Deborah Norville is a businesswoman and a TV journalist from the United States. Deborah Norville is well-known for her work as the anchor of the TV news magazine ‘Inside Edition.’ She is a member of the ViacomCBS board of directors, having previously worked on the morning show Today and NBC Nightly News.
How old is Deborah Norville?
Deborah Anne Norville was born on August 8, 1958, in Dalton, Georgia, USA. Her zodiac sign is Leo, and she is 63 years old. Her parents are Zachary Norville and Merle O. Norville. Her father has a zoo full of camels, ostriches, and llamas.
Her parents have four daughters, and she is one of them. So she has three sisters, two of whom are Patti Slivers and Cathy Amos. Her siblings are executives at Norville Industries. She had inherited her mother’s talent for sewing from a young age. Her parents later divorced, and she moved in with her mother. Her mother was mostly bedridden due to a terminal illness. Deborah was 20 when she died.
Norville was the winner of her town’s local Junior Miss beauty pageant for high school senior girls. She went on to represent Georgia in the 1976 America’s Junior Miss pageant. She did not win, but it gave her a little push to change her career goal from law to television journalism. She later hosted America’s Junior Miss in 1999.
Norville earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia. She earned her BA in journalism from the university’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication in three years, summa cum laude with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. She was named a First Honor Graduate and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. During her studies, she served on the Main Court of the University’s Student Judiciary and was a member of the Delta DeltaDelta sorority.
How much is Deborah Norville Net Worth?
Deborah Norville is a two-time national Emmy winner. She won an Emmy for her role in NBC’s coverage of the Romanian democratic uprising for Today. Similarly, she bravely covered the 1994 Mississippi floods, for which she received her second ‘Emmy Award’ of her career.
She has appeared on a number of television shows, and her estimated net worth is $6 million, which includes earnings from her writing.
Husband and Children of Deborah Norville
Deborah married Swedish businessman Karl Wellner in 1987. The couple has two sons, Kyle Wellner (born in 1995) and Mikaela Wellner (born in 1998), as well as a lovely daughter, Niki Wellner (b. 1991).
How tall is Deborah Norville?
She has blonde hair and lovely blue eyes. Her height is 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm) and she weighs around 61 kg. She has a shoe size of 8.5 (US) and a dress size of 6. (US). Her body measurements are 35-26-36 inches, and her bra cup size is 34B. She is very active on her social media accounts. Her Instagram account (@deborahnorville) has 19k followers, and she has 21k followers on Twitter (@DeborahNorville). She also has a Facebook page (@OfficialDeborahNorville) with 38k followers.
Career line of Deborah Norville
- She began her television career while still in college. ‘Georgia Public Television’ offered her an internship. She worked behind the scenes on a TV show called ‘The Lawmakers,’ which covered the ‘Georgia General Assembly.’
- While working there, she was noticed by a producer from ‘WAGA-TV.’ ‘WAGA-TV’ in Atlanta offered Norville a summer internship. On the day she was hired as a reporter, she reported for an evening show. They soon hired her as a full-time weekend reporter. She hadn’t graduated yet and was in her final year of college at the time.
- In 1979, she was tasked with interviewing President Jimmy Carter. After she graduated from university in 1979, they hired her as the weekend reporter. More job offers began to come her way, and she eventually ended up working as a reporter for NBC station WMAQ-TV in Chicago.
- ‘NBC News’ hired her as an anchor after she had been there for a few years. In January 1987, she joined NBC News as an anchor for the show NBC News at Sunrise. She was the show’s only solo female anchor at the time. She also began anchoring NBC’s most popular news program, ‘The Today Show,’ also known as ‘Today,’ on occasion.
- In 1989, she hosted the NBC documentary “Bad Girls.” The plot revolved around spoiled and abused adolescent girls. The documentary was the seventh-most-watched program on the channel for the entire week.
- Today’ hired her as a full-time host in 1989. She joined the show as a co-host in 1990. However, following Norville’s inclusion on ‘Today,’ the show’s ratings dropped. The main cause of this was poor channel management. Later, in the early 1990s, she went on maternity leave and did not return to the channel.
- Instead, she turned to radio, and in 1991, she became a member of the ‘ABC TalkRadio Network.’ Her show, ‘The Deborah Norville Show: From Her Home to Yours,’ aired from her homes in New York and Long Island.
- The show was a huge success, running for a full year until 1992, when Deborah returned to her TV broadcasting career. She began her career as a correspondent for ‘CBS News’ in 1992 and has appeared on shows such as ’48 Hours’ and ‘Street Stories.’
- In 1995, she became the sole anchor of the syndicated news magazine ‘Inside Edition.’ The show became popular after her arrival and is still on the air today.
- Norville became the longest-running female anchor on American television in 2015, after 20 years as the show’s anchor. Norville is also a published author. She has contributed to ‘Inside Sports.’ In 1997, she published her first book, ‘Back on Track: How to Straighten Out Your Life When It Throws You a Curve.’ It was inspired by her experiences working on ‘The Today Show.’
- She published another book, ‘Thank You Power: Making the Science of Gratitude Work for You,’ in 2007. It was included on the list of ‘The New York Times Best Sellers.’ Aside from that, she has written a few children’s books and has dedicated one of her books entirely to the art of knitting.
- In 2008, she appeared in a few infomercials to promote anti-aging creams and lotions. She collaborated with ‘Premier Yarns’ on the release of the ‘Deborah Norville Collection’ of knits and yarns. In March 2013, she was appointed to the board of directors of ‘Viacom Corporation.’