Deborah Norville is currently the longest serving anchor on American television and an inductee into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. 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 the course of her career she has hosted the primetime Deborah Norville Tonight on MSNBC and the national Deborah Norville Show on the ABC Talk Radio Network. 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. She has also been a reporter and anchor for WMAQ-TV.
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 also co-author and contributor to the popular Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and is author of the best seller Back on Track, two highly-acclaimed children’s books and her latest book is called The Power of Respect: How You Can Benefit from the Most Forgotten Element of Success.
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 Board of Directors for the Viacom Corporation and serves on the Compensation Committee. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Women's Forum of New York, and Women Corporate Directors. Norville serves as a Director for the Broadcasters Foundation of America. She is a past board member of the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, Rita Hayworth (Alzheimer’s) Steering Committee. She is also on the boards of two privately held family firms.
Deborah Norville, who had a cancerous thyroid nodule removed in 2019, speaks with candor and humor about handling life's curves, juggling career and motherhood and the rough road to your dreams.
- Leadership for Women and Entrepreneurs
- Current Events and What It All Means
- The Science Behind Gratitude
- 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 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 lock down 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.