Nancy O'Dell

Nancy O'Dell


2/25/1966, Sumter, South Carolina

Birth Name

Nancy Evelyn Humphries


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Nancy O'Dell is a TV Host & an entertainment journalist. She is currently a co-host of "Access Hollywood." She has been with the show since 1996, then became co-host in 1999. She also co-hosted The Miss USA & The Miss Universe pageant. She has also appeared in the…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Nancy co-hosted ESPN's ESPY Awards Red Carpet Show in 2003 and 2004.

    • Since 2000, she has been host of NBC New York's annual coverage of the St. Patrick's Day Parade.

    • Ultimately, as a fund-raising measure, Nancy hopes to surpass the record set by Alfred Hitchcock for cameo appearances made on TV series.

    • She was valedictorian of her high school class when she attended Coastal Academy High School.

    • In recognition of Nancy's journalistic success, the governor of South Carolina declared February 1, 2006 as Nancy O'Dell Day for the entire state.

    • Nancy was inducted into South Carolina's Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame in 1998, becoming the hall's youngest member ever (age 32 at the time).

    • In her spare time, she likes to show her philanthropic side and help out charities. In fact, in February 2002, she was inducted into the American Red Cross's National Celebrity Cabinet.

    • During the 2004 election season, Nancy was requested by First Lady Laura Bush to conduct an extended television interview with Mrs. Bush.

    • Nancy has won several awards for her journalistic work. Among her honors are three Associated Press Awards and two Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Awards. She has also been nominated for seven Emmys.

    • She was named Honorary Spokesperson for the 2004 March of Dimes Walk America event.

    • In 2007, she appeared in television commercials for Acuvue contact lenses.

    • Nancy began her broadcast career as a reporter and anchor at WPDE-TV in her home town of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

    • Nancy is a former Miss South Carolina.

    • Nancy was a Marketing major in college.

    • While attending college, she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

    • Nancy attended Clemson University. She graduated summa cum laude.

    • Nancy co-hosted The 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards Announcement press conference with "Access Hollywood" co-anchor Billy Bush.

    • Nancy and husband Keith Zubchevich welcomed a baby girl, Ashby Grace, on Monday, June 11, 2007. She was 7 lbs., 9 oz. and was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. This is the first child for O'Dell; Zubchevich has two sons from a previous marriage: Tyler, 11, and Carson, 8.

    • She is active in many national charities, including the American Red Cross, Best Buddies and March of Dimes.

    • In 1998, O'Dell was the youngest person ever elected to the South Carolina Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame.

    • Nancy O'Dell is 5'9.5" tall.

  • Quotes

  • Classy

    Ms. O'Dell,

    You are such a classy lady and I watch ET each evening. I'm impressed with how you carry and present yourself. However, I've noticed this past week that you are "putting your hands on your hips" as you discuss the next bit of video, as opposed to your hands at your side or placed easily in front of you. Is this scripted? This posture really sends an uncomfortable message. Please understand, I am a fan--just observed something different in your behavior.

  • Drug Testing

    Hi Nancy,

    I just wanted to know if all actors should be drug tested before getting hired for movies (just like a job), like us employees and athletics have to. Maybe they will stay clean to actually keep their jobs. Hollywood Cocaine is such a terrible way to describe a movie goers fantasy. Thank you for listening.