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Nancy O'Dell joined "Entertainment Tonight" (ET) as a special correspondent and substitute co-anchor in January 2011. She will assume the role of co-anchor of "Entertainment Tonight" after Mary Hart ends her final season in May 2011. O'Dell also hosts "Your OWN Show," one of OWN network's premiere primetime shows.

Named one of TelevisionWeek's 10 Most Bankable Stars in Syndication, Emmy Award-winning entertainment journalist O'Dell has proven to be a force in all areas of her career as a host,
Nancy O'Dell in "Entertainment Tonight"
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author, producer and entrepreneur.

In addition to her work with ET, O'Dell recently hosted Fox's New Year's Eve Special ringing in 2011 from Las Vegas.

Previously, O'Dell served as the co-anchor of "Access Hollywood" for 13 years. O'Dell has contributed reports to CBS's "The Early Show," NBC News' "Today" show and "Dateline."

Nancy is a published author with her first book, "Full of Life: Mom-to-Mom Tips I Wish Someone Told Me When I Was Pregnant," debuting in the top three of all motherhood books and as a top-selling gift book. "Full of Life" was released by Simon Spotlight in April 2009. Her most recent book, "Full of Love: Mom-to-Mom Advice for Enriching Families with Simple Photo Albums and Scrapbooking" was released in October 2010.

Some of O'Dell's additional broadcasting work includes hosting ABC's 2010 Fall Preview special, 2010 Emmy Awards coverage for CBS, VH1's 2010 Critic's Choice Awards Live Red Carpet Special and the 2010 Superbowl Fan Jam Concert Special . NBC Sports also tapped Nancy to host their live 2009 NFL Kickoff Show. In 2009, she hosted NBC's live coverage of the Kentucky Derby with Bob Costas, as well as the Bravo special "Ladies First: Bravo at the Kentucky Derby." O'Dell has been chosen by NBC for the last nine years to host two of their popular annual network broadcasts, "The Live Golden Globes Arrivals Special" and "The Tournament of Roses Parade."

O'Dell has done guest appearances on numerous television shows, including the Emmy award-winning "30 Rock," Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana" and "Sesame Street." O'Dell can be seen in "Scream 4" in 2011, a sequel in the huge blockbuster movie franchise. O'Dell also had roles in "Scream 2" and "Scream 3." In 2006, she appeared in the Golden Globe-nominated film "Thank You for Smoking" and had a recurring role as herself on FX's "Dirt" from 2006 to 2008. Other TV appearances include co-hosting ESPN's "ESPY Awards Red Carpet Show" in 2003 and 2004 and NBC's broadcast of "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" in 2004 with Al Roker. O'Dell hosted Miss USA from 2004 to 2007. She also hosted Miss Universe in 2005 and the annual "Prism Awards" on the FX channel in from 2008 to 2010.



An award-winning journalist, O'Dell has been honored with three Associated Press Awards, two Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Awards, an Emmy Award and has been nominated for seven additional Emmys. In 2009, O'Dell was honored by the entire beauty industry for the inaugural Beautiful Humanitarian Award by the Professional Beauty Association, an award given to a public figure who exemplifies beauty both inside and out. In addition, she was nominated two years in a row (1999 and 2000) for the prestigious ICG Publicists Guild Press Award, recognizing excellence in entertainment reporting.

O'Dell began her broadcast career as a reporter and anchor at WPDE- TV in Myrtle Beach, S.C. She later worked as morning news anchor and crime reporter at WCBD-TV in Charleston, S.C. O'Dell went on to become evening co-anchor and investigative reporter in Miami for NBC's WTVJ-TV, before joining "Access Hollywood."

O'Dell, a National Vice President of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the ALS National Ambassador, has been working with MDA since her mother was diagnosed with and passed away in 2008 from complications related to ALS. In August of 2009, MDA, O'Dell, and O'Dell's family formed a foundation in her mother's name called Betty's Battle: Fighting ALS. O'Dell is honored to co-host the MDA Jerry Lewis telethon this year for the third year in a row. Additionally, O'Dell was inducted into the American Red Cross's National Celebrity Cabinet in 2002 and remains in that position today and she also serves as a celebrity spokesperson for the March of Dimes (MOD). Further, she acts as an international board member for Best Buddies, a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. In June 2002, Best Buddies honored O'Dell with the organization's Spirit of Leadership Award. This honor has previously been bestowed upon Muhammad Ali, Maria Shriver and Olympian Carl Lewis.

A native of South Carolina, O'Dell is a graduate of Clemson University.



NANCY O'DELL: FACTS

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Age: 48 years old
Birthday: February 25, 1966
Height: 5' 9 ½"
Full Name / Real Name: Nancy Evelyn Humphries
Birthplace: Sumter, SC
Hometown: Myrtle Beach, SC
Husband: Keith Zubulevich (6/29/2005, 1 child)
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pat says:
Where is Nancy O'Dell? I haven't seen her on ET in what seems forever.
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