On September 9, 2013, CBS Television Distribution’s Inside Edition begins its new season as television’s longest-running, top-rated and most-honored syndicated newsmagazine. Building upon a successful season in which the show made headlines, Inside Edition received industry accolades and, once again, ranked in the top 10 first-run syndicated programs, a distinction it’s held for the past 24 seasons.
Inside Edition premiered on Jan. 9, 1989, when the syndicated newsmagazine genre was at its peak. It holds the distinction of being the only series among that original group that has remained on the air continually since then, and, as its ratings have proved, it continues to thrive.
Anchored by veteran newswoman Deborah Norville, and backed by a dedicated staff of correspondents and producers, the daily newsmagazine has built its enduring success by presenting a compelling mix of hard-hitting investigations, exclusive newsmaker interviews and incisive human-interest stories, as well as celebrity and pop culture features.
Norville, the series’ on-air staple, is a two-time Emmy Award winner actively involved in all aspects of the broadcast. Working with her is an experienced team of broadcast journalists, overseen by Executive Producer Charles Lachman, with Co-Executive Producer Esther Pessin, Managing Editor Kevin Harry and Senior Producer Brian Hendel.
One of Inside Edition’s best-known elements is its award-winning investigative unit, headed by Senior Producer Bob Read and Chief Investigative Correspondent Lisa Guerrero. Their work combines extensive research and surveillance, as well as hard-hitting interviews. Inside Edition’s investigations continue to expose dangerous and unethical practices that directly impact many of our nation’s most vulnerable citizens.
The Inside Edition team includes correspondents Jim Moret, Diane McInerney, Paul Boyd, Les Trent, Megan Alexander. Boyd and McInerney are also the co-anchors of Inside Edition Weekend.
The work of the Inside Edition team has resulted in numerous awards for journalistic excellence unmatched by any other syndicated newsmagazine program. The awards include The George Polk, Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi, National Press Club, National Headliner, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Deadline Club, Overseas Press Club, National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators, Fund for Animals, American Woman in Radio and Television and National Women’s Political Caucus. For its riveting coverage of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Inside Edition was honored with a National Press Club Award, National Headliner Award, Deadline Club Award, Clarion Award and was nominated for an Emmy.
Inside Edition’s investigative reports have been written up in journalism textbooks and discussed in the Congressional Record. Inside Edition reporters have also testified before Congress.
Norville joined Inside Edition in 1995 from CBS News, where she anchored “America Tonight” and reported for “48 Hours,” “Street Stories” and “CBS Evening News.” Prior to working at CBS, she hosted the nationally syndicated “Deborah Norville Radio Show,” which was heard on more than 200 stations via the ABC Radio network. At NBC, she served as news anchor and, later, as co-host of NBC’S “Today,” following her tenure as anchor of “NBC News At Sunrise.” She briefly returned to NBC News to anchor the primetime “Deborah Norville Tonight” on MSNBC, while simultaneously anchoring Inside Edition.
Inside Edition is produced daily by Inside Edition Inc. and distributed by CBS Television Distribution.