How Much Net Worth of Television Journalist Deborah Norville?


Deborah Norville is a businesswoman and television journalist from the United States. 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.

As of November 2022, Deborah Norville's net worth is $18 million


Name Deborah Norville
Date of Birth 08 August 1958
Gender Female
Profession Journalist, TV Journalist, Talk show host, Newscaster
Body Measurement Height – 5 ft 7 in (1.72 m)
Weight – 63 kg (139 lbs)
Net Worth $18 Million

Early life and Professional Career

Deborah Anne Norville was born on August 8, 1958 (at the age of 64) in Dalton, Georgia, USA. She won her hometown's Junior Miss pageant, a beauty competition for high school senior girls, and went on to represent Georgia in the 1976 America's Junior Miss pageant.


She did not win, but she attributes viewing the CBS Television production team's behind-the-scenes work to encouraging her to change her career ambition from law to television journalism. She was the host of America's Junior Miss in 1999.

Norville is a University of Georgia graduate. She earned her BA in journalism from the university's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication in three years, summa cum laude, with a perfect 4.0-grade point average. She graduated with honors and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority and served on the Main Court of the University's Student Judiciary during her studies.

How Much Net Worth of Television Journalist Deborah Norville?

She began her television career while still a college student. ‘Georgia Public Television' offered her a position as an intern. She worked behind the scenes for the television show ‘The Lawmakers,' which covered the ‘Georgia General Assembly.'

While working there, she was noticed by a producer from ‘WAGA-TV,' and Norville was offered a summer internship by the Atlanta-based station. The day she was hired as a reporter, she reported for an evening show. She was soon employed as a full-time weekend correspondent. She had not yet graduated and was in her final year of college at the time.

She was tasked with interviewing President Jimmy Carter in 1979. She was appointed as the weekend reporter after graduating from university in 1979. More job offers began to come her way, and she eventually found up working as a reporter for the NBC station WMAQ-TV in Chicago. ‘NBC News' hired her as an anchor after she worked there for a few years.

She joined NBC News in January 1987 as the anchor for the show ‘NBC News at Sunrise,' where she was the only solo female anchor at the time. She also began periodically anchoring NBC's most popular news program, ‘The Today Show,' often known as ‘Today.'

In 1989, she hosted the NBC documentary ‘Bad Girls.' The show was about spoiled and abused adolescent females. The documentary was the channel's seventh-most-watched show for the whole week.

‘Today' hired her as a full-time host in 1989. In 1990, she debuted as a co-host on the show. However, after Norville was added to ‘Today,' the show's ratings dropped. The main cause of this was ineffective channel management. She later took maternity leave in the early 1990s and did not return to the channel.

Instead, she moved to radio, joining the ‘ABC TalkRadio Network' in 1991. Her show, ‘The Deborah Norville Show: From Her Home to Yours,' was broadcast from her homes in New York and Long Island.

The show was a huge hit, lasting a full year until 1992 when Deborah returned to her TV broadcasting career. She began working as a correspondent for ‘CBS News' in 1992 and has appeared on programs such as '48 Hours' and ‘Street Stories.'

In 1995, she became the sole anchor of a syndicated news magazine called ‘Inside Edition,' which quickly became popular and is still shown today. After 20 years as the show's anchor, Norville became the longest-running female anchor on American television in 2015. Norville is also an author.

She has written for ‘Inside Sports,' and her first book, ‘Back on Track: How to Straighten Out Your Life When It Throws You a Curve,' was published in 1997. It was inspired by her time working on ‘The Today Show.'

How Much Net Worth of Television Journalist Deborah Norville?

‘Thank You Power: Making the Science of Gratitude Work for You,' a book she wrote in 2007, was featured on ‘The New York Times Best Sellers' list. Aside from that, she has authored a few children's books and one of her books is exclusively dedicated to the art of knitting. She appeared in a couple of infomercials in 2008, promoting anti-aging creams and lotions.

She worked with ‘Premier Yarns' to bring the ‘Deborah Norville Collection' of knits and yarns to market. In March 2013, she was appointed to the board of directors of ‘Viacom Corporation.'

Net Worth

As of November 2022, According to CelebrityNetWorth, Deborah Norville's net worth is $18 million.

Her primary source of income is her employment as a journalist and businesswoman. Deborah Norville's monthly salary and other career earnings total more than 4 million dollars per year. Her extraordinary achievements have earned her a luxury lifestyle and some expensive automobile rides.

She is one of the most wealthy and powerful female journalists in the United States. Deborah Norville has an appealing height of 1.72m and a healthy body weight that complements her personality.

Instagram Handle (@deborahnorville)

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Personal Life

Deborah Norville is married to Karl Wellner; the couple married in 1987. Karl Wellner, a Swedish businessman, is her husband, and they have three children together. Niki Wellner (born 1991), Kyle Wellner (born 1995), and Mikaela Wellner are the couple's three children (b. 1998).

Norville stated on April 1, 2019, that she would be undergoing surgery to remove a malignant thyroid lesion. A viewer observed a bump on Norville's neck, which led to the cancer being discovered. Deborah Norville and her spouse Karl Wellner are still married and live a wonderful life together as of mid-2022.

As of November 2022, Deborah Norville's net worth is $18 million