Kelly O’Donnell Bio: Husband, J. David Ake, Net Worth

Kelly O’Donnell is a skilled journalist whose media career began in the 1990s. At the time, she served for the prestigious Cleveland-based TV, W.J.W. as an anchor and reporter. The dynamic reporter switched to NBC’s Weekend Today as her replacement host and news anchor at the expiry of her stint at W.J.W. She would also be a news anchor for the Nightly News weekend edition and a contributor to Dateline NBC, the primetime news magazine.

Kelly O'Donnell
Kelly O’Donnell

Quick Bio

Full Name: Kelly O’Donnell
Age: 54 years old
Birth Date: May 17, 1965
Horoscope: Taurus
Birth Place: Ohio, USA
Father’s Name: Josh O’ Donnell
Mother’s Name: Kristien O’ Donnell
Education: Bachelor of Science in Education degree
Profession: Journalist
Height: 5 feet 10 inches (1.78m)
Salary: $200 Thousand
Net Worth: $8 million
Ethnicity: Irish-American
Nationality: American
Weight: 78 Kg
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Waist Size: 28 inch
Bra Size: 39 inch
Hip Size: 38 inch

Who Is Kelly O’Donnell?

Kelly O’Donnell was born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, on May 17, 1965, to Irish-immigrants parents, Kristien O’ Donnell and Josh O’ Donnell. Her nationality is American, and her ethnicity is Irish-American.

Her father was a businessman who had to travel a lot, and her mother was a dancer. Kelly’s elder sister Jenny is a journalist.

Also, Kelly is an American journalist who is an NBC News political reporter and lead correspondent for Capitol Hill. Currently, she appears on ‘NBC Nightly News Today,’ ‘Meet The Press,’ and ‘MSNBC.’

Education, School/College University

After completing her high school, in 1987 she joined Northwestern University where she pursued a degree in Bachelor of Science in Education.  She always wanted to become an actress as a child and therefore used to take dance classes.

Kelly’s mother was a dancer, and she encouraged her two daughters to join dance classes, but she eventually became a journalist.

However, the information about her childhood and school is behind the curtain.

Kelly O’Donnell Is A Journalist

After graduation, Kelly O’Donnell began her career in the media industry. She worked as a reporter and anchor at WJW TV in Cleveland, Ohio in the 1990s.

During that time, Kelly got the opportunity to work with former NBC reporter Martin Savidge. She was a regular panelist on The Chris Matthews Show until it was canceled.

On the Weekend Today and the weekend edition of Nightly News, O’Donnell served as news anchor and host. Additionally, she also contributes news to the news magazine Dateline NBC.

During the second term of George W. Bush, Kelly worked as White House correspondent for NBC News. After that, she was appointed as Capitol Hill correspondent in 2008.

Besides, she covered different news including the September 11 attacks, O.J. Simpson, Oklahoma City bombing, the death of Pope John Paul II and summer and winter Olympics games. Moreover, she covered news of Iraq from the skies combat mission, during the Iraq war.

Kelly O’Donnell Married Photographer J. David Ake

Kelly O’ Donnell has been married to J. David Ake for a long. Her husband is an award-winning photographer. If you go through their social media, the couple has never mentioned about mentioned any details of their marriage.

The duo has kept their personal life low profile. Kelly and J.David are living happily together. As she has maintained her private life, there are not any details about her pregnancy and children.

Kelly’s husband is a professional photographer and Deputy Chief of Bureau-Washington of the Associated Press from 2017.

J. David worked as an Assistant Chief of Bureau from 9 August 2006 to August 2017. From 2003 to August 2006, he served as Deputy Director of Photography of The Associated Press.

David Ake joined AP as a photo editor in 1997, and later he transferred to New York headquarters in 2001 where he was a senior photo editor.

In his career, he has traveled more than two dozen countries around the world. David coverage several majored stories including the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center, Columbine school massacre and the 2000 presidential recount.

Kelly’s husband has covered eight Olympics and NBA Championships, six World Series, World Cup Soccer and many more.

He has been honored as the best photographer by the National Press Photographers Association and The White House News Photographers.

Rumors And Controversy

Currently, there are no rumors regarding her personal and professional life. It seems she is doing the best job without harming others, for which she has not been in any controversy yet.

Body Measurements Of Kelly O’Donnell

Kelly O’Donnell has a height of 5 feet 10 inches and weighs about 78 kg. She has brown hair, and her eye color is blue.

Furthermore, her body measurement is 39-28-38  inches, and her bra size is 36C. She wears the dress size of 12 US, and the size of the shoe is unknown.

Net Worth 

Professionally, she is an anchor and journalist. However, her actual salary is 200 thousand USD.

Kelly O’Donnell estimated net worth is $8 million.

It is believed that Kelly earns a massive amount from different sources such as anchoring, hosting, events and show presenting.

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Social Media 

O’Donnell is a TV personality person who is widely active on various social media platforms such as  Twitter, and Instagram. She keeps updating her latest activities on her social account.

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