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Keynote Speaker Deborah Norville
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Deborah Norville


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Deborah Norville is a two-time Emmy winner and New York Times Best Selling author. She is known to millions as the anchor of Inside Edition, the nation’s top-rated syndicated newsmagazine. Deborah is also the author of a number of books including the New York Times Best-Seller, Thank You Power: Making the SCIENCE of Gratitude Work for YOU, which was followed by The Power of Respect, detailing the measurable benefits that result from respectful behavior. In 2016, Deborah, the longest serving anchor on American television, was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame. A lifelong crafter and seamstress, she markets the Deborah Norville Yarn Collection. The line of high-quality yarn for knit and crochet enthusiasts has grown 678% in sales since its introduction five years ago. Deborah is a Director of the Viacom Corporation where she serves on the Compensation Committee. She regularly addresses businesses about the power of gratitude increasing the bottom line- both in literal dollars increased, as well as in enhanced productivity and creativity.

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Two-time Emmy© Award winner Deborah Norville is Anchor of Inside Edition, the country’s top-rated and most honored syndicated newsmagazine. Ratings jumped 15% the week Norville joined the program and have remained high ever since. Throughout her tenure, the show has consistently ranked in the top ten television shows in first-run syndication. Inside Edition reaches a daily audience of just under 5 million viewers.

In 2016, Norville, the longest serving anchor on American television, was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. The veteran journalist joined Inside Edition in 1995 from CBS News where she was anchor and correspondent. Norville is the former co-host of NBC’s “Today” and anchor of NBC "News at Sunrise." During the course of her career she has hosted the primetime “Deborah Norville Tonight” on MSNBC and the national “Deborah Norville Show” on the ABC Talk Radio Network. She began her career at WAGA –TV in Atlanta, while still a student at the University of Georgia, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated summa cum laude, 4.0 First Honor Graduate. She has also been a reporter and anchor for WMAQ-TV.

Norville is also a best-selling author and lecturer. Her book, Thank You Power: Making the SCIENCE of Gratitude Work for YOU (2007, Thomas Nelson) detailing the connection between gratitude and enhanced cognitive function and energy, was a New York Times best-seller as well as a best-seller in South Korea. She is also co-author and contributor to the popular “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series, and the author of several other self-help books as well as two best-selling children’s books and a number of books featuring knit and crochet patterns.

A lifelong crafter and seamstress, Norville has partnered with Premier® Yarns as the creative force behind the Deborah Norville Yarn Collection™, a line of high-quality yarn for knit and crochet enthusiasts found online and in top chains, including Jo-Ann Stores. The product has enjoyed exponential growth since its launch in 2009, selling well over six million skeins since its debut. The collection includes knitting needles and crochet hooks and the only anti-pillling acrylic yarn available: Deborah Norville Everyday® yarn.

Norville is a member of the Board of Directors for the Viacom Corporation and serves on the Compensation Committee. She is also on the boards of two privately held family firms.

Married and a mother of three, Norville serves as a Director for the Broadcasters Foundation of America. She is a past board member of the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, Rita Hayworth (Alzheimer’s) Steering Committee.

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Thank You Power
Making Gratitude Work for You

The power of gratitude can make individuals better able to solve problems, destress, and live more active lives. In business, the power of gratitude can increase the bottom line- both in literal dollars increased, as well as in enhanced productivity and creativity on the part of the employee workforce.

The Media in the Cross Hairs

Journalism in a time of “Fake News”.

Who’s Leading Whom?

The challenges of leading in an ever changing landscape.

Entrepreneur of Your Life

Everyone it seems aspires to 'be their own boss.' What's the secret. How can any of us orchestrate our lives so WE are in charge. As the longest serviing anchor in America, as well as a Director for a publicly traded company (Viacom), best-selling author, and face behind the Deborah Norville Yarn Collection, I share the secrets for 'keeping going' when it seems the answer is always 'no.'

Motivate Me

Inspirational address leaves attendees fired up and ready to tackle their challenges.

Thank You Power by Deborah Norville

Thank You Power

knit With by Deborah Norville

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