Kelly O’Donnell is an accomplished journalist whose career in the media industry began in the 1990s. At the time, she served as a presenter and reporter for the prestigious Cleveland-based television station W.J.W.
After her time at W.J.W. ended, the dynamic reporter moved to NBC’s Weekend Today as a replacement anchor and newscaster. She would also take on the role of newscaster for the weekend edition of Nightly News and work as a staff member of Dateline NBC’s prime time news magazine.
Kelly O’Donnell Bio – Age
Kelly O’Donnell was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on May 17, 1965. She is of Irish descent and belongs to the white race. But you don’t need to be told that she’s a citizen of the United States of America, do you?
Kelly attended Northwestern University where she studied journalism and public policy. She graduated in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Education.
Further details about the personal and early life of the NBC reporter, including the names of her parents and siblings, are not available at this time.
Kelly’s professional career received a boost in 2007 when she became NBC’s White House correspondent during the George W. Bush administration. After the 2008 presidential election, she took over the role of NBC correspondent for Capitol Hill, the seat of the United States government.
Kelly O’Donnell has reported on historical events and incidents as someone who has enjoyed a lush journalistic career. She also reported on several presidential campaigns, Congress and of course the George W. Bush administration.
Among the notable news and events, she has covered are the O.J. Simpson trial, the travels and death of Pope John Paul II, the summer and winter Olympics, the September 11 attacks, the Oklahoma City bombing, the John F. Kennedy Jr. plane crash, the 50th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth, the CTA leak trial, and the Columbia shuttle disaster.
Throughout her journalistic career, Kelly has received several enviable awards. Her outstanding live coverage of the infamous Ohio prison riot alone earned her a regional Emmy Award and also brought her to the nomination table for several national Emmy Awards.
In terms of her net worth, she has $80 million of assets that stand out.
Her Husband J. David Ake
The journalist Kelly is the wife of J. David Ake, a professional photographer who works as Assistant Chief of Bureau for Photos at The Associated Press.
He was born and raised in the USA, which makes his American nationality and ethnicity white. Since his childhood, Ake developed a special love for photography. Back then he told everyone who cared about him that one day he would become a famous photographer. His childhood dreams became a reality when he finally made it as a photographer after graduating.
Since becoming a photographer, he has worked for Associated Press, Reuters, France Press, and the offices of United Press International in New York, Chicago, Washington, and San Francisco.
Kelly’s photo-journalist husband has also covered disasters and wars as well as major sporting events, thanks to him.
Recently, his hard work has been rewarded with awards from the National Press Photographers Association and the White House News Photographers Association.
As you can see, J. David and his longtime wife are media personalities and are always in the spotlight. Due to the nature of their work, they usually have busy days.
As for their children, they are not yet having babies. Although the couple’s strong involvement in the media and their tight schedule may be the reason they haven’t had babies yet, we don’t want to believe that until the couple confirms it.
Impressively, their marriage was free of scandal, because we have neither heard nor read reports of extramarital affairs on either side. The truth is that Kelly and her husband always avoid talking publicly about their private lives, but there is no indication that they are heading for divorce soon or in the near future. So please ignore any report that suggests otherwise.
Kelly O’Donnell Measurements and Weight
As is usual with most celebrities, Kelly O’Donnell is of an appropriate height and weight. She also has a curvaceous body, which she often hides in rather conservative clothes. The journalist is not only beautiful and charming but also has everything that can drive a man crazy.
Here are the 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