Everyone was shocked after Donald Trump and Billy Bush Hollywood Access tape was leaked to the public. What many people never really thought about was the woman the future President of the United States of America was trying to woo. She is Nancy O’Dell, a popular American entertainment journalist and TV host. Here’s everything you need to know about her:
Nancy O’Dell Biography and Age
It was like Nancy Evelyn Humphries that NancyO’Dell was born on February 25, 1966 in Sumter, South Carolina. She and her half-sister, however, grew up in Myrtle Beach, where her family moved when she was still a child.
For her education, she attended the now defunct Coast Academy High School, and after graduating in 1984, she moved to Clemson University. She received her bachelor’s degree in marketing from the university in 1990.
A woman with beauty and brains, she contested for Miss America in 1988 after winning Miss South Carolina in 1987. She finished second in the Miss USA tournament in South Carolina, losing to Gina Tolleson in 1990. Tolleson would go on to become Miss World of the Year.
Nancy O’Dell began her journalism career with WPDE-TV in Myrtle Beach, where she also worked as an anchor. She held various positions in the station. While she also worked elsewhere, it was her work at Access Hollywood, which began in 1996, that brought her into the limelight.
Nancy remained with Access Hollywood until 2006. In 2011, she began hosting Entertainment Tonight. She co-hosted many big events, including the Miss USA and Miss Universe competitions from 2004 to 2007.
She has been awarded several times, including the award for the best report of the year in South Carolina. She also received an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Clemson University in 2013.
O’Dell is also a writer who has published three books; “Here to You Fabulous!”, “FULL OF LOVE: Mom-to-Mom Tips for Enriching Families with Simple Photo Albums and Scrapbooking,” and the “Hummingbird Collection.”
Nancy O’Dell has been married many times.far. Her first marriage was to Richard O’Dell. The couple married in 1995. The childless marriage would survive until 2004, when they decided to quit. Richard is a physician practicing in Beverly Hills, California. Following the failure of his first union, he decided to try again by marrying Aussie O’Dell. Shortly before getting married, the couple visited the Vatican where they received blessings from Pope Francis.
Nancy O’Dell, for her part, also took the lead in the knot with Keith Zubchevich who was a technical executive. It was after her marriage to Zubchevich that Trump tried to seduce her. Born of the union with her second husband, Nancy has a daughter, Ashby Grace, and she was stepmother to Keith’s two children from a previous relationship. However, just like the first marriage, it also ended when they separated in 2017. Zubchevich is said to be 2 years younger than the handsome host.
Since the end of the second, it is unknown whether or not she has started another relationship, but she has not yet been married.
Donald Trump and other facts
When Republican presidential candidate in the 2016 election, Donald Trump, was caught on tape saying, “I proved him right, and I failed, I admit it,” he was talking about Nancy O’ Dell. Here are some very interesting facts you may need to know about him:
- Trump tried to have her fired as host of the Miss Universe pageant in 2007, but he failed in her bid. It was 2 years after he tried it.
- She previously worked with Billy Bush as co-host of Access Hollywood for 5 years, then decided to leave in 2009.
- She lost her mother in 2008 to complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Because of this, her family founded Betty’s Battle: Fighting ALS.
- Emmy Award-winning Nancy O’Dell has also won two awards from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).
- She has interviewed the likes of Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Jill Biden, Oprah Winfrey, Jamie Fox and many other big names.
- The entertainment reporter is said to have a net worth of $16 million.
height and body
Height: 5 feet 10 inches (1.77m)