Kelly O’Donnell Biography
Kelly O’Donnell is an American Emmy award-winning Senior White House Correspondent, reporter, and anchor working for NBC News. She anchors NBC News and NBC Nightly News.
Kelly O’Donnell Education
She attended Villa Angela Academy (now Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School), a Catholic school in Cleveland where she earned her Diploma in General Education. From there, she had to further her education. She joined Northwestern University to pursue her career course. After completing her studies there, she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Education degree, focusing on a combined course of study in journalism and public policy.
Kelly O’Donnell Career
O’Donnell is a Senior White House Correspondent, reporter, and anchor at NBC News. She anchors NBC News and NBC Nightly News. O‘Donnell is a veteran of presidential politics, where she has covered four administrations: Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Barack Obama, and George W. Bush. She has been on the trail for seven presidential cycles covering both parties. In the 1990s, she worked for WJW TV in Cleveland, Ohio. During her working time there, she served the station as a reporter and anchor. In addition to that, he worked with former NBC reporter Martin Savidge when WJW was still a CBS station in Cleveland.
She was a regular panelist on The Chris Matthews Show until it was canceled. In addition to that, O’Donnell contributed reports to the primetime news magazine Dateline NBC. During the second term of George W. Bush, she served as a White House correspondent for NBC News. She became a Capitol Hill correspondent following the 2008 presidential campaign season. She covered the Bush Administration, Congress, and several presidential campaigns. Moreover, she was the first to report live on television that Hillary Clinton had called Donald Trump over the phone to concede the presidential election in 2016.
Throughout her carer, she has reported a wide variety of events, including the O. J. Simpson trial, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, and the September 11 attacks. In addition to that, she covered both the summer and winter Olympic games. Furthermore, she reported on the travels and death of Pope John Paul II.
Kelly O’Donnell Age
O’Donnell is 57 years old as of 2022. She was born on May 17, 1965, in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. O’Donnell celebrates her birthday on the 17th of May every year.
Kelly O’Donnell Height
O’Donnell stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 5 inches.
Kelly O’Donnell Family
O’Donnell was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and raised in Mentor, Ohio, United States. Her grandparents on both sides came from Ireland. She maintains Irish citizenship.
Kelly O’Donnell Husband
O’Donnell is married to her better half J. David Ake. She has not disclosed information about their marriage.
Kelly O’Donnell Net Worth
O’Donnell has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned from her successful career as a Correspondent and anchor.
Kelly O’Donnell Salary
O’Donnell earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Awards and Honors
Her great work has been recognized and she has received several awards and honors. She has won an Emmy and a National Headliner Award for outstanding campaign coverage. She was also honored with the 2019 Radio-Television Correspondents Association Career Achievement Award. In 2017, she was awarded the Northwestern Alumni Medal—the highest honor given by the Northwestern Alumni Association. In addition, in 2010 she received the Alumni Merit award and the 2014 Alumnae Award from Northwestern University. The following are some of her many honors, Los Angeles Press Club awards, a New Hampshire Primary Award for Political Reporting, a National Headliner award, as well as Emmy awards. In 2021, she was elected president of the White House Correspondents’ Association for 2023–2024.
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