Born on February 25, 1966, Nancy has been able to garner quite a few thousand fans across the entire length and breadth of the country. Hence, when today one talks about television hosts of repute, there are reasons to believe that the name of Nancy O’Dell will always come to the fore. Therefore there is no denying the fact that when her biography is written, it would be eventful, colorful and it could benchmarks for both men and women to follow.

She also has made her presence felt as a highly talented entertainment journalist. She is watched keenly for her news show by the name Entertainment Tonight. She joined this show on January 3, 2013. It also would not be out of place to mention here that Nancy O’Dell is the proud recipient of Honorary Doctorate from Clemson University. She has received the doctorate in humanities and this certainly is a proud feather in the cap of Nancy O’Dell.

Early Life

Nancy was born in a place called Sumter, South Carolina and when she was a young child she had to move to Myrtle Beach. She has a sibling in the form of a sister. She did her graduation from Coastal Academy High School, which unfortunately has now become defunct.

She got a bachelor’s degree in Summa Cum Laude in the year 1990 from the Clemson University. After completing her graduation, O’Dell joined Kappa Kappa Gamma. She was extremely good looking and attractive (she continues to be so even today). This led to Nancy winning the Miss South Carolina Pageant. This happened in the year 1987.

Personal Life

Like many other woman of her standing and reputation there is no doubt that Nancy O’Dell also has had an eventful and colorful personal life. Her first marriage happened to Dr. Richard O’Dell. The marriage lasted from September 1995 to November 2004.

She took divorce from Dr. Richard and Nancy again married Keith Zubchevich. This marriage took place in 2005. She is the stepmother of two sons born to Keith Zubchevich. Nancy also has a daughter from Keith and the name of the daughter is Ashby Grace. Ashby was born in 2007. She also has filed for legal separation from Keith Zubchevich and therefore this marriage is also headed for divorce. ‚Äč

Net Worth

Nancy O’Dell is supposed to have a net worth of around $12 million dollars which is impressive.


It would be pertinent to mention that Nancy O’Dell has had a successful career as a television host. She began her career as a reporter and anchor with an organization called WPDE-TV. This happened in her home town of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She then moved to WCBD-TV in Charleston, South Carolina as a crime reporter.

She won quite a few awards as a host including the prestigious Best Report of the Year Award from Associated Press. Nancy worked in many other places and as of now she works as a host for Entertainment Tonight in the capacity of a special correspondent. She is an avid scrap booker and this also has helped her to enhance her knowledge and reputation quite a bit.

Last Modified: 07 Apr, 2018

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