Norah O'Donnell Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 15 Aug, 2021
Facts of Norah O'Donnell
Date of Birth: 1974 , January-23
Age: 47 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Name Norah O'Donnell
Father Francis O’Donnell
Mother Norah O'Donnell
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Washington, D.C
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession Journalist
Working For CBS News
Net Worth $8 millio
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown Dark
Face Color White
Weight in KG 60 kg
Famous for Journalist
Married Yes
Married to Geoff Tracy (m. 2001)
Children Grace Tracy, Riley Norah Tracy, Henry Tracy
Divorce N/A
Education Georgetown University
Awards Not Yet
Online Presence Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
TV Show CBS This Morning, MSNBC Live, NBC News Decision 2010, CBS News
Sisters Mary O'Donnell
Siblings Francis O'Donnell
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Norah O’Donnell is a very beautiful and graceful American print and television journalist. She is currently working in the CBS This Morning as a co-anchor of the show since July 2012 replacing the regular host Erica Hall. She is also the substitute host for CBS’s Sunday morning show named Face the Nation. Prior to working as the host at the CBS Network, She was also the Chief White House Correspondent for the network for a year.

Early Life And Education Of Norah O'Donnell

Norah was born on 1974 January 23, in Washington D.C, United States. She has an American nationality and regarding her ethnicity, she has a mixed ethnical background as her parents Norah O'Donnell and Francis O'Donnell are both of Irish descent.  She has graduated from the Douglas MacArthur High School located in San Antonio, Texas.

At the very early age of 3, O'Donnell moved to San Antonio, Texas, along with his family. Later, due to her father's job, the family sifted into San Antonio when she was 10. 

O'Donnell has a Bachelors's Degree in Philosophy and has a master’s degree in liberal studies from Georgetown University. Having been passionate about journalism and will to appear on television, soon after her graduation she started her journalism career working as a staff writer for Roll Call. She has been active in this field for over a decade year 1996.

Norah O'Donnell's Professional Career

Before working at CBS News, Norah had worked in NBC News. She has been affiliated with NBC News and MSNBC from the year 1999 till 2011. In this period she has gained and experienced a lot of knowledge and popularity in order to be a successful one in the arena.

For over the whole period, she has been the Washington Bureau Correspondent, Weekend Today rotating News anchor, MSNBC Live fill-in anchor. From 2000-2011, she worked as the Dateline NBC contributing correspondent. From 2003 till 2011, she worked as the NBC News White House correspondent, and from 2005-2011 she worked as the Chief White House correspondent.

Later on, she moved to CBS News initially as the Chief White House correspondent and later anchoring the shows CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning, and the Face the Nation.

For her works, she has been admired as well as criticized. She has been the winner of the Sigma Delta Chi Award for the Breaking News coverage in the “DC in Crisis” story from the Dateline NBC as well as the winner of an Emmy award for the NBC News’s Election Night coverage in 2008.

She has been heavily criticized by the conservatives for her interview with Sarah Palin and in 2010 about the comments of Newt Gingrich implying it as a racist comment. The appraisal and the critiques are the obvious things in any field you get involved in.

This helps to learn and also the advertisement of the name in the public so people can recognize the name. Having been a beautiful and talented person, she already has a long list of her fans. She is a demanding personality enjoying a high net worth and a good salary.

Norah O'Donnell Speaks About Charlie Rose Sexual Misconduct

More than a dozen of women accused 75-year-old television news icon, Charlie Rose of sexual misconduct, on 20 November 2017. Norah O'Donnell and co-anchor Gayle King said that Rose should not be misused of his high-ranking position. 

O'Donnell appreciated their courage after they came forward with their stories in both The Washington Post and Business Insider. 

Norah O'Donnell's Personal Life And Affairs

O'Donnell has a very pleasing personality. She looks absolutely gorgeous in the tights and A-line skirts showing her perfectly toned hot and sexy legs.

Talking about her personal life, Norah married restaurateur, Geoff Tracy. Her husband Geoff is the owner of the D.C restaurant, Chef Geoff’s.  The couple got married in the year June 2001 and has three adorable children. The couple welcomed their twins Grace O'Donnell and Henry O'Donnell in 2007 and later in the year 2008, a daughter, named Riley Norah Tracy.

The couple is living very happily with their children in Washington, D.C. Norah has balanced her time so she is fulfilling her responsibilities at work as well as at her home towards her family. There has not been any rumor or issues in their relationship. Thus, there is no sign of divorce in relation.

On 2010 August 31, the couple released a cookbook for parents titled “Baby Love: Healthy, Easy, Delicious Meals for Your Baby and Toddler”. There is no information available related to her past affairs and boyfriend.

In March 2017, O'Donnell revealed that she was diagnosed with skin cancer around Thanksgiving 2016. She revealed the news to People saying she was sharing the fact in the hopes of helping others avoid the same experience. She underwent treatment soon and removed it. Now, she gets a check every six months and has also upped her skin protection methods.

Norah O'Donnell's  Net Worth and Salary

The print and TV journalist O'Donnell has earned a massive amount of money from her journalism career. She has been working as a journalist for over two decades and in this period, she has been a part of several primetime shows which paid her well in those days.

In CBS News, she is a part of five prime-time shows; CBS Evening News as a fill-in anchor, CBS This Morning as co-anchor, Face the Nation as a fill-in host and correspondent, and CBS This Morning as an anchor. For these shows, she earns a staggering amount of money.

According to, an average show anchor at the CBS network earns around $80,850 which ranges from $59,691 to $96,478; O'Donnell also gets the annual salary of the same range whereas she is part of five shows, her income is relatively high. In aggregate, her average annual salary is estimated to be around $150,000.

As per Celebrity's net worth, journalist Norah O'Donnell's current net worth is around $8 million. 

Norah O'Donnell's Age, Body Measurements and Other Facts

  • Age: As of 2019, Norah O'Donnell is 45 years old.
  • Birth Sign: Aquarius
  • Body Measurements: Journalist and the CBS This Morning co-anchor, Norah O'Donnell has maintained a beautiful body posture. She possesses an attractive hourglass figure which measures 35-24-34 inches (breast-waist-hip).
  • Height: O'Donnell stands at a height of 1.7 meters (5 feet 6 inches). 
  • Weight: Her body weight is around 60 kg (132 pounds).
  • Bra Size: 33
  • Hair Color: She has a chocolate brown hair color. 
  • Eyes Color: Her eyes are blue in color. 
  • Dress Size: 8 (US)
  • Shoe Size:  8 (US)

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