Everyone was left in shock after the Donald Trump and Billy Bush Hollywood Access tape was leaked to the public. What many people have never given much thought to, is the woman that the then-future president of the United States was trying to seduce. She is Nancy O’Dell, an American entertainment Journalist and TV host who is highly regarded. Here is everything you need to know about her:
Nancy O’Dell Biography and Age
It was as Nancy Evelyn Humphries that Nancy O’Dell was born on February 25, 1966, in Sumter, South Carolina. She and her half-sister were, however, raised in Myrtle Beach where her family moved to when she was still a child.
For her education, she attended the Coastal Academy High School which is now defunct, and after graduating in 1984, she moved to Clemson University. She graduated from the university in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.
A woman with beauty and brains, she contested for Miss America in 1988 after winning the Miss South Carolina 1987. She ended as the 1st runner-up during the Miss South Carolina USA, losing out to Gina Tolleson in 1990. Tolleson would go on to become the year’s Miss World.
Nancy O’Dell kicked off her career as a reporter with WPDE- TV in Myrtle Beach, where she also worked as an anchor. She worked in different capacities in the station. While she also worked in other places, it was her job with Access Hollywood which she began in 1996 that brought her close to the limelight.
Nancy remained with Access Hollywood until 2006. In 2011, she began hosting Entertainment Tonight. She has co-hosted a lot of big events including the Miss USA and Miss Universe competitions from 2004 to 2007.
She has been awarded a number of times including for the Best Report of the Year Award in South Carolina. She was likewise awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Clemson University in 2013.
O’Dell is also a writer who has published three books; “Here’s to Fabulous You!”, “FULL OF LOVE: Mom-to-Mom Advice for Enriching Families with Simple Photo Albums and Scrapbooking”, and the “Hummingbird Collection.”
Nancy O’Dell has married a couple of times thus far. Her first marriage was to Richard O’Dell. The duo got married in 1995. The marriage which did not produce any child would survive until 2004 when they both decided to call it quits. Richard is a doctor who practices in Beverly Hills, California. Following the failure of his first union, he decided to give it another try when he got married to Aussie O’Dell. Shortly before they tied the knot, the couple travelled to the Vatican where they got the blessings of Pope Francis.
Nancy O’Dell on her part, also went ahead to tie the knot with Keith Zubchevich who was a tech executive. It was after her marriage to Zubchevich that Trump tried seducing her. From the union with her second husband, Nancy has a daughter, Ashby Grace, and she was a stepmother to Keith’s two children from a previous relationship. However, just as the first marriage, this also came to an end when they separated in 2017. Zubchevich was said to be 2 years younger than the beautiful host.
Since the end of the second, it is unknown whether or not she has started any other relationship, but she is yet to be married.
Donald Trump and Other Facts
When the Republican presidential nominee in the 2016 elections, Donald Trump, was caught on tape saying “I moved on her, and I failed, i’ll admit it,” he was talking about Nancy O’Dell. Here are some very interesting facts you may need to know about her:
- Trump made an attempt to have her fired as the host of Miss Universe pageant in 2007, but he failed in the bid. This was 2 years after he made an attempt on her.
- She once worked with Billy Bush as a co-host of Access Hollywood for 5 years until she decided to leave in 2009.
- She lost her mother in 2008 following Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) complications. Because of this, her family founded Betty’s Battle: Fighting ALS.
- Nancy O’Dell is an Emmy award winner who has also won a couple of Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) awards.
- She has interviewed people like Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Jill Biden, Oprah Winfrey, Jamie Fox, and many other big names.
- The entertainment reporter is said to have a net worth of $16 million.
Height and Body Stats
Height: 5 feet 10 inches (1.77 m)
Weight: 57 Kg