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.
The veteran journalist is a two-time Emmy winner who 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 bestseller as well as a bestseller in South Korea. She is also a 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 is the creative force behind the Deborah Norville Yarn Collection, a line of high-quality yarn for knit and crochet enthusiasts found in top chains, including Joann Stores. The product has enjoyed exponential growth since its launch in 2009 and is on track to sell its six millionth skein of yarn in Spring 2014. The line has grown to include knitting needles and crochet hooks.
Norville has been elected to 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, the 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.