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Net Worth:
$16 Million
$4 Million
Feb 25, 1966 (58 years old)
5 ft 9 in (1.77 m)
Journalist, Actor, Presenter
United States of America
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Nancy O'Dell is an American television host who has a net worth of $16 million. Nancy O'Dell is a television host and entertainment journalist, best known for anchoring the newsmagazine television programs "Access Hollywood" and "Entertainment Tonight." She has also led television coverage of a number of major entertainment events, such as the Oscars, Grammys, and Emmys, and has co-hosted multiple Miss USA and Miss Universe competitions. Among her other credits, O'Dell appeared as herself in the slasher film sequels "Scream 2," "Scream 3," and "Scream 4."

In 2016, Nancy O'Dell was caught up in a controversial video that ended up being very damaging to Donald Trump's Presidential campaign. In the video that was filmed in 2005, Trump made inappropriate comments about O'Dell to Billy Bush, who was O'Dell's Access Hollywood co-anchor at the time.

Nancy O'Dell Salary

How much is Nancy O'Dell's annual salary on Entertainment Tonight? $4 million

Early Life and Education

Nancy O'Dell was born as Nancy Evelyn Humphries in 1966 in Sumter, South Carolina. As an infant, she moved with her family to Myrtle Beach. O'Dell attended Coastal Academy High School as a teen, and subsequently earned her bachelor's degree in marketing from Clemson University.

Beauty Pageant Career

O'Dell began her career in beauty pageants. In 1987, she won the Miss South Carolina competition, and in 1988 represented her state at Miss America. Although she didn't win Miss America, O'Dell was named Miss Lifestyle and Fitness for the swimsuit portion of the competition. She went on to compete at Miss South Carolina again in 1990, this time finishing in second to winner Gina Tolleson.

Start of Broadcasting Career

Kicking off her career in broadcasting, O'Dell served as an anchor and reporter at the television station WPDE-TV in Myrtle Beach. Following this, she became a reporter and morning news anchor at WCBD-TV in Charleston. In 1993, O'Dell began serving as an evening news co-anchor alongside Jackie Nespral at WTVJ in Miami. She moved to Las Vegas a couple years later, and became an entertainment reporter on the syndicated newsmagazine television show "A Current Affair."

Access Hollywood

After "A Current Affair" ended in 1996, O'Dell landed her biggest gig yet as an anchor and correspondent on the television entertainment news show "Access Hollywood." During her tenure, which lasted from 1996 to 2009, she was joined by such fellow anchors and correspondents as Pat O'Brien, Larry Mendte, Tony Potts, Shaun Robinson, Jeff Probst, Billy Bush, and Giselle Fernández.

Entertainment Tonight

At the start of 2011, O'Dell became a special correspondent for the CBS newsmagazine television program "Entertainment Tonight." Later, in May, she succeeded Mary Hart as co-anchor of the show. She was joined by Kevin Frazier, Rocsi Diaz, Samantha Harris, and Carly Steel, among others. Following the death of her manager, O'Dell announced her official departure from "Entertainment Tonight" on-air in August of 2019.

Further Television Career

Beyond "Access Hollywood" and "Entertainment Tonight," O'Dell has appeared on a number of other television programs in various roles. She has led coverage of such major entertainment events as the Oscars, Golden Globes, Grammys, and Emmys, and has co-hosted pre-shows and red carpet arrivals. From 2004 to 2006, O'Dell returned to her beauty pageant roots to co-host both the Miss USA and Miss Universe competitions; in 2007, she co-hosted the Miss USA pageant only. Among her other hosting gigs, O'Dell served as a guest host alongside Maria Menounos for "WWE Raw"; hosted the first two seasons of the reality television singing competition series "Nashville Star"; and co-hosted the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade from 2004 to 2006 on the channel WNBC.

O'Dell has also appeared on scripted television series. She had bit parts in the season one finale and season five premiere of the fantasy series "Charmed." O'Dell also appeared as herself in season three of "Hannah Montana," and was a guest star on the Fox sitcom "Brothers."

Film Career

On the big screen, O'Dell made appearances as herself in the slasher film sequels "Scream 2," "Scream 3," and "Scream 4."

Other Endeavors

O'Dell is a passionate and regular scrapbooker. She partnered with the company Creative Memories in 2010 to release her first scrapbooking supplies collection, called the Hummingbird Collection. She also released the book "Full of Love: Mom-to-mom Advice for Enriching Families with Simple Photo Albums and Scrapbooking." Earlier, she had released the parenting book "Full of Life."

Among her other endeavors, O'Dell serves as the National ALS Ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Personal Life

In 1995, O'Dell wed her first husband, Richard. The couple later divorced in 2004. The following year, she married Keith Zubchevich, with whom she had a daughter named Ashby Grace. O'Dell and Zubchevich separated in 2016 before officially divorcing in 2018.

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