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Kelly O’Donnell Biography

Kelly O’Donnell

Facts of Kelly O’Donnell

Date of Birth: 1965 , May-17
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch

Quick Timeline of Kelly O’Donnell

1965 on Cleveland, Ohio.
1987 from Northwestern University
1994 Joined NBC News
2008 Covered several presidential campaigns
2014 recipient Alumnae Award.

Detail Timeline of Kelly O’Donnell

May 17 , 1965

on Cleveland, Ohio.

Kelly O’Donnell was born on May 17, 1965, in Cleveland, Ohio. She is the daughter of Kristien O’Donnell and Josh O’Donnell. She has a sister Jenny, with whom she spent her childhood.





from Northwestern University

After completing her high school, in her academic career,  Kelly O'Donnell started schooling at the Northwestern University, where she earned a degree in Bachelor of Science in Education, in 1987.


Joined NBC News

Kelly O’Donnell joined NBC News as a correspondent in 1994. Before that,  she worked at WJW-TV as an associate producer and reporter. Prior that, she worked as an anchor and reporter at WJW-TV and the CBS. 


Covered several presidential campaigns

O'Donnell has served in the Bush Administration, Congress, and several presidential campaigns, including John McCain, in 2008. During the Iraq war, she worked with the 3rd Infantry Division, stationed in Baghdad and Qatar.



recipient Alumnae Award.

O'Donnell honored with several awards such as Emmy awards, a National Headliner Award, a New Hampshire Primary Award for Political Reporting, Los Angeles Press Club awards, and 2014's Alumnae Award etc.


Kelly O’Donnell was interested in journalism since her early age. She started her broadcasting career at WJW-TV as an associate producer and reporter.  Then, she started working with WJW-TV as an anchor and a reporter for and the CBS.

Currently, O’Donnell is an employee on NBC's Night News, Today, Meet The Press, and MSNBC. She already appeared as a reporter for all 50 states and 47 countries.

Moving towards her personal life,  Kelly is spending a happy married life with husband J. David Ake,  an Assistant Chief of Bureau for Photos, an  Associated Press in Washington.

A well-established reporter honored with a regional Emmy Award for outstanding live reporting of an Ohio prison riot and nominated in various national Emmy awards.

The 5' 10" ft. the  Journalist has a seductive body measurement of  32-26-34 inches. She earns an attractive salary from her reporting career and her current estimated net worth of $8 million.