Two-time Emmy Award-winning Inside Edition anchor Deborah Norville will visit the Montclair State University Broadcasting Department on October 2 to receive the Allen B. DuMont Broadcaster of the Year Award. The University community is invited to attend the event which begins at 9:30 a.m. Norville will be interviewed by Assistant Professor Marc Rosenweig for a special edition of Carpe Diem before receiving the award, and then will speak to a master class of students.
Since joining Inside Edition as anchor 14 years ago, Norville has led the program to the top spot among syndicated television newsmagazines. Prior to Inside Edition, she was a correspondent for several CBS News magazine programs and also co-host of NBC’s Today show. She began her career at television stations in Atlanta and Chicago.
In addition to broadcasting, Norville is also the author of books for both adults and children. During her visit to the campus, she will talk about her next book, The Power of Respect, which is due in book stores on October 13.
Established in 1985, the Broadcaster of the Year Award has honored noted individuals in the field including Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes, Roz Abrams, formerly of Eyewitness News, and Bob McGrath of Sesame Street,. The selection of candidates is based on recommendations by faculty and staff of the Department of Broadcasting and the DuMont Television Center at Montclair State University.