Deborah Norville Biography

Deborah Norville

Quick Facts Of Deborah Norville

Celebrated Name Deborah Norville
Age 61 Years
Nick Name Deborah
Birth Name Deborah Anne Norville
Birth Date 1958-08-08
Gender Female
Profession TV Journalist and Businesswomen
Place Of Birth USA
Place Of Death Dalton, Georgia
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Horoscope Leo
Education University of Georgia
Educational Qualification Journalism Degree
Marital Status Married
Married Date 1987-12-12
Husband Karl Wellner
Children Niky and Kyle, and Mikaela
Father Zachary Samuel Norville
Mother Merle O. Norville
Height 5 feet 8 inches
Weight 61 Kg
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Shoe Size 8.5 (US)
Dress Size 6 (US)
Body Measurement 35-26-36 inches
Bra Cup Size 34B
Net Worth $ 6 million
Sexual Orientation Straight
Links Wikipedia, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook 

Miss Georgia Junior and Emmy Award-winner, Deborah Norville is one of the renowned television journalist as well as a businesswoman from the United States. She is also one of the best-selling authors, being the author of her book, "Thank You Power" and a member of the Board of Directors of the Viacom Corporation.

What is Deborah Norville famous for?

  • One of the talented and beautiful an American television journalist and businesswomen.
  • Her appearance as an anchor of Inside Edition.
  • A member of the board of directors of the Viacom Corporation.

Is Deborah Norville undergo surgery for a cancerous thyroid nodule?


Deborah Norville will undergo surgery to remove a cancerous thyroid nodule from her neck - and she's giving thanks to the eagle-eyed viewer who first spotted it. The "Inside Edition" host and former TODAY anchor revealed Monday that she and her doctor have been monitoring the lump ever since a viewer brought it to her attention some time ago.

"We live in a world of 'see something, say something,' and I'm really glad we do," Norville, 60, said in a video message to viewers.

"When you work on television, viewers comment on everything - your hair, your makeup, the dress you're wearing," she continued. "And, a long time ago, an 'Inside Edition' viewer reached out to say she'd seen something on my neck. It was a lump." Norville said she'd never noticed the lump, but had it checked out to be sure everything was OK. Her doctor told her it was a thyroid nodule and posed no harm.

"For years, it was nothing. Until recently it was something," she shared.

"The doctor says it's a very localized form of cancer, which tomorrow I'll have surgery to have removed. There will be no chemo, I'm told no radiation, but I will have surgery and I'll be away for a bit," she explained. Norville concluded her message by asking for viewers' support: "If you believe in prayer, please say one for me - and for my surgeon - and I thank you very much."

According to the American Cancer Society, about 52,070 people are diagnosed with thyroid cancer every year, with women nearly three times more likely to develop the disease as men. It's the most rapidly increasing cancer in the United States, where diagnoses have tripled in the past three decades, the American Cancer Society notes. Some attribute the increase to thyroid ultrasounds, which can detect small thyroid nodules that might have been overlooked in the past.

Though cases are on the rise, the death rate from thyroid cancer remains very low compared with most other cancers. The disease is often treated successfully with surgery, with patients able to leave the hospital within a day of operation.

Where is Deborah Norville grew up?

Deborah Norville was born in Dalton Georgia. She was born to the American parents, Zachary Samuel Norville and Merle O. Norville. Her birth name is Deborah Anne Norville. Her childhood details were not disclosed in the media yet.

Taking about her education, Norville graduated from the University of Georgia, receiving summa cum in three years with a perfect 4.0-grade point average. She graduated in the Bachelors of Arts in Journalism degree. While she was at the University of Georgia, she served on the Main Court of the University’s Student Judiciary. Further, Norville has also won her town’s local Junior Miss contest.

When did Deborah Norville pursue her media career?

  • ‘Georgia Public Television’ became her first employer after she was offered an internship with the channel. She worked behind the scenes of a TV show named ‘The Lawmakers,’ which covered the ‘Georgia General Assembly.’ While working there, she was spotted by a producer who worked at ‘WAGA-TV.’
  • ‘WAGA-TV’ operated from Atlanta, and Deborah was offered a summer internship there. They were short of reporters. Thus, Deborah got her first big break as a reporter. She reported for an evening show the day she was offered the position of a reporter. Soon, she was hired as a full-time weekend reporter. She had still not graduated and was in the final year of her college back then.
  • She bagged a major opportunity in 1979 when she was assigned the task of interviewing President Jimmy Carter. She was officially hired as the weekend reporter after she graduated from the university in 1979. More job offers started coming her way, and she ended up joining the ‘NBC’ station ‘WMAQ-TV’ as their reporter in Chicago. After working there for a few years, she was hired by ‘NBC News’ as an anchor.
  • In January 1987, she joined ‘NBC News’ as the anchor for the show ‘NBC News at Sunrise.’ At that time, she was the only solo female anchor on the show. Soon, the ratings soared. She also began anchoring ‘NBC’s most popular news program, ‘The Today Show,’ also known as ‘Today,’ occasionally.
  • In 1989, she hosted the ‘NBC’ documentary ‘Bad Girls,’ which was about spoiled and violated teenage girls. For the entire week, the documentary was the seventh-most-watched program on the channel.
  • She got another major breakthrough when she was hired as a full-time host of ‘Today’ in 1989. She started appearing on the show as a co-host in 1990. Her coverage on the steady uprising of democracy in Romania earned her an ‘Emmy Award.’
  • However, following Deborah’s inclusion in ‘Today,’ the show’s ratings dipped. The poor management of the channel was the main culprit behind this. In the early 1990s, Deborah took maternity leave. She did not return to the channel.
  • She turned to the radio instead. In 1991, she joined the ‘ABC TalkRadio Network.’ Her show, ‘The Deborah Norville Show: From Her Home to Yours,’ was broadcast from her houses in New York and Long Island. The show was significantly successful and ran for a whole year until 1992 when Deborah once again resumed her TV broadcasting career.
  • She joined ‘CBS News’ as a correspondent in 1992 and appeared in shows such as ‘48 Hours’ and ‘Street Stories.’ She bravely covered the Mississippi floods of 1994, for which she received the second ‘Emmy Award’ of her career.
  • In 1995, she was named the solo anchor of a syndicated news magazine named ‘Inside Edition.’ The show became popular after her arrival and continues to run to date. In 2015, after completing 20 years as the anchor of the show, Deborah became the longest-running female anchor on American TV.
  • Deborah has also made her mark as an author. She has contributed to ‘Inside Sports.’ She released her first book, ‘Back on Track: How to Straighten Out Your Life When It Throws You a Curve,’ in 1997. It was based on her experiences of working on ‘The Today Show.’
  • In 2007, she wrote another book, ‘Thank You Power: Making the Science of Gratitude Work for You.’ It was featured on ‘The New York Times Best Sellers’ list. Apart from this, she has also written a few children’s books and has dedicated one of her books entirely to the art of knitting.
  • In 2008, she appeared in a few infomercials and promoted a few anti-aging creams and lotions. She collaborated with ‘Premier Yarns’ for the release of the ‘Deborah Norville Collection’ of knits and yarns.
  • In March 2013, she became one of the members of the board of directors of ‘Viacom Corporation.’
  • Currently, Norville serves, on the company's compensation committee. 

To whom Deborah Norville was married?

Deborah Norville and love ones

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Talking about her personal life, Deborah is a married woman.  On 12th December 1987, Deborah married Karl Wellner. Karl Wellner is a reputed Swedish businessman. The couple met after their family set them up for a blind date and even after the 30th anniversary of their marriage, they are free from rumors and mishaps of divorce. As a happily married couple, the couple is parents to 3 children: two sons Niky and Kyle, and one daughter named Mikaela. She hasn't any extra-marital affairs.

How much net worth Deborah Norville accumulated?

An American journalist and businesswoman, Deborah Norville earn a good amount of money as the News Network plays her salary in high amount, which adds up to her total net worth that is estimated to be $6 million.

What is the body measurements of Deborah Norville?

Deborah Norville Wearing a Suit

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Observing her body physics, Deborah Norville stands 5 feet 8 inches in height and weighs around 61 Kg. She looks beautiful with blue eyes and blond hair. Similarly, she used to wear 8.5 (US) size of shoe and 6 (US) size of the dress. Further, her body measures 35-26-36 inches.

Did You Know?

  • She suffered from depression.
  • As a television personality, she was highly influenced by Joan Rivers. Her mentor is the late Joan Rivers.
  • She began her broadcasting career at WAGA-TV in Atlanta while still a student at the University of Georgia.

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