Norman started his career in CJRN radio in his hometown of Niagara Falls in 1967. He switched to television in 1972 for the opening of CHFD-TV in Thunder Bay. That was followed by jobs at CFCF-TV in Montreal and CFTO-TV in Toronto.
As a parliamentary reporter for Toronto's CFTO-TV and then for CJOH in Ottawa, Norman travelled extensively across Canada and around the world. He has a passion for books and the printed word. He and his wife Elizabeth have two daughters, Jessica and Emily.