The New York State Broadcasters Association (NYSBA) honored veteran journalist Deborah Norville with the Carol M. Reilly Award at the Tony Malara Awards Dinner, which served as the opening event of the NYSBA's Executive Conference June 27-28 at the Sagamore Resort on Lake George.
This year's award selection has been a particularly poignant process for me," said NYSBA President Joseph A. Reilly, who will retire from his post at the end of June after more than 30 years. "Deborah Norville is not only an outstanding journalist, but also an all-around talent who is known for her journalistic integrity and professionalism. She really represents what the Carol M. Reilly Award is all about. My wife would be very pleased that the NYSBA selected Deborah for this honor."
Norville, a native of Dalton, Ga., has served as anchor of INSIDE EDITION, America's top-rated nationally syndicated news magazine show, for more than 15 years. A two-time Emmy Award winner, she has covered a range of memorable stories ranging from spending five days as an inmate in a North Carolina penal institution known as the "toughest jail in America" to toiling as a dishwasher at a New York City diner.
Her broadcast TV career has included a number of reporting and anchoring positions for CBS, MSNBC and NBC News, including the "Today Show." In a brief departure from TV, she hosted the nationally syndicated "Deborah Norville Radio Show," which was aired via the ABC Radio Network.
Norville, a best-selling writer, has authored numerous books including two children's stories. Additionally, she is an avid craft maker. In 2009, she expanded her love of the fiber arts, which includes knitting and crocheting, to craft stores nationwide by creating a yarn collection.
A mother of three, Norville is actively involved in a number of charities and is a highly sought-after lecturer.