Last updated on November 14th, 2018 at 08:20 am
53 years old, Kelly O’Donnell is an American journalist and news anchor. She served as a political commentator on NBC News and appears on Meet the Press, Today and MSNBC. Kelly has received numerous awards including Emmy Awards, National Headliner Award, Los Angeles Press Club Awards and New Hampshire Primary Award.
Who is Kelly O’Donnell?
Kelly O’Donnell was born on 17 May 1965 to parents Josh O’Donnell and Kristien O’Donnell in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. She has a sister, Jenny O’Donnell with who she grew up. She holds an American nationality and belongs to Irish-American ethnicity. Her great-grandparents were immigrants from the Irish.
After completing her high school, she joined Northwestern University where she pursued a degree in Bachelor of Science in Education. 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.
Next, Paris. pic.twitter.com/kRc3NNSTPG
— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) November 7, 2018
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 president 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.
What is the Net Worth of Kelly O’Donnell?
Kelly O’Donnell estimated net worth is $8 million.
Professionally, she is an anchor and journalist. However, her actual salary is still under review. It is said that Kelly earns $500 thousand from different sources such as anchoring, hosting, events and show presenting.
Body Measurement and Social Media Presence
Currently, she was in her early fifties and still, she has maintained her body figure very well. She stands a height of 5 feet 8 inches, and her body weight is between 70-75 kg. Her body measurement is not provided.