On September 12, 2011, CBS Television Distribution's Inside Edition begins its 24th season as television's longest-running, top-rated and most-honored syndicated newsmagazine, building upon a successful season in which the show made headlines, received industry accolades and, once again, ranked in the top 10 first-run syndicated programs, a distinction it's held for the past 23 years.
Anchored by veteran newswoman Deborah Norville since 1995, and backed by a dedicated staff of correspondents and producers, the daily newsmagazine has built its enduring success by presenting a compelling mix of hard-hitting investigations, exclusive newsmaker interviews and incisive human-interest stories, as well as celebrity and pop culture features.
Norville, the series' on-air staple, is a two-time Emmy Award winner actively involved in all aspects of the broadcast. Working with her is an experienced team of broadcast journalists, overseen by Executive Producer Charles Lachman, with Co-Executive Producer Esther Pessin, Managing Editor Kevin Harry and Senior Producer Brian Hendel.
One of Inside Edition's best-known elements is its award-winning Investigative Unit, headed by Senior Producer Bob Read. Their work combines extensive research and surveillance, as well as hard-hitting interviews. Inside Edition's Investigative Unit's report on Cash4Gold led other news organizations to advise consumers to shop around before selling their gold.
Inside Edition wins the 2011 National Press Club Award, for its reports on insurance salesmen pressuring and persuading people on Medicare to buy annuities they need. Another report "Air Duct Cleaning" exposed the home repair deals that may be too good to be true won the National Headliner Award for 2011.
Inside Edition also made news last year when it landed an exclusive interview with Bristol Palin, who admitted that she did not vote in the midterm elections. Inside Edition reported extensively on several cases making national headlines, including Lindsey Lohan's and Casey Anthony's court cases.
Last season, Inside Edition scored dozens of exclusive, news-making interviews on just about every national story that captured America's attention – from Congressman Anthony Weiner's "sexting" partner Lisa Weiss to Charlie Sheen's first goddess to Elizabeth Taylor's first fiancé William Pawley.
Inside Edition's award-winning investigative unit continued to expose dangerous and unethical practices that directly impact many of our nation's most vulnerable citizens. The investigative team's undercover work this past summer even led to a Congressional hearing on how to protect the elderly from unethical practices by insurance salespeople.
Inside Edition's Chief Correspondent Jim Moret is in constant demand for his legal and reporting expertise. He appeared on various broadcast news outlets numerous times during and after the Casey Anthony verdict.
In addition to Moret, other members of the Inside Edition team include correspondents Diane McInerney, Paul Boyd, Les Trent, Megan Alexander and Lisa Guerrero. Boyd and McInerney are also the co-anchors of Inside Edition Weekend. Guerrero is Chief Investigative Correspondent.
The work of the Inside Edition team has resulted in numerous awards for journalistic excellence unmatched by any other syndicated newsmagazine program. The awards include The George Polk, Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi, National Press Club, National Headliner, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Deadline Club, Overseas Press Club, National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators, Fund for Animals, American Women in Radio and Television and National Women's Political Caucus. For its riveting coverage of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Inside Edition was honored with a National Press Club Award, National Headliner Award, Deadline Club Award and Clarion Award, and was nominated for an Emmy.
Most recently, Inside Edition's investigative team won 2011 National Headliner Awards-– presented by the Press Club of Atlantic City for First Place, Investigative Reporting – ("Air Duct Cleaning Investigation") and Third Place, Business and Consumer Reporting – ("Bankers Life and Casualty Investigation").
Inside Edition premiered on Jan. 9, 1989, when the syndicated newsmagazine genre was at its peak. It holds the distinction of being the only series among that original group that has remained on the air continually since then, and, as its ratings have proved, it continues to thrive.
A two-time Emmy Award winner, Norville joined Inside Edition in 1995 from CBS News, where she anchored America Tonight and reported for 48 Hours, Street Stories and CBS Evening News. Prior to working at CBS, she hosted the nationally syndicated Deborah Norville Radio Show, which was heard on more than 200 stations via the ABC Radio network. At NBC, she served as news anchor and, later, as co-host of NBC'S Today, following her tenure as anchor of NBC News At Sunrise. She briefly returned to NBC News to anchor the primetime Deborah Norville Tonight on MSNBC, while simultaneously anchoring Inside Edition.
Inside Edition is produced daily by Inside Edition Inc. and distributed by CBS Television Distribution.