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Deb's Bio

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 and is the number one day and date show in syndication.


Deborah Norville is the longest serving anchor on American television.  She was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame in 2016 and in 2024 received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Broadcasters Foundation of America. The veteran journalist 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 her career she has hosted the primetime “Deborah Norville Tonight” on MSNBC, the national “Deborah Norville Show” on the ABC Talk Radio Network and been a reporter and anchor for WMAQ-TV.. 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. 

Norville is also a best-selling author and lecturer. Her book, "Thank You Power: Making the SCIENCE of Gratitude Work for YOU" (2007, Thomas Nelson) detailing the connection between gratitude and enhanced cognitive function and energy, was a New York Times best-seller as well as a best-seller in South Korea.  She is a co-author and contributor to the popular “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series and the author of several other self-help books, best-selling children’s books and a number of books featuring knit and crochet patterns. 

A lifelong crafter, Norville credits the confidence needed for her career to her love of crafting. She made much of her wardrobe early in her career and today enjoys sewing for her home. She has been the face of her own line of yarn and needles and is often knitting or crocheting off camera on the television set.  

Norville is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Women's Forum of New York, and Women Corporate Directors and a Director for the Broadcasters Foundation of America. Prior to the Viacom Corporation's merger with CBS, she was a member of the Board of Directors for the Viacom Corporation and served on the Compensation Committee.  She is a past board member of the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York and Rita Hayworth (Alzheimer’s) Gala Steering Committee. 


She is married and the mother of three.

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