Kelly O'Donnell

Journalist, Anchor (1965)

Kelly O'Donnell is an American News reporter and journalist known for her work on several presidential campaigns. She was the former White House correspondent and has also covered other reports including Olympic games.

Kelly has a specialization in the stream of political reporting and has also appeared in some of the most debatable topics. Let's know more about this famous blonde reporter.

Kelly O'Donnell was born on May 17, 1985. Her grandparents on both sides originated from Ireland. Further, she holds dual nationality, Irish and American. 

Concerning her education, she is a graduate with a bachelors of science in education combined with journalism and public policy from Northwestern University in the year 1987.  

After completion of her studies, she served as a reporter at the WWJW TV in Ohio. Also, she worked as a panelist on the renowned program "The Chris Mathews Show". However, the show was canceled. Her contribution to the prime time news magazine Dateline NBC help rise in her career.

Image: Kelly interviewing high profile personality

Her dedication led her to serve as a White House correspondent for the NBC News during president George W. Bush's reign. Prior to the 2008 presidential election, she became the correspondent for the Capital Hill.

Image: Kelly while covering war strategies

Moreover, Kelly was involved with the 3rd Infantry Division, stationed in Baghdad and Qatar, where she covered numerous war strategies of the US Army.

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Donell's significant reports include the September 11 attack, the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster, and the Oklahoma City bombing. Also, she covered the death of Pope John Paul II.

Kelly O'Donell's Awards

Throughout her career, Kelly is awarded many honors including Emmy awards, National Headliner award, New Hamshire Primary Award for Political Reporting and the Los Angeles Press Club awards.

O'Donnell has also been a part of Cleaveland Journalism Hall of Fame and the Ohio Radio/Television Broadcaster Hall of Fame.

Is Kelly O'Donell Married? Who Is Her Husband?

O'Donell is married to TV journalist and celebrity John David Ake. More precisely, her spouse is an Assistant Chief of Bureau for Photos at The Associated Press (AP) in Washington. 

Image: Twitter profile of Kelly O'Donell's husband

The married couple is together more a long time. Although the exact wedding date is not available, the husband-wife is enjoying their decades of the marital relationship. She may have children, after all, she was married a long time back. But the identity, as well as other details regarding her children, is not disclosed. 

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Besides that, nothing is known about her personal life. She seems to maintain her private life very low profile. Perhaps, it is for her as well as her family security.

What is Kelly O'Donell's Net worth?

Kelly has stashed up a huge sum throughout her career in journalism. As of now, she has an estimated amount of $8 million as her net worth. However, the accurate integer of her wealth is still under review as of now. 

As an NBC News reporter as well as leading Capitol Hill Correspondent, she is being paid in a huge amount. Her salary is estimated at over $200 thousand annually. Furthermore, she also reportedly made over $500 thousand from her various other works such as anchoring, hosting, presenting, etc.

Well, she is also engaged in various charitable works. She helps the different nonprofitable organization to raise fund in order to spend it on peoples welfare.

As per some source, Kelly bought a well-luxurious and well-furnished house in Ohio in 2016. Seems she has spent quite a cash to buy such an expensive house.

Kelly O'Donnell's Social Media Profile

O'Donnell is widely active in social networking sites. She keeps connecting with her fan base through updates about her lifestyles and other activities.

 Going through her social media profiles, it shows that she has a nostalgic feeling about her past. She has a follower of over 7k on Instagram and a fan base of over 209k on her official Twitter account.

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