WASHINGTON, DC -- Deborah Norville, host of the nation's top-rated syndicated newsmagazine "Inside Edition," will serve as master of ceremonies for the NAB Education Foundation's (NABEF) thirteenth annual Celebration of Service to America Awards, held Monday, June 6, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The celebration recognizes broadcasters for outstanding service to their local communities.
Norville has more than three decades of broadcast journalism experience, including serving 16 years as anchor at "Inside Edition." Considered one of the most recognizable personalities on television today, Norville joined "Inside Edition" from "CBS News," where she anchored "America Tonight" and also reported for "48 Hours," "Street Stories" and "CBS Evening News." Prior to that, she was co-anchor for NBC's "The Today Show," having joined NBC as anchor of "NBC News at Sunrise."
A two-time Emmy Award-winner, author and philanthropist, Norville is active in a number of charities. She has been the National Celebrity Spokesperson for the Mother's March of Dimes, a director for Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, a board member of the Broadcasters Foundation of America, and served on the Steering Committee for the Rita Hayworth (Alzheimer's) Gala.
As previously announced, Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges will receive the 2011 Service to America Leadership Award, NABEF's highest honor, for his dedication to ending childhood hunger in America. Target Corp. will receive the Corporate Leadership Award for their extraordinary focus on community service and corporate social responsibility.
About The Celebration of Service to America Awards
The Celebration of Service to America Awards are sponsored and produced by NABEF with major support from Bonneville International Corporation and the National Association of Broadcasters. In recent years, entertainment industry icon Quincy Jones, legendary rock star Sir Elton John, former President Bill Clinton, First Lady Laura Bush, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, boxing legend Muhammad Ali, former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalyn Carter, and former First Lady Nancy Reagan have been presented with the Celebration of Service to America Leadership Award at the event. Details about the Celebration of Service to America Awards are available here.
The NAB Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to reinforcing the future of broadcasting through a commitment to education and to advancing excellence in the diversity and community service efforts of our industry. Learn more at www.nabef.org.
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.