Kelly O’Donnell Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Husband, NBC News, Salary, and Net Worth

Kelly O’Donnell is an American Correspondent, Anchor, and Reporter working at NBC News as a political reporter. She joined NBC News in 1994.

Kelly O’Donnell Profile

Kelly O’Donnell is an American Correspondent, Anchor, and Reporter working at NBC News as a political reporter. She joined NBC News in the year 1994.

Kelly O’Donnell Education

O’Donnell went to Northwestern University where she attained her Bachelor of Science in Education degree in 1987. She had her high school studies at Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School (then Villa Angela Academy).

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Kelly O’Donnell Career

O’Donnell serves at NBC News as a political reporter – Senior White House and Capitol Hill Correspondent. She also makes appearances on Today, NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, and Meet The Press. O’Donnell started her journalism career at WJW-TV based in Cleveland, Ohio where she served as an anchor and reporter. She left the station in 1994 and joined NBC News where she started off by serving as a correspondent based in Los Angeles and New York City. 

At NBC News, she has often served as a panelist on The Chris Matthews Show before it got canceled. Furthermore, she also served as an anchor and substitute host on the weekend edition of Nightly New and the Weekend Today program. She also made contributions to the primetime news magazine Dateline NBC reports. After the 2008 presidential campaign season, she started serving as the Capitol Hill correspondent. O’Donnell also served as a White House correspondent during the second term of George W. Bush NBC News.

O’Donnell has also managed to cover several campaigns, the Bush Administration, and Congress. She also embedded with the 3rd Infantry stationed in Qatar and Baghdad Division during the Iraq war. In addition to that, she also enclosed major stories including the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, the O. J. Simpson trial, the September 11 attacks, and the Oklahoma City bombing.

Kelly O’Donnell Age

O’Donnell was born on May 17, 1965, in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. She is therefore 58 years old as of 2023 and celebrates her birthday on the 17th of May every year.

Quick Facts About O’Donnell

Age58 years old as of 2023
SpouseJ. David Ake
Net Worth$1 Million – $5 Million

Kelly O’Donnell Height

O’Donnell stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.

Kelly O’Donnell Family|Parents

O’Donnell was born and raised by her father Josh O’Donnell and her mother Kristen O’Donnell in Cleveland, Ohio. Her father, Josh used to work as a businessman and her mother was a professional dancer. She grew up alongside her older sister, Jenny O’Donnell who is also a journalist.

Kelly O’Donnell Husband

O’Donnell is happily married to her husband, J. David Ake who is working as the Associated Press Deputy Head Bureau in Washington. From 2003 to August 2006, David worked as the Associate Press Deputy Director of Photography.

Kelly O’Donnell Salary

Being one of the top correspondents for NBC News O’Donnell earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000. 

Kelly O’Donnell’s Net Worth

O’Donnell has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a Correspondent, Anchor, and Reporter.

Kelly O’Donnell Weight Loss | Illness

In September 2023, O’Donnell shared her weight loss journey. It started in the year 2018 when she got diagnosed with a chronic condition that needed medication that made her gain weight. She realized she had to focus more on her health. O’Donnell decided to lose weight and began by seeing a nutritionist for healthier eating. She also started working with a personal trainer and exercising regularly. She lost weight by changing her diet, like cutting out processed foods and eating more fruits and veggies. O’Donnell also did strength training and cardio workouts with her trainer. Her dedication to diet and exercise helped her lose a lot of weight. She found the journey tough but kept going, and it paid off with success.

Kelly O’Donnell NBC News

O’Donnell is working at NBC News where she works alongside other famous  NBC News anchors and reporters including;

  1. Andrea Mitchell
  2. Garrett Haake
  3. Mike Memoli
  4. Marianna Sotomayor
  5. Geoff Bennett
  6. Josh Lederman
  7. Morgan Radford
  8. Somara Theodore
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