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. She has hosted the primetime Deborah Norville Tonight on MSNBC and the national Deborah Norville Show on the ABC Talk Radio Network and been a reporter and anchor for WMAQ-TV in Chicago. Norville 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 (Thomas Nelson, 2007) 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 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 knit and crochet yarn for knit found in top craft stores. The product has enjoyed exponential growth since its launch in 2009 and selling its six millionth skein of yarn in 2014. The line has grown to include knitting needles and crochet hooks.
Norville is a member of the board of directors for the Viacom Corporation and serves on the Compensation Committee. She serves as a director for the Broadcasters Foundation of America and is a past board member of the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, the Women’s Committee of Central Park and the Rita Hayworth (Alzheimer’s) Steering Committee.