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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 tenth annual Celebration of Service to America Awards held Monday, June 9, at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. The celebration recognizes broadcasters for outstanding service to their local communities.
"Deborah was an exceptional master of ceremonies last year," said NABEF President Marcellus Alexander. "We are pleased that she has agreed to lend her talents once again to make the 10th anniversary Service to America program spectacular."
With three decades of broadcast journalism experience, including over 12 years as anchor at Inside Edition, Norville is one of the most recognizable personalities on television today. The two-time Emmy Award winner 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.
As previously announced, this year's Celebration of Service to America Leadership Award will honor entertainment industry icon Quincy Jones.
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 Corp. and the National Association of Broadcasters. In recent years, 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 at www.nabef.org/ServicetoAmerica.
Bonneville International Corp.
Founded in 1964, Bonneville International’s heritage traces its early roots to KSL Radio, which first went on the air in July of 1922 (originally as KZN) in Salt Lake City and to KSL-TV, which had its on-air debut in 1949. Bonneville currently owns and operates 31 radio stations in the Chicago, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Phoenix, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Salt Lake City markets, as well as KSL 5 Television (NBC affiliate) in Salt Lake City. The company’s working motto is “Do good, do well, make a difference, and have fun,” and it structures its innovative and successful business model on the three principles of 1) building its people, 2) making a difference in its communities, and 3) meeting aggressive financial goals. Bonneville enjoys a long-standing reputation and is known industry-wide for its values-oriented programming and its nationally recognized and award-winning commitment to serving the communities where it broadcasts.
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 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.