Deborah Norville Biography
Deborah Norville is an American television journalist and businesswoman. Currently, she is the anchor of Inside, a syndicated television news magazine, a position she has held since March 6, 1995.
Norville is a member of the board of directors of ViacomCBS. In addition, she markets and sells her own line of yarns, Deborah Norville Collection, for knit and crochet enthusiast manufactured by Premier Yarns.
Previously, Deborah was serving as an anchor nd correspondent for CBS News, after serving as the co-hist of Today on NBC. She has her book, Thank You Power which was once a New York Times best-seller.
Born and raised in Dalton, Georgia, Deborah won her town’s local Junior Miss contest at a very young age. This is a beauty contest for high school senior girls. She further represented Georgia in the 1976 America’s Junior Miss pageant.
Although she did not win but credits seeing the behind-the -scenes work of the CBS Television production team. This indeed inspired her to switch her career goal fromlaw to television journalism. In 1999, she hosted the America’s Junior Miss contest.
Talking of education, Deborah is a graduate of the University of Georgia. She further graduated summa cum laude in three years with a perfect 4.0 grade point average getting her BA in journalism from the university’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
She was later named a first Honor Graduate and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. While still in school, Norville served on the main Court of the University’s Student Judiciary and was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
After graduating from college, she received an internship through Georgia Public Television, working on The Lawmakers, a nightly program covering Georgia General Assembly. She was then spotted by an executive of WAGA-TV in Atlanta, who offered her a summer internship.
Norville then joined WAGA-TV as a full-time reporter after graduating and was made the weekend news 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. In 1986, it was announced that she would be joining NBC News in New York.
She then joined NBC News in January 1987 as anchor of NBC News at Sunrise, becoming the only solo female anchor working in a network newscast. Her rating opened her depeer doors, she could often substitute on NBC’s Today Show. In August 1989, she hosted a documentary, Bad Girls, based on violent teenage girls which subsequently became the most watched show on airing.
In September 1989, Deborah was mentioned to take over the Today show. This was after her Today co-host Jane Pauley announced her desire to leave the show. Jane went on to host a prime-time show, Real Life with Jane Pauley.
In MAy 1991, Deborah joined ABC TalkRadio Networks to host a prime-time program, broadcast from her homes in New York and Long Island. Her show, Norville show: From Her Home to Yours featured newsmakers interviews and listener calls. This show ran from 1991 to 1992 when she joined CBS News to resume her television career.
In October 1992, Deborah joined CBS News as a correspondent, reporting for Street Stories and 48 hours. Later on, she got assigned to the CBS Evening News and named co-anchor with Dana King of America Tonight.
Deborah Norville Age|Birthday
Norville was born on August 8, 1958, in Dalton, Georgia, the United States. She is 62 years old as of August 2020. In addition, she celebrates her birthday every 8th day of August.
Deborah Norville Husband|Married
Norville is happily married to her husband, Karl Wellner since 1987. Karl is a Swedish businessman. The couple is blessed with three children.
Deborah Norville Family|Children
Norville and Karl are blessed with three children; Niki Wellner born in 1991, Kyle Wellner born in 1995, and Mikaela Wellner in 1998. The family lives happily together.
Deborah Norville Net Worth|Salary
As of 2020, Deborah is estimated at a net worth of $18 million. Additionally, she pockets an annual salary of $1 Million