Deborah Norville Biography

Deborah Norville

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Birth Name: Deborah Norville
Date of birth:
Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Birth Sign: leo
Age: 59 Years
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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, and she is popular all around the world for being an author of her book, "Thank You Power". Beautiful and talented, Deborah Norville was born as Deborah Anne Norville in Dalton, Georgia, the United States of America. She belongs to the American nationality and is of white ethnicity.

On 12th December 1987, Deborah married Karl Wellner. Deborah and Karl were boyfriend and girlfriend before they became husband and wife, and they had a long-time affair before marriage

Karl Wellner is a reputed Swedish businessman. As a happily married couple, the couple is parents to three children: two sons Niky and Kyle, and one daughter named Mikaela. She hasn't any extra-marital affairs.

Sweet and lovely, Deborah was crowned with "local Junior Miss contestant" when she was in her high school. She then joined the "University of Georgia" with a major in journalism. As a journalism student, she took an internship at the Georgia Public Television. She then joined WAGA-TV on a summer internship.

She became a full-time reporter soon after completing her Bachelor of Arts. She then joined WMAQ-TV, and she began serving NBC News from 1986. Deborah who has been earning a lucrative amount of salary is said to have the net worth of $6 million. Besides, she also earns a good sum of money through advertisements. In 2008, Norville worked in infomercials. There she endorsed for a number of anti-aging cream and lotions. Later, she founded a company Deborah Norville Collection where she launched a collection of knit and crochet yarns.

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Born in Dalton, Georgia, United States of America

1958 8th of August

Beautiful and talented, Deborah Norville was born as Deborah Anne Norville in Dalton, Georgia, United States of America. She was raised in upper middle class family. She is an America and is of white ethnicity. She is five feet and eight inch tall.


Took part in America’s Junior Miss pageant


Sweet and lovely, Deborah was crowned with local Junior Miss contest when she was in her senior year in high school. She then took part in 1976 America’s Junior Miss pageant representing Georgia but she was not crowned with this title.


Joined WAGA-TV on a summer internship


While still pursuing journalism at the University of Georgia, she took an intern at the Georgia Public Television. She then joined WAGA-TV on a summer internship. She also became the weekend reporter. In early 1979, she conducted an interview with President Jimmy Carter.


Became the weekend anchor at the WAGA-TV

1979 of October

After serving in WAGA-TV as an intern for several months, she became a full-time reporter soon after completing her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Georgia. At the end of 1979, she was offered the role of weekend anchor at WAGA-TV.


Joined NBC News

1987 of January

Two years later, after being a weekend anchor at the WAGA-TV, she joined WMAQ-TV and began reporting and anchoring their shows. At the end of 1986, it was revealed that she will be joining NBC News and began anchoring NBC News at Sunrise with the start of 1987.


Married to Karl Wellner

1987 12th of December

On 12th of December 1987, Deborah got married to Karl Wellner. Karl Wellner is a reputed Swedish businessman. As a married couple, they have been parents three times. This is her only love affairs. They are still living the happy married life.


Was named Best Newscaster's Lips

1987 of January

Miss Georgia's Junior and Emmy Award-winner, Deborah Norville has been honored with several respectful titles. With the start of 1987, she was honored by the Playboy magazine as the Best Newscaster's Lips.


Won Emmy Award


Emmy Award is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and she has also been honored with this award twice. She was honored with this award in 1990 for covering the news about the democratic uprising in Romania.


Became the editor at McCall’s magazine


In the 1980s, she served at the Inside Sports magazine as a Contributing Editor. She served there for few years and then she joined McCall’s magazine in 1991 and she also worked in this position for the next two years.


Joined ABC Network Radio

1991 of May

After she welcomed her first child, she took maternity leave and this leave was the end of her career at NBC News. She didn't come back to NBC news after her leave but later she joined ABC Network Radio and began hosting Deborah Norville Show: From Her Home to Yours.


Released her book, Thank You Power


Besides gaining the name of renowned television journalist and businesswoman in the world, she is also a great writer. She has been writing since a long time. In 2007, she published a bestselling book, Thank You Power.

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