Deborah Norville

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  • Trivia

    • Deborah's two Emmy's were for 48 Hours covering the Mississippi floods and one for NBC news for the democratic uprising in Romania.

    • In 2002 the Broadcaster's Foundation awarded Deborah its prestigious Avatar award in recognition of outstanding broadcasting excellence and commitment to community affairs.

    • Deborah claims that her mother was her inspiration as a child. Her mom suffered from a health crisis and died when Deborah was 20.

    • When Deborah joined Inside Edition, ratings jumped 15 percent her first week.

    • Deborah graduated from the University of Georgia as a Phi Betta Kappa with a 4.0 GPA.

    • Deborah won Georgia's Jr. Miss beauty pageant. Her talent was sewing, people were surprised that she didn't sing or dance.

    • Deborah's father (Zach) and her 3 sisters (Nancy, Cathy, and Patti) still live in her hometown of Dalton.

    • Deborah's husband's name is Karl Mellner. They have 3 children, Niki, Kyle and Michaela.

    • Deborah owns 2 dogs--yellow labs named Polo and Puck.

    • While working for NBC news, Deborah filmed a public service announcement about peer pressure for The More You Know campaign.

  • Quotes

    • Deborah: (On looks in media) Appearance will get you in the door – incompetence will get you out even faster! But I must say, it was with relish, after the Today show, that I pointed out I couldn't possibly have gotten my talk show with ABC Radio thanks to blonde hair and blue eyes!

    • Deborah: (On parenting)
      I think our job as parents is to give our kids roots to grow and wings to fly. I want my kids to be curious, to be interested in a lot of things, to be confident, and to feel they belong in any number of situations.

    • Deborah: It is important for women to know who they are, and to know what makes their hearts sing.

    • Deborah: If I have time to exercise, I do it, but I don't fixate on numbers like weight or waist size. Numbers don't work for me.