Kelly O’Donnell Bio | Wiki
Kelly O’Donnell is an American journalist and veteran political correspondent. Currently, she works for NBC News as a White House correspondent, reporting from the White House and Capitol Hill. In addition, Kelly appears on numerous NBC platforms including “NBC Nightly News”, “Today”, “Meet The Press” and also MSNBC.
Kelly O’Donnell Age
She was born on May 17, 1965, in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Kelly is 57 years old and celebrates her birthday on May 17 every year.
Kelly O’Donnell Height
She is a woman of above-average stature. Kelly stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in (Approx 1.7 m).
Kelly O’Donnell Family
She was born to her father, Josh O’Donnell, and mother, Kristien O’Donnell in Cleveland, Ohio. Kelly’s father was a businessman who owed his own company while her mother was a professional dancer. She says that her mother made her take dancing classes although it was never her thing. Also, Kelly has an older sister, a journalist whose name is Jenny.
Kelly O’Donnell Husband
Kelly has been married to her beloved husband, J. David Ake for quite some time now. David is the Associated Press Deputy Head of Bureau in Washington as well as a 2017 professional photographer. He also served as the Assistant Bureau Chief from August 9, 2006, to August 2017. Dave was also the Associated Press Deputy Director of Photography from 2003 to August 2006. However, the couple has not revealed much information in regard to their married life. Therefore we cannot tell whether they have children or not.
Kelly O’Donnell Illness
At the moment, there is no available information about Kelly being ill. However, we will update this as soon as we have clear details regarding her current health condition.
Kelly O’Donnell Education
Kelly attended Northwestern University after graduating from high school. She graduated from Northwestern University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education while focusing on a merged course of study in Journalism and Public Policy. Kelly was the best student in her class and as a result, she was honored with an Alumnae Award of the Alumnae of Northwestern University’s 2014.
Kelly O’Donnell NBC
She is a veteran political correspondent who works for NBC News as a White House correspondent. Kelly reports from the White House and Capitol Hill. She also appears on numerous NBC platforms including “NBC Nightly News”, “Today”, “Meet The Press” and MSNBC. Throughout the 2016 campaign, Kelly went after several candidates in both parties in the long, contested primary season. She was the only NBC News correspondent appointed to cover the campaigns of both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Moreover, Kelly has reported on numerous stories including the election night bulletin that Hillary Clinton had admitted to Donald Trump, the secret visit of Gov. Mike Pence to interview Donald Trump to become his running mate, and the Democratic National Committee’s removal of its own party chairwoman at the convention. Through her reporting, she has traveled to all 50 states and 48 countries. Kelly has covered six presidential cycles and White House duty reporting on President George W. Bush, President Barack Obama, and President Donald Trump.
Her career journey began at WJW-TV in Cleveland, Ohio in the 1990s where she served as an anchor and reporter. During that time, Kelly worked with Martin Savidge, a former NBC reporter when WJW was still a CBS station in Cleveland. Also, she was a frequent panelist on “The Chris Matthews Show” until it was ruled out. In addition, Kelly worked as a news anchor and a substitute host on the Weekend Today program and the weekend edition of Nightly News.
During the second term of President George W. Bush, she served as the White House Correspondent for NBC News. Additionally, Kelly was assigned as the Capitol Hill Correspondent by NBC News, at the end of 2007. Since then, she has been working for NBC as a White House Correspondent as well as Capitol Hill Correspondent.
Some of Kelly’s colleagues at NBC include:
Lauryn Ricketts – Meteorology
Sam Brock – Reporter and Correspondent
Carol Lee – National Political Reporter
Morgan Chesky – National Correspondent (Texas)
Kye Martin – Traffic Reporter (Chicago)
Ali Vitali – White House Reporter
Kelly O’Donnell Awards
- Kelly has received several awards throughout her career including, an Emmy and National Headliner Award for her efforts in the 2008 presidential election, and the 2009 New Hampshire Primary Award for political reporting. In addition, she was admitted into the Ohio Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2004.
Kelly O’Donnell Salary
She receives quite a satisfying amount from serving as a White House correspondent for NBC News. Kelly’s average salary is $200,000 annually.
Kelly O’Donnell Net Worth
She has been serving in the journalism field for quite some time now. Through her hard work and determination as a White House correspondent, Kelly has amassed a great fortune. She has a net worth of around $8 million.
Where is Kelly O’Donnell Now
She is presently serving as a White House correspondent for NBC News. Kelly reports from the White House and Capitol Hill. Moreover, she appears on various NBC programs including Meet the Press, MSNBC, Today, and also NBC Nightly News.
Is Kelly O’Donnell Married
She has been married to her husband J. David Ake for some time now. Dave serves as the Associated Press Deputy Head of the Bureau in Washington.