Deborah Anne Norville (born August 8, 1958) is an American businesswoman and television journalist. Norville has been the anchor of Inside Edition, a syndicated television news magazine, since March 6, 1995.
She markets and sells Premier Yarns’ Debbie Norville Collection of yarns for knit and crochet aficionados. She was previously an anchor and correspondent for CBS News, as well as a co-host of Today on NBC. Thank You Power, her book, was a New York Times best-seller.
Deborah Norville: Early Life and Her Professional Career
She was mentored by the late Joan Rivers, who had a tremendous impact on her life and career in television. Deborah Norville began her television career while still in college. She was offered an internship with Georgia Public Television, where she worked on a program for the Georgia General Assembly.
Norville began working as a full-time reporter for WAGA-TV in October 1979, after graduating from high school. She later worked as a reporter and anchor for WMAQ-TV. It was announced in 1986 that she will be joining NBC News in New York City. In addition, Mayor Harold Washington declared a ‘Deborah Norville Week’ in Chicago.
Aside from that, Deborah Norville appeared in a number of television shows as a reporter, narrator, anchor, executive producer, panelist, and guest. She is well-known for her attractiveness and was named ‘Best Newscaster’s Lips’ by Playboy in 1987.
She began working as a full-time host of Today in 1989. She ventured into the field of radio two years later. She became a member of the ABC Talk Radio Network. Her show, The Deborah Norville Show: From Her Home to Yours, was popular until she decided to return to her television broadcasting career in 1992.
She joined CBS News as a correspondent in 1992 and appeared on programs such as 48 Hours and Street Stories. She also debuted as a solo anchor in Inside Edition in 1995. She celebrated 20 years as the show’s only anchor in 2015. She is American television’s longest-running solo anchor.
Furthermore, she is a best-selling author in the United States of America. She is the well-known author of the book ‘Thank You Power.’ Deborah completed this book in 2007. She is regarded as a New York Times best-selling author.
In the year 2008, she teamed with ‘Premier Yarns’ and released her Deborah Norville Collection of knits and yarns. She developed a passion for knitting and sewing at a young age, which she inherited from her mother. She joined the Viacom Corporation’s board of directors in March 2013.
Deborah Norville’s Net Worth
Deborah Norville has a net worth of $18 million as an American television anchor and journalist.
|Net Worth:||$18 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Aug 8, 1958 (64 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Dalton|
|Height:||5 ft 7 in (1.72 m)|
|Profession:||Journalist, TV Journalist, Talk show host, Newscaster|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Her principal source of income is her appearance as a journalist on American television. She makes a decent living from the News Network. She has also been described as a home decorator. Deborah Norville resides in Manhattan, New York City, in her own home.
Deborah’s annual pay as an Inside Edition host is $4 million. Deborah has been married to Karl Wellner, a Swedish businessman, since 1987. Karl is the President and CEO of Papamarkou Wellner Asset Management. The couple advertised their 3000 square foot Park Avenue condo for $4.5 million in March 2019.
Husband of Deborah Norville Wellner, Karl (1987)
Deborah Norville has a husband. In the year 1987, she married Karl Wellner on December 12th. They first met in the year 1985. The pair have been married for thirty-four years.
They met on a blind date arranged by their families. Karl Wellner is a well-known Swedish entrepreneur. The couple has two sons, Niky and Kyle, and one daughter, Mikaela.
Karl Wellner, the CEO and President of Papamarkou is a business professional. He is a Swedish national who belongs to the Caucasian ethnic group. He joined this organization in 2003 and transformed it into a well-regarded and appreciated asset management firm.
He is also a business executive and an investor. He has previously invested in a number of banks. There is no specific information available about his academic and educational history. His actual birth date is also uncertain. The American Cancer Society honored her with the Mother of the Year award in October 2014. Her spouse presented her with the trophy, making it even more precious to her.
Deborah Norville: Siblings and Parents
Deborah was born in 1958 to a businessman in Dalton, Georgia. Zachary Norville and Merle O. Norville are her parents. She is one of the couple’s four daughters.
The couple split soon after, and Deborah moved in with her mother. Deborah was twenty years old when her mother died.