A Lead Capitol Hill correspondent with a focus on politics for NBC News, Kelly O'Donnell is a noted NBC News anchor and NBC Nightly News correspondent. Born on 17th of May 1965 in Cleveland, Ohio, she is American by nationality. We don't know the date she married her husband J. David Ake, but we do have O'Donnell's short bio below with some interesting facts that you may have known or not.
O'Donnell has Irish ancestry, as her grandparents from both maternal and paternal sides were immigrants from Ireland. She is an alma mater of Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy (SESP). Back in the 90's, O'Donnell worked as an anchor and reporter in Cleveland, Ohio for WJW TV which was then one of CBS stations in the area. Her co-worker here was Martin Savidge, a former NBC reporter.
The Chris Matthews Show had her as a regular panelist until it's termination, and she was both an anchor and substitute host on the program Weekend Today, and Nightly News' weekend edition. She was also a contributor to Dateline NBC, a primetime magazine. During George W. Bush's 2nd term, she was a White House correspondent for NBC channel. She later became Capitol Hill correspondent after the presidential campaign season in 2008.
As a journalist and anchor, O'Donnell has been responsible for covering various important events. She effectively covered many presidential campaigns, the most recent one being John McCain's campaign in 2008. Her cover news of Bush Administration and Congress were also notable, along with the Iraq war (she was with the 3rd Infantry Division in Baghdad and Qatar then), the 9/11 attacks, the Columbia space shuttle disaster, bombing in Oklahoma City, the trial of O.J. Simpson, as well as Pope John Paul II's travels and death. O'Donnell has also covered both the summer and winter editions of the Olympic games.
O'Donnell has been active in the American journalism scene for many years, and it is sure that she must have won many fans and followers in this long career. Even then, it is of utmost importance for everyone these days to create a virtual image and goodwill these days by interacting with their fans and supporters on social media. She has over 1 thousand followers on Instagram and more than 66 thousand followers on twitter, and you could actually follow her on these sites to stay updated on what's happening in her personal as well as professional life. You can also find her interviews on many news websites.
Success is to be measured through the lives a person has touched or the level of impact on one's chosen profession; still it is necessary to know how successful they have been, financially. Physically, she is 5 feet 10 inches in height, but the height of her passion for anything she does is beyond measure. After all, she has been a part of some massively popular TV news broadcasts. Her efforts and versatility as a TV journalist rightly deserve all the recognition and fame that she has acquired so far. She looks in good shape and health even today while broadcasting.
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