Kelly O'Donnell Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 22 Sep, 2021
Facts of Kelly O'Donnell
Date of Birth: 1965 , May-17
Age: 56 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Kelly O'Donnell
Birth Name Kelly O'Donnell
Nick Name Kelly
Nationality American, Irish
Birth Place/City Westlake
Ethnicity White
Profession Journalist
Working For NBC Nightly News,MSNBC
Net Worth $8 million
Eye Color Brown eyes
Hair Color Brown
Face Color White
Body Measurements 32-26-34
Breast Size 32B
Waist size 26
Hip Size 34
Famous for NBC News
Married Yes
Married to J. David Ake
TV Show NBC Nightly News, Today, NBC News Special, NBC News Decision 2010
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ABC News Capitol Hill correspondent, Kelly O'Donnell, is an Irish-American journalist and political reporter. Kelly appears on NBC Nightly News, Today, Meet The Press, and MSNBC. 

Westlake Born Kelly O'Donnell Graduated From Northwestern University

Kelly was born on May 17, 1965, in Westlake, Ohio, United States of America. Kelly O'Donnell was raised up in Westlake, Ohio. Kelly belongs to American nationality and her ethnicity is White American. 

In 1987, she attended Northwestern University, where she earned a degree in Bachelor of Science in Education. She was honored with Alumnae Award at Northwestern University in 2014. She was wanted to become a journalist since she was very young.

Professional career

Kelly O'Donnell first served to NBC News as a correspondent in 1994. Before that, she anchored and reported for WJW-TV and CBS. She started her broadcasting career at WJW-TV as an associate producer and reporter.

Kelly O'Donnell traveled with Sen. Bob Dole during his White House run in 1996. Prior to the Iraq war, she was embedded with the Third Infantry Division during operations in Fallujah in the year 2003. 

At the end of 2007, Kelly O'Donnell was appointed as Capitol Hill Correspondent. She previously served as White House Correspondent for NBC News covering the second term of President George W. Bush from 2005 to the end of 2007.

Kelly O'Donnell followed a broad range of stories as an NBC News correspondent in New York City and Los Angeles. She has also worked as a news anchor for the weekend edition of Today and as another NBC News broadcasts. 

Kelly O'Donnell's reporting has taken her to all 50 states and to 47 countries. In 2008, she also covered the race for the White House following Republican candidates.

Married To Professional Photographer J. David Ake

Kelly is a married woman. She has been married to J. David Ake, for a long time. Her husband is a professional photographer. David is an Assistant Chief of Bureau for Photos a The Associated Press in Washington.

Kelly O'Donnell seems to have been able to balance her professional responsibilities and personal life. Kelly has kept her personal life relatively quiet, which can neither be assumed that she is sharing an amazing relationship with her husband or not. She has not revealed her past affairs and boyfriend.

An award-winner reporter, Kelly O'Donnell was inducted into the Ohio Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame in September 2004. She was honored with a regional Emmy Award for outstanding live reporting of an Ohio prison riot. She has also received many national Emmy nominations.

Is a Multi-Millionaire? Know Her Net Worth

Kelly O'Donnell has an estimated net worth of $8 million which she has collected from a successful political reporter career. The report from NBC News Correspondent gets paid around $201 thousand per annum. As per some of the sources, she is supposed to make around $500 thousand from several works such as hosting, anchoring as well as presenting shows. 

Body measurement and Other Facts

  • She stands the height of five feet ten inches.
  • Kelly looks very pretty and beautiful with the classic hourglass shape.
  • She has a very attractive body with a measurement of 32-26-34 inches.