Kelly O’Donnell is an accomplished journalist whose career in the media industry began in the 1990s. At the time, she served as an anchor and a reporter for the prestigious Cleveland-based TV, W.J.W.
At the expiration of her stint at W.J.W, the dynamic reporter switched to NBC’s Weekend Today as its substitute host and news anchor. She would also take up the role of a news anchor for the weekend edition of Nightly News and serve as a contributor to the primetime newsmagazine, Dateline NBC.
Kelly O’Donnell Bio – Age
Kelly O’Donnell was born on May 17, 1965, in Cleveland, Ohio. She is of Irish descent and belongs to the white ethnicity. Having said that, you don’t need to be told that she’s a citizen of the United States of America, do you?
Kelly attended the Northwestern University, where she studied journalism and public policy. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in 1987.
Other details about the NBC reporter’s personal and early life, including the names of her parents and siblings are not available at the moment.
Kelly’s professional career got a boost in 2007 when she became NBC’s White House Correspondent during the George W. Bush administration. Following the 2008 presidential election, she took up the role of NBC correspondent for Capitol Hill, the seat the United State government.
As someone who has been enjoying a lavishing journalism career, Kelly O’Donnell has reported on historic events and happenings. She has also covered several presidential campaigns, Congress, and of course the George W. Bush administration.
Some of the notable news and events she has reported include the O.J. Simpson trial, the travellings and death of Pope John Paul II, summer and winter Olympic games, the September 11 attacks, the Oklahoma City bombing, John F Kennedy Jr’s plane crash, Queen Elizabeth’s 50th Jubilee, CTA leak trial and the space shuttle Columbia disaster.
Over the course of her journalism career, Kelly has won herself some enviable awards. Her superb live reporting of the infamous Ohio prison riot alone earned her a regional Emmy Award and also moved her to the nomination table for several National Emmy Awards.
As for her net worth, she has an eye-popping wealth valued at $80 million.
Her Husband J. David Ake
Journalist Kelly is the wife of J. David Ake, a professional photographer whose works as an Assistant Chief of Bureau for Photos at The Associated Press.
He was born and raised in the U.S which makes his nationality American and ethnicity white. Ake developed a special love for photography from his childhood. At the time, he told anyone who cared that he would one day become a famous photographer. His childhood dreams became a reality when he finally made it as a photographer after his graduation.
Ever since he became a photographer, he has worked for Associated Press, Reuters, France Press, and the United Press International offices in New York, Chicago, Washington, and San Francisco.
Kelly’s photojournalist husband has also covered disasters and wars as well as premier sports events, to his credit.
Recently, his hard work was rewarded with awards from The National Press Photographers Association and The White House News Photographers Association.
As you can see, J. David and his wife of many years are media personalities and are always in the spotlight. They usually have busy days due to the nature of their jobs.
As for their children, they are yet to have babies. While the couple’s heavy involvement in the media and their busy timetable could be the reason they’ve not started making babies, we wouldn’t want to believe that until the pair confirms it.
On an impressive note, their marriage has been scandal-free as we have not heard or read any report of extramarital affairs on both sides. Truth is, Kelly and her husband always avoid speaking publicly about their personal lives but there’s no sign they are heading for divorce any time soon or in the near future. So, disregard any report that suggests otherwise.
Kelly O’Donnell Measurements and Weight
As common with most celebrities, Kelly O’Donnell has a decent height and weight. In addition to this, she flaunts a curvaceous body which she often hides in pretty conservative dresses. The journalist is not just beautiful and charming but also has everything it takes to make a man go nuts.
Here are details of her body measurements:
Height – 5’10” (178 cm)
Weight – 173 lbs (78 kg)
Dress size – 12
Feet – 8
Breasts-Waist-Hips – 39-28-38 inches (99-71-97 cm)
Bra size – 36C
Cup size – C