her books are often shared on social media. Her net worth is currently believed to be in the vicinity of $3 million.

Last Modified: Apr 7, 2020

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