Norah O’Donnell is an American journalist focused on print and television work and currently serves as co-anchor of the program CBS This Morning. She has been co-anchoring this program since July 2012 after replacing Erica Hill. Prior to joining the CBS This Morning, she was in Washington D.C. where she spent about a year as the White House Correspondent representing CBS News. She was working with the NBC before she moved to Washington D.C. On top of that, O’Donnell often substitutes host for Face the Nation, a Sunday morning show that is aired on CBS.
Norah O’Donnell was born in 23 January 1974 in Washing D.C. and she is the daughter of Francis O’Donnell who is a doctor. Her family relocated to San Antonio, Texas when O’Donnell was only 3. She took her high school studies at Douglas MacArthur High School. O’Donnell went to Georgetown University where she graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Arts in philosophy. She took a master’s degree from the same university in liberal studies.
O’Donnell was a staff writer when working for Roll Call and she covered stories about Congress. From September 2003 to May 2005, she was commentating for the program Today Show of the NBC News channel. She was also Chief Washington Correspondent working for MSNBC.
O’Donnell presented on the program MSNBC Live as a contributing anchor and on Weekend Today, she was a rotating news anchor. She has done reports, which have been featured in various NBC News broadcastings including MSNBC, The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and Dateline NBC. She also took the place of Chris Mathews in hosting the program Hardball with Chris Matthews.
From the time he went to CBS, O’Donnell has taken the spot for Scott Pelley to present CBS Evening News on various occasions. She has been named as among the Washington’s 100 most powerful women. She replaced Erica Hill to be the co-anchor of CBS This Morning in July 2012.
Husband and Children
O’Donnell resides in Washington together with her husband. The husband is restaurateur known as Geoff Tracy and owns D.C. restaurant, Chef Geoff’s. She had twins on May 20 2007 and they named them Grace and Henry. They have a third child who is a daughter and is called Riley Norah Tracy, who was born a year after the twins. Their daughter’s name was suggested by Tim Russert, a journalist who died some three weeks before the birth of the Riley.
Together with husband, they have made Baby Love: Healthy, Easy, Delicious Meals for Your Baby and Toddler, which is a cookbook, designed for parents and was released in 31 August 2010.
She has won several awards for are journalism career. For instance, she won Sigma Delta Chi Award, which was presented to her when she did a Breaking News Coverage dubbed “DC In Crisis,” featuring as a Dateline NBC story. This story was aired in September 11, 2001. O’Donnell won Emmy award for presenting Election Night coverage in 2008 for NBC News.
Norah O’Donnell – Salary and net worth
Norah O’Donnell has an estimated net worth of $8 million. Reports estimate her salary to be close to $4,500,000