Nancy O'Dell - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 30, 2022

Nancy O'Dell
Profession: TV host
Best Known For: Entertainment Tonight (TV show)
Salary: $4 million
Net Worth: $16 million

Personal Details

Born on : February 25, 1966 (age 57)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Nancy Evelyn Humphries
Birth Place: Sumter, South Carolina, USA
Horoscope: Pisces
Father's Name: Leonard Humphries
Mother's Name: Betty Humphries
Siblings: 1

Karen Alley (sister)

High School: Coastal Academy High School
University: Clemson University
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced

Dr. Richard O'
Dell (1995 - 2004)
Keith Zubchevich (2005 - 2018)

Children: 1

Ashby Grace Zubulevich (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.77 meter (5 feet 10 inch)
Weight: 57 kg (125.66 lb)
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Brown
Shoe Size: 7.5 US
Dress Size: 6 US
Breast Size: 36 inch
Waist Size: 25 inch
Hip Size: 27 inch
Bra Size: 36
Cup Size: B

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Who is Nancy O'Dell?

Nancy O'Dell is a TV host, entertainment journalist by profession, and American by nationality. She is the 1987 Miss South Carolina and has hosted Entertainment Tonight for nine years from 2011 to 2019.

Nancy O'Dell – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Nancy O'Dell’s birth took place on February 25, 1966, in Sumter, South Carolina, USA. She was born as Nancy Evelyn Humphries to father Leonard Humphries and mother Betty Humphries.

She is not the only child of her parents and has one sibling, a sister Karen Alley. They were raised in Myrtle Beach.

Nancy O'Dell with her mother in 1995 (Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, she attended Coastal Academy High School and graduated as a valedictorian in 1984. She went on to study at Clemson University. From there Nancy O'Dell graduated with a summa cum laude bachelor's degree in marketing. In May 2013 she was honored with a Doctorate of Humanities from Clemson University. 

Her ethnicity is Caucasian.

Nancy O'Dell – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

O'Dell married her longtime boyfriend Dr. Richard O'Dell on September 30, 1995. But she and her husband divorced on November 4, 2004, and they did not have any children together. 

She went on to date and marry Keith Zubchevich on 29 June 2005.  Zubchevich has two children from his previous relationship. On June 11, 2007, Nancy O'Dell and her husband became parents when their daughter Ashby Grace Zubulevich was born.

But their marriage ended 10 years later, first with the legal separation in September 2016 and the divorce filed in November 2017. Their divorce was finalized on 29 May 2018.

She is currently single.

Nancy O'Dell, Keith Zubchevich before they divorced (Us Weekly)

Nancy O'Dell – Career

In Pageants

Nancy O'Dell won the Miss South Carolina pageant in 1987 and went on to represent her state at the 1988 Miss America pageant. Although she did not win the competition, she was awarded the preliminary swimsuit award. In 1990, she finished as the 1st runner-up in the Miss South Carolina USA pageant.

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As a journalist

She began her broadcasting career as a reporter and anchor at WPDE-TV in her hometown. Nancy O'Dell then went on to work as a morning news anchor and crime reporter at WCBD-TV, where she was honored by the Associated Press with the Best Report of the Year Award. 

O'Dell later worked at NBC's WTVJ in Miami from 1993 to 1995 and moved to Las Vegas where she worked as an entertainment reporter for a year in the tabloid show A Current Affair. She hosted the entertainment news program Access Hollywood from 1996-2009, Nashville Star, Entertainment Tonight from January 2011 to August 2019 (replacing Mary Hart), etc.

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Nancy O'Dell hosted Entertainment Tonight  (youtube)


Over the years Nancy O'Dell had had minor roles in Charmed, Scream 2 (1997), Scream 3 (2000), Scream 4 (2011), Brothers, etc. 

She is also a writer and has written parenting books, Full of Life (published April 2009), Here’s to Fabulous You! (released September 2012), and Secret Ingredients (released 2011). 

Moreover, she is a philanthropist, has worked with many non-profit organizations, and is a National ALS Ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. O'Dell launched Red Carpet Furniture, an outdoor furniture line in May 2010.

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Nancy O'Dell has worked with Tiki Barber, Brooke Burke, Drew Lachey, and Jackie Nespral.

Nancy O'Dell – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth is estimated to be around $16 million while her annual salary has been revealed to be $4 Million.

Nancy O'Dell – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

On social media, Nancy O'Dell is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with thousands of followers. She also has an official website-

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