Deborah Norville Biography

Updated On May 26, 2019 Published On Dec 20, 2015
Facts of Deborah Norville
Date of Birth: 1958 , August-8
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Deborah Norville
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Dalton, Georgia, USA
Ethnicity White
Profession Journalist
Working For WAGA-TV
Net Worth $6 million
Married Yes
Married to Karl Wellner (m. 1987)
Children : Mikaela Wellner, Kyle Wellner, Niki Wellner
Education University of Georgia
Awards Emmy award
Books Thank You Power: Making the Science of Gratitude Work for You
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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, being the author of her book, "Thank You Power" and a member of the Board of Directors of the Viacom Corporation.

Deborah Norville's early life and education

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.

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.

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Deborah Norville's career

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.

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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Deborah Norville's net worth

Deborah who has been earning a lucrative amount of salary is said to have the net worth of $6 million as of 2018. Although her salary has not been disclosed it has been known that Deborah makes most of her money from writing journalist and from business channels.

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Deborah Norville's personal life

Talking about her personal life, Deborah is a married woman.  On 12th December 1987, Deborah married Karl Wellner. Karl Wellner is a reputed Swedish businessman.

The couple met after their family set them up for a blind date and even after the 30th anniversary of their marriage, they are free from rumors and mishaps of divorce.

As a happily married couple, the couple is parents to 3 children: two sons Niky and Kyle, and one daughter named Mikaela. She hasn't any extra-marital affairs.

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Born in Dalton, Georgia, United States of America

August 8 , 1958

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 Norville 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, Deborah Norville 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


After serving in WAGA-TV as an intern for several months, Deborah Norville 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


Two years later, after being a weekend anchor at the WAGA-TV, Deborah Norville 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

December 12 , 1987

On 12th of December 1987, Deborah Norville 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.

Released her book, Thank You Power


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

Became the editor at McCall’s magazine


Deborah Norville 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.

Was named Best Newscaster's Lips


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.

Joined ABC Network Radio


After Deborah Norville 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.

Won Emmy Award


Emmy Award is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and Deborah Norville 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.

Current Net worth


Blessed with successful journalism and business career along with happy married life, Deborah Norville is enjoying an enormous economic benefit. Her net worth as of 2018 is estimated to be $6 million.