Nancy O’Dell – What You Need to Know

Nancy O’Dell is an American TV host and co-anchor of the show ‘Entertainment Tonight’. She was also the co-host of Miss USA and Miss Universe competitions in 2004 and 2005.

 Early life

O’Dell was born on February 25, 1966 in Sumter, South California.  The family moved to Myrtle Beach, when she was little kid.  She studied in the Coastal Academy High School and graduated from Clemson University in 1990, with a summa cum laude degree.  She became Miss South Carolina in 1997 and also won the preliminary swimsuit round for the Miss America pageant, 1998. She was also the 1st runner up for Miss South Carolina, USA, in 1990.


O’ Dell switched careers and became a reporter and anchor for WPDE-TV in South Carolina. Then she shifted base to Charleston, where she worked as a morning news anchor and a reporter for crime stories. She was recognized for her reporting skills especially the ones on DUI cases, due to which she was honored with the ‘Best Report of the Year’ award by the Associated Press.

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In 1996, O’Dell shifted gears and worked on the entertainment beat for a tabloid show called  ‘A Current Affair’. She then worked on ‘Access Hollywood’ (1996) due to which she began to cover top-line events like The Academy Awards, The Golden Globe Awards, The Grammys and the Emmys.  She also co-hosted couple of Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants.  She has also played trivial roles in television like the TV series ‘Charmed’ and played herself in the ‘Scream’ movie series.


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O’Dell worked on ‘Access Hollywood’ with Billy Bush till 2009.  In 2011m she joined Entertainment Tonight as a special host.  In 2009, she underwent a surgery to repair torn meniscus in her knee. She is also the ALS ambassador for Muscular Atrophy Association.

 Nancy O’Dell – Husband


She was married to Dr. Richard O’Dell from 1995 to 2004, In 2005, she married Keith Zubchevich. She has a daughter called Ashby Grace, born in 2007. She is also a step-mother to two sons of Zubchevich, Carson and Tyler.



She found herself in limelight for the wrong reason when a leaked videotape dating back to 2005 emerged where Donald Trump was overheard boasting about his attempt to seduce O’Dell.  The tape also had Billy Bush cheering him and laughing along. She condemned the infamous video and said that she was saddened by the objectification of women.

Nancy O’Dell – Salary and Net Worth

Her net worth is $10 million and her annual salary is $2 million.

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