Deborah Norville

  • Emmy Award-Winning Anchor
  • Bestselling Author

Veteran journalist Deborah Norville has been anchor of Inside Edition since March 1995. Ratings jumped 15% the week the two-time Emmy winner joined the series, which is now the nation’s top-rated syndicated newsmagazine.

 
  

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All I can say is 'WOW'. Every year I keep saying that our banquet could not possibly get any better but last night was absolutely incredible. Obviously, I was hoping that Deborah would integrate a certain amount of her faith within the context of her remarks but she exceeded my (and everyone else's) expectations. She was absolutely brilliant. I knew she was a very bright person but she even wove some of the preceding student testimonies within the context of her remarks. She remembered everyone's name, their unique situation, etc., all from memory. Her mind is a real sponge. She did it all without taking any notes. And in terms of the personal side, she shook every hand, took every photo, signed every book she was asked to – all without complaint. I just had a feeling that she would be a good fit for us but I don't believe anyone ever dreamed that she would knock the ball out of the park the way she did. So thanks so much for making this happen.

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The Power of Respect: Benefit from the Most Forgotten Element of Success

Respect can make a meaningful and measurable difference in business, relationships, education, and self confidence. In this keynote presentation, Inside Edition's Deborah Norville describes the root of many of society's ills—a lack of respect—and shares how both giving and receiving resp ...

Respect can make a meaningful and measurable difference in business, relationships, education, and self confidence. In this keynote presentation, Inside Edition's Deborah Norville describes the root of many of society's ills—a lack of respect—and shares how both giving and receiving respect can impact the following three core areas of an individual's life:

  • In Business: Employees work longer and harder and are more creative when there is a respectful work environment. Even more stunning are statistics that prove workers who have been respected are less likely to quit and tend not to sue—even when they are fired.
  • In Education: Norville discusses how respect in schools can help school systems find additional teaching days, simply because time is not spent writing up discipline reports and sending kids to the Principal's office. More impressively, test scores go up. Norville references one institution that was so chaotic it was put on lockdown because of a riot in the parking lot; in just three years, the "Power of Respect" made that same school a place kids were sad to leave.
  • In Relationships: Norville underscores how something as basic as common respect keeps marriages together and can help repair relationships that are broken. She emphasizes that in everyday interactions the "Power of Respect" is potent.

"Thank You Power": The Power of Gratitude

Deborah Norville presents an eye-opening talk showing how one can improve both their cognitive skills and energy level through what she calls Thank You Power. The results are based on peer-reviewed research. ...

Deborah Norville presents an eye-opening talk showing how one can improve both their cognitive skills and energy level through what she calls "Thank You Power." The results are based on peer-reviewed research.

The World Today

From the eyes of a journalist, Deborah Norville offers a front-row seat to events-making news—whether it is the war in Afghanistan, the oil spill in the Gulf or the latest celebrity scandal—making sense of the event and providing an insider's perspective on what is behind the headlines. ...

From the eyes of a journalist, Deborah Norville offers a front-row seat to events-making news—whether it is the war in Afghanistan, the oil spill in the Gulf or the latest celebrity scandal—making sense of the event and providing an insider's perspective on what is behind the headlines.

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Biography

Deborah Norville has served as Anchor of Inside Edition, the country’s top-rated and most honored syndicated newsmagazine, for the past 17 years.  Throughout her tenure as Anchor, the show has consistently ranked in the top 10 television shows in first-run syndication.  Her journalistic reputation and her ability to get to the heart of the story have been important factors in the broadcast’s success.

As Anchor of Inside Edition, Norville has covered and broadcasted from the scene of some of the biggest news stories including Washington D.C. on 9/11, the funerals of President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II, the inauguration of President Barack Obama, and the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton. Norville interviewed Michelle Obama on-site at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.  

Norville made headlines in 2000 and won two national reporting awards for her groundbreaking coverage from a North Carolina prison known as the “toughest jail in America.”  There, she spent five days living behind bars as an inmate to give viewers an unprecedented view on prison life.

Norville’s signature “jobs reports” have been a favorite of Inside Edition viewers.  Last season, she was a call screener on the popular syndicated radio program, Elvis Duran and the Morning Show. Among other things, she’s been a toll taker at the Lincoln Tunnel, a California fruit picker, a peanut salesman at a Philadelphia Phillies baseball game, a nanny for a family of ten children, and a dishwasher and chef at a New York City diner.  In 2010, Norville was given unprecedented access by the FAA to work as a flight attendant to show viewers what life is like for them in a post-9/11 world.  

On a much lighter note, Deborah has taken viewers inside the music industry by reinventing herself as a rock diva:  writing, recording and shooting a music video and album for a music CD.  In what might have been her ultimate test, she sang the National Anthem for a Los Angeles Angels baseball game.

Norville is also a best-selling and prolific author.  Her book Thank You Power: Making the Science of Gratitude Work for YOU (2007, Thomas Nelson) which detailed the connection between gratitude and enhanced cognitive function and energy was a New York Times best-seller.  She is also the author of The Power of Respect: Benefit From the Most Forgotten Element of Success (2007, Thomas Nelson); Back on Track: How to Straighten Out Your Life When it Throws You a Curve (1997 – Simon & Schuster); two children’s books, I Don’t Want To Sleep Tonight and I Can Fly (1999, 2001, Golden Books); and Knit With Deborah Norville (2010, Leisure Arts) a collection of knitting patterns.  She is also a contributor to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books, including Think Positive (2010 – CSS Publications).  

A lifelong crafter and seamstress, Norville is behind the Deborah Norville Yarn Collection, a line of high-quality yarn for knit and crochet enthusiasts found in top chains, including Joann Stores.

A two-time Emmy winner, Norville began her career at WAGA –TV in Atlanta, while still a student at the University of Georgia, where she graduated summa cum laude, 4.0 First Honor Graduate. She has been a reporter and anchor for WMAQ-TV, Chicago, as well as Anchor for NBC News’ Today Show and NBC News at Sunrise, CBS News’s Street Stories and America Tonight, and MSNBC’s Deborah Norville Tonight.   

Married, the mother of three, Norville is active with many charities including the Broadcasters Foundation of America, Girl Scout Council of Greater New York and Rita Hayworth (Alzheimer’s) gala, and has also been the National Celebrity Spokesperson for the  March of Dimes. She is also in demand as a lecturer and guest on shows including Today and Good Morning America and is a regular presence at the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year Conference.