Know About Deborah Norville; Age, Net Worth, Husband, Children, Salary

Published Date: 03 Apr, 2019 Updated date: 03 Apr, 2019 By Celebs Podium

An inspiration to many women out there, Deborah Norville, age 60, enjoys one heck of a versatile career as a TV journalist and businesswoman. The American talent currently serves as the anchor of a syndicated television news magazine, Inside Edition.

The name of Deborah Norville hits as the woman with passion and urgency for a substantial life. Not just a prominent media correspondent, Deborah carries her business venture as a member of the board of directors of the Viacom Corporation

Bio & Family Life

The veteran journalist was born as Deborah Anne Norville on 8 August 1958 in Dalton, Georgia. She was raised by her businessman father, Zachary Samuel Norville, and mother, Merle O. Norville. Deborah’s family members include her three other sisters.

During her childhood, Deborah’s parents parted ways with one another. After that, she grew up with her mother, who later left the world following a terminal illness when Deborah was 20.

As of her educational background, Deborah joined the University of Georgia after her high school studies. She later graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Journalism with a perfect 4.0 grade point.

Career, Net Worth

Marching forward professionally as a TV personality and businesswoman, Deborah bags a compelling net worth of $18 Million. Besides, her salary figure reads as $4 Million. All of these incredible earnings are the result of Deborah’s stint with media networks including Fox, NBC, ABC, and CBS.

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Starting as an intern at Georgia Public Television, Deborah later served for Fox’s WAGA-TV in Atlanta as an executive. She later associated with the network as a full-time reporter in 1979 before leaving for NBC News in 1986. Subsequently, the media figure joined NBC News in January 1987 and anchored NBC News at Sunrise.    

Deborah Norville briefs her absence from Inside Edition on 2 April 2019 (Video: Deborah’s Instagram)

Four years later, Deborah switched as an ABC Talk Radio Networks’ host for a prime-time program, The Deborah Norville Show: From Her Home to Yours. A year later in October 1992, she joined CBS News as a correspondent and reported for Street Stories and 48 Hours. She later co-anchored CBS Evening News before holding the position of an anchor of an American TV newsmagazine, Inside Edition in 1995.  Deborah’s next stop was at MSNBC as its prime-time lineup in 2003.

Married Life: Husband, Children

The versatile personality is now enjoying more than three decades of her married life. In fact, it has become around 32 years since she shared the wedding vows with her renowned Swedish businessman husband, Karl Wellner on 12 December 1987. Karl, age 65, serves as the President and CEO of an international wealth management firm, Papamarkou.


Deborah Norville enjoys beach walk with husband Karl Wellner on 31 March 2019 (Picture: Deborah’s Instagram)

The couple first met on a blind date for which Deborah thanked her relatives. Four months later, they shared engagement rings after Karl proposed her twice: once in a sandwich shop in New York City, and again while they were in Brazil. With two yeses came the engagement followed by a nuptial bond at St. James Episcopal Church in New York.

Deborah and Karl share the bliss of three children: two sons, Nick (age 28) and Kyle (age 24) and daughter Mikaela (age 21). 

Some Interesting Facts About Deborah Norville

  • During her high school, she won her town’s local Junior beauty contest and later represented Georgia in the 1976 America’s Junior Miss pageant.
  • She has received two Emmys for her power-packed TV reporting.
  • Apart from media involvement, Deborah markets and sells a line of yarns (named Deborah Norville Collection) manufactured by Premier Yarns for knit and crochet enthusiasts. 
  • Deborah announced that she would undergo surgery to remove a cancerous thyroid nodule on 1 April 2019, after one of the viewers noticed a lump on her neck. She later notified of a successful surgery through her Instagram post on 2nd April.
  • She is a huge dog lover and owns a Labrador as a pet.
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