Former NBC 5 New Anchor Deborah Norville in Town Promoting New Book “The Way We Are”

Before Deborah Norville replaced Fox News Bill O’Reilly on Inside Edition in 1995, she was an anchor for local news station NBC 5 Chicago in the late 1980s. In 1989 she replaced co-host Jane Pauley on Today, and was later replaced by Katie Couric by 1991. Norville later worked for CBS, but it was the syndicated show Inside Edition that clicked, and she has held that position since 1995.


The NBC 5 team remaining in Chicago now works for ABC 7 Chicago
(Left-to-right: Ron Magers, Deborah Norville, Jerry Taft, Mark Giangreco).


Deborah Norville is town in Chicago to promote her book commemorating the 25-year anniversary of Inside Edition.

As Inside Edition celebrates its 25th anniversary, anchor Deborah Norville pulls the curtain back on the show’s operation, revealing its combination of stories that touch your heart, put you on the edge of your seat, and leave viewers convinced they must have made that up! Well—trust us, it’s all real.

Only Inside Edition would take you to both the runways of Miss America and Miss Piggy—the pageant for porcine contestants (and yes, we are talking real porkers). But we’ve also reported on parents who insisted on finding a cure for their ailing child, the man who doesn’t need limbs to show the rest of us how to reach great heights, and the heroism of everyday people on 9/11 and during natural disasters. The Way We Are is a sometimes side-splitting, occasionally heart-stopping, but always entertaining journey down memory lane. It’s a reminder of what fascinated us over the past two and a half decades, with a look at the stories that made

Inside Edition a success on day one—and through 8,150 episodes—and has kept it there ever since.


Norville is also the host of the online talk show, New Way RA, to help raise awareness about rheumatoid arthritis, a disease which contributed to her mother’s death.