Deborah Norville Breastfeeding Scandal

Deborah Norville

Deborah Norville

From Katlin P. – I remember Deborah Norville as co-host of the Today Show and it didn’t last too long because of some jealousy issues with Jane Pauley. I remember her leaving shortly after a People Magazine cover showing her breast feeding. Was this in 1990?

Mr. Pop History - The story comes from March 25, 1991. And yes, Deborah would be gone from the Today Show before the end of the year. Here’s a glimpse:

“The latest People Magazine shows “Today Show” host Deborah Norville breast-feeding her infant son. Some TV critics have taken issue on the photo. Tom Shales of the Washington Post calls it ‘a gross exploitation of oneself and one’s child all in the name of career advancement.’ In a statement, Norville says ‘motherhood shouldn’t impinge on a woman’s ability to do her job.’”