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Norah O’Donnell Profile
Norah O’Donnell is an American television journalist who is currently the anchor of the CBS Evening News and a correspondent for 60 Minutes. She has worked with several mainstream media outlets throughout her career, including as a former co-anchor of CBS This Morning, Chief White House Correspondent for CBS News, and a substitute host for CBS’s Sunday morning show Face the Nation.
Norah O’Donnell Age
O’Donnell is 49 years old as of 2023, she was born on 23rd January 1974 in Washington, D.C, United States of America. Additionally, she celebrates her birthday on 23rd January every year.
Norah O’Donnell Height
She stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Norah O’Donnell Family
O’Donnell was born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Noreen Bernadette and Francis Lawrence O’Donnell, a medical doctor and US Army officer. Her parents are both of Irish descent, with roots in Derry, Belfast, and Donegal. Three of her grandparents were immigrants, and her maternal grandfather lived in the U.S. illegally for 16 years. When Norah was three, her family moved to San Antonio, Texas. When she was 10, the family spent two years in Seoul, living in Yongsan Garrison as her father was assigned to work there.
While an elementary student, she started her career in broadcasting by giving videotaped English lessons for the Korean Educational Development Institute. The family moved back to San Antonio, where she attended Douglas MacArthur High School, from which she graduated in 1991. She then went on to attend Georgetown University, where she graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and a Master of Arts degree in liberal studies in 2003.
Norah O’Donnell Melanoma
In the fall of 2016, O’Donnell was diagnosed with melanoma ‘in situ’, meaning the cancer was contained to the epidermis and had not yet spread to the dermis and metastasized. She underwent surgery soon after where a “three-inch-long piece of skin from the upper left corner of the back” was excised. She later stated that she now gets regular skin check-ups “every three to four months” and “multiple skin biopsies” due to her high risk. In the years since her diagnosis, O’Donnell has become a skincare advocate, encouraging others, especially women. To get regular dermatological check-ups and take better care of their skin by practicing good skin care routines such as using sunscreen. She talked openly about her diagnosis with her dermatologist live on CBS This Morning in 2017.
Norah O’Donnell Husband
O’Donnell lives in Washington, D.C., and New York City’s Upper West Side neighborhood with her husband, restaurateur Geoff Tracy (owner of D.C. restaurant Chef Geoff’s), whom she married in June 2001. They met while attending Georgetown together. On May 20, 2007, O’Donnell and Tracy became the parents of twins, whom they named Grace and Henry. Their third child, daughter Riley Norah Tracy, was born on July 5, 2008; O’Donnell noted that her daughter’s first name had been suggested by Tim Russert, who died three weeks before Riley’s birth. O’Donnell and Tracy made a cookbook for parents titled Baby Love: Healthy, Easy, Delicious Meals for Your Baby and Toddler, released on August 31, 2010.
Norah O’Donnell Career
O’Donnell worked as a staff writer for Roll Call, where she covered Congress. She spent twelve years of her career at the NBC networks. A commentator for The Today Show, Chief Washington Correspondent for MSNBC, and a White House correspondent for NBC News, O’Donnell was also a contributing anchor for MSNBC Live and an anchor on Weekend Today. O’Donnell reported for various NBC News broadcasts, including NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, Dateline NBC, and MSNBC.
O’Donnell filled in for Chris Matthews as the host of Hardball with Chris Matthews and was a regular pundit for The Chris Matthews Show. Since joining CBS, she has served as an anchor in several of its highest-rated shows. Filling in for Scott Pelley on the CBS Evening News multiple times, the first being on October 10, 2011. She was the chief White House correspondent in 2011 and 2012 and became a co-anchor on CBS This Morning in the fall of 2012.
Norah O’Donnell CBS
On May 6, 2019, Susan Zirinsky, president of CBS News, announced that O’Donnell had been named anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News. Beginning on July 15, 2019, will also be the lead anchor of political events for the network and continue as a contributing correspondent for 60 Minutes. She becomes the third woman after Connie Chung and Katie Couric to serve as the program’s weeknight anchor. Her last broadcast of CBS This Morning was on May 16, 2019. On April 8, 2022, O’Donnell extended her contract with CBS News to remain as anchor of CBS Evening News, through the 2024 election and afterward.
Norah O’Donnell Awards and Recognition
Washingtonian Magazine has named O’Donnell as one of Washington’s 100 most powerful women. O’Donnell has also been named to Irish American Magazine’s 2000 “Top 100 Irish Americans” list. O’Donnell won the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Breaking News Coverage for the Dateline NBC story “DC In Crisis,” which aired on the night of September 11, 2001. She won an Emmy as part of NBC News’ Election Night coverage team in 2008 for the category Outstanding Live Coverage of a Breaking News Story – Long Form. She was also awarded an Emmy in 2018 for her six-month investigation and report on “Sexual Assault in the Air Force Academy”. For CBS This Morning in the category Outstanding Investigative Report in a Newscast. That same year, this story was given an honorable mention by the White House Correspondents’ Association for the Edgar Allan Poe Award.
Norah O’Donnell Net Worth
O’Donnell has an estimated annual Networth of $ 1 million to $5 million earned from her career as an anchor and a correspondent.
Norah O’Donnell Social Media Platforms
O’Donnell is very active on her Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. She has 269.7k followers on Twitter, 152k followers on Instagram, and 185k followers on Facebook.