Deborah Norville to Speak at Conference

Deborah Norville

Deborah Norville, broadcast journalist and author, will address a special Saturday Spouses’ Program at the Leadership 100 25th Anniversary Celebration Conference, February 7, 2009 at The Ritz-Carlton San Juan Hotel in Carolina, Puerto Rico. A two-time Emmy Award winner, Norville has hosted Inside Edition for more than a decade The veteran newswoman joined the nation’s longest running syndicated newsmagazine in 1995, and is credited with bringing respect and increasing ratings. Inside Edition is now the nation’s top-rated syndicated newsmagazine. Since joining Inside Edition, Norville has handled a variety of assignments, including reporting from Cali, Colombia, the scene of a devastating crash of an American Airlines jet.


She was awarded a Gracie Award from American Women in Radio and Television and the award from the National Women’s Political Caucus for her reporting from the “toughest jail in America” after spending one week as an inmate at the Davidson County, NC Jail.   Following the terror attack of 9/11, she flew on an F-16 with the 177th Fighter Wing of the New Jersey Air National Guard. Norville was also the host of Deborah Norville Tonight on the MSNBC Cable network, a nightly interview program with the people and issues making the day’s headlines.  Norville joined Inside Edition, from CBS News, where she anchored America Tonight and reported for 48 Hours, Street Stories and CBS Evening News.  She was earlier the co-anchor for The Today Show, having joined NBC as anchor of NBC News at Sunrise.  Norville’s journalism career began at the University of Georgia, as a reporter, and later, as an anchor in Atlanta.  


Author of Back on Track: How To Straighten Out Your Life When It Throws You A Curve, a motivational book drawing upon her experiences at The Today Show and I Don’t Want to Sleep Tonight, she offers children and their parents suggestions to keep scary dreams away.  I Can Fly offers advice on building children’s self esteem and in Thank You Power: Making the SCIENCE of Gratitude Work for YOU, she shares the findings of two year’s of reporting on the research on the quantifiable benefits of living a grateful life.


With a father who endured a quintuple bypass a few years ago, a grandfather who died of an aneurysm, and a family member recently undergoing open heart surgery, Norville is no stranger to the pains of heart disease and now serves as an advocate for healthy heart living. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, Broadcasters Foundation, Steering Committee for the Rita Hayworth (Alzheimer’s) Gala, Women’s Committee for Central Park Conservancy and has been National Celebrity Spokesperson for the Mother’s March of Dimes.


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