Kelly O’Donnell Bio


Kelly O'Donnell is a journalist who has hosted for Today, NBC Nightly News. Kelly is married to John David Ake. Her husband is an Award-winning photojournalist.

Relationship Statistics of Kelly O’Donnell

What is Kelly O’Donnell marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Married
How many children does Kelly O’Donnell have ? (name):None
Is Kelly O’Donnell having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Kelly O’Donnell lesbian ?: No
Who is Kelly O’Donnell husband ? (name):John David Ake

More about the relationship

Kelly O’Donnell is a married woman.

She is married to John David Ake. Her husband John is also a professional TV journalist. There is no exact information about their marriage date.

They have been married for over 10 years, but they do not have any children together. They have been together for a long time now and there is no sign of separation at all.

Who is Kelly O’Donnell?

Kelly O’Donnell is an American journalist. She is a political reporter for NBC News and Capitol Hill’s lead correspondent. She currently appears on NBC Nightly News, Today, Meets The Press, and MSNBC.

Age, Parents, Siblings, Family, Ethnicity, Nationality

Kelly was born on May 17, 1965, in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Her nationality is American and she is of Irish-American ethnicity.

She is the second child of Irish immigrant parents, Josh O’ Donnell and Kristien O’ Donnell. Her father Josh was a businessman who did a lot of traveling and her mother was a dancer.

She has an elder sister named Jenny, who also works as a journalist.

Kelly O’Donnell: Education, School/College University

Kelly O’Donnell graduated from Northwestern University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree. As a child, she always wanted to become an actress and thus used to take dancing classes.

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Caption: Kelly O’Donnell and guest attend MSNBC (Source: Getty Images)

Her mother was also a dancer, and she encouraged both her daughters to join dance classes, but she ended up being a journalist.

Kelly O’Donnell: Professional Life, Career

After university graduation, Kelly began her career working as a reporter and anchor at WJW TV in Cleveland, Ohio, in the 1990s.

At that time, she worked with former NBC reporter Martin Savidge when WJW was still a CBS station in Cleveland. She was a regular panelist on The Chris Matthews Show until it was canceled.

She served as a news anchor and substitute host on the Weekend Today program and the weekend edition of Nightly News.

She also served as a White House correspondent for NBC News during the second term of George W. Bush.  At the end of 2007, Kelly O’Donnell was appointed as Capitol Hill Correspondent by NBC News. Since then, she is working for NBC.

Kelly O’Donnell: Salary, Net worth

She has a salary of $200 thousand and her net worth is estimated to be $8 million according to the sources.

Kelly O’Donnell: Rumors, Controversy/Scandal

Currently, there are no desperate rumors regarding her personal and professional life. It seems she is doing her job well without harming others and has been a straight person in her life, for which she has not been in any controversy yet.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

Kelly O’Donnell has a Height of 5 feet 10 inches and Weighs 65 kg. Her hair color is brown and her eye color is blue. Her body measurement is 39-28-38 and her bra size is 36 C. She wears a dress size of 12(US) and shoe size is unknown.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Kelly O’Donnell is active in social media. She uses Twitter and Instagram. She has over 317.6k followers on her Twitter account and 10.3k followers on the Instagram account. She does not use Facebook.


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