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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Deborah Norville, host of the nation's longest-running syndicated newsmagazine Inside Edition, will serve as master of ceremonies for the NAB Education Foundation's eighth annual Service to America Awards June 12 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, DC. The celebration recognizes outstanding community service by local broadcasters and other leading citizens.
As one of the most recognizable personalities on television today, Norville is a two-time Emmy Award winner. The veteran newswoman joined Inside Edition from CBS News, where she anchored America Tonight and also reported for 48 Hours, Street Stories and CBS Evening News. Before that she was co-anchor for NBC's The Today Show, having joined NBC as anchor of NBC News at Sunrise. Norville began her career in journalism as a student at the University of Georgia, starting as a reporter and later going on to anchor WAGA-TV in Atlanta. She was recently host of MSNBC's Deborah Norville Tonight.
About the Service to America Awards
The Service to America Awards is presented by the NABEF with major support from Bonneville International Corporation and the National Association of Broadcasters. This year's Leadership Award winner is former President William Jefferson Clinton. Gulf Coast broadcasters and broadcasters nationwide will be honored for their public service efforts before, during and after Hurricane Katrina with the Samaritan Award. Service to America Awards will also be presented to eight local radio and television stations for outstanding service to their communities. In recent years, NABEF has recognized First Lady Laura Bush, former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalyn Carter, former First Lady Nancy Reagan, boxing legend Muhammad Ali and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani for their extraordinary service in bettering the lives of others. Details about the Service to America Awards are available at www.nabef.org.
Founded in 1964, Bonneville International Corporation operates 28 radio stations in the Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Phoenix, St. Louis, and Salt Lake City markets, as well as KSL-TV (NBC affiliate) in Salt Lake City. Bonneville's motto is "Do good, do well, make a difference, and have fun." In addition to competing aggressively in major-market broadcasting, Bonneville has a tradition of award-winning commitment to the communities it serves.
The NAB Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the public interest in supporting and advocating: education and training programs, strategies to increase diversity, initiatives stressing the importance of the First Amendment, community service, philanthropy and other timely broadcasting issues.
The National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association that advocates on behalf of more than 8,300 free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Courts. Information about NAB can be found at www.nab.org.