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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 25 February 1966Sumter, South Carolina, USA
Birth NameNancy Evelyn Humphries
Height 5' 9½" (1.77 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Nancy O'Dell began her broadcast career as a reporter and anchor at WPDE-TV in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She later worked as morning news anchor and crime reporter at WCBD-TV. While in Charleston, O'Dell's reports on the lenient police approach to DUI cases led to a State Law Enforcement Division investigation that resulted in state authorities re-issuing a more stringent directive regarding these cases. Ms. O'Dell was honored by the Associated Press with the Best Report of the Year Award (all media, South Carolina). Following her work in Charleston, O'Dell served as co-anchor and investigative reporter for NBC's Miami station, WTVJ-TV, before joining Access Hollywood (1996) as a weekend co-anchor and weekday correspondent in 1996. In addition to her current work as a lead anchor on Access Hollywood (1996), Ms. O'Dell also contributes to NBC News' Today (1952), and also to Dateline NBC (1992). She has covered such events as The Oscars, The Emmys, The Grammys and The Golden Globe Awards, as well as co-hosting a number of Pre-Show/Arrivals shows for The Emmys and the Golden Globes. She also co-hosted the Miss USA 2005 pageant, and the Miss Universe 2005 pageant.

Although O'Dell maintains a busy work schedule, she regularly makes time for philanthropic endeavors. The American Red Cross, the March of Dimes, Best Buddies, and Childhelp USA have all benefited from her efforts. A leader from the start, Nancy was valedictorian of her high school class, and is a summa cum laude honors graduate of Clemson University. A native of South Carolina, O'Dell was inducted into that state's Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame in 1998. She was the youngest member ever and was awarded in recognition of her journalistic success.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: NBC/Access Hollywood

Spouse (2)

Keith Zubulevich (29 June 2005 - present) (separated) (1 child)
Dr. Richard O'Dell (30 September 1995 - 4 November 2004) (divorced)

Trivia (27)

Ex-husband, Richard O'Dell, is a doctor.
Miss South Carolina 1987 and represented the state at Miss America 1988, but did not place.
Graduated, as valedictorian, from the now-closed Coastal Academy High School in 1984. She went on to graduate from Clemson University, summa cum laude, with a major in marketing in 1990.
Is a sister of Kappa Kappa Gamma.
Was in the same major (Marketing) and sorority (Kappa Kappa Gamma) as Speed TV's Connie LeGrand at Clemson University (1989)
Announced that she and her husband, Keith Zubulevich, are expecting their first child a girl to be named Ashby Grace (after Nancy's Grandfather) in summer 2007 [December 2006].
Nancy and her husband, Keith Zubulevich, are expecting their first child together a baby girl to be named Ashby Grace in June 2007.
Stepson Tyler was born in 1996. Stepson Carson was born in 2000.
At age 41, she gave birth to her first child, a girl. Daughter, Ashby Grace, was born on June 11, 2007 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Recovering after undergoing knee surgery [March 25, 2009].
Has a sister.
Born in Sumter, South Carolina and moved to Myrtle Beach at the age of six months.
Loves Spanish guitar music, which soothes her.
National spokesperson for the March of Dimes. Her mother, Betty, died from Lou Gehrig's disease three days before Ashby's first birthday.
Met her husband, Keith Zubulevich, in an airport security line.
Friend of Lisa Rinna and Halle Berry.
Named as Mary Hart's replacement on Entertainment Tonight (1981) after Mary leaves at the end of the season [November 9, 2010].
Her aunt, Ellen, has Down's Syndome. She is an inspiration to Nancy.
Called her grandfather, "Poppy".
First met friend, Maria Shriver, in 1993 thru "Best Buddies", an organization started by Maria's brother, Anthony Shriver. First heard of the program in Miami, where Nancy was a reporter.
Longtime friend of John Salley.
She is the Muscular Dystrophy Association's National ALS Ambassador. Her mother, Betty, died from ALS in 2008.
An avid longtime scrap-booker.
Received an honorary doctorate from her alma mater, Clemson University [May 13, 2013].
Hosting Access Hollywood (1996) with Billy Bush. [December 2006]
Launching an outdoor furniture line, Red Carpet Furniture, which will hit stores this spring. [May 2010]
Release of her parenting book, "Full of Life: Mom-to-Mom Tips I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was Pregnant". [April 2009]

Salary (1)

Entertainment Tonight (1981) $3,000,000 per year (2011)

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