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NBC Kelly O'Donnell At Age 53, Weight Gain Or She & Husband Pregnant?

Date: 21 Apr, 2019

NBC Kelly O'Donnell At Age 53, Weight Gain Or She & Husband Pregnant?

Quick Summary

Date of BirthMay 17 ,1965
Age54 Years 0 Month(s)
NationalityAmerican
Birth PlaceWestlake, Ohio
ProfessionJournalist
Relationship StatusMarried
Husaband/SpouseJ. David Ake
Divorce/SplitNot Yet
Net WorthN/A
AwardsEmmy Awards, National Headliner Award
Ethnicity/RaceWhite
FatherJosh O' Donnell
MotherKristien O' Donnell
High SchoolVilla Angela-St Joseph High School
CollegeNorthwestern University
HairLong
Hair ColorBrown
Eye ColorBlue
LesbianNo
Children/KidsNot Yet

American political reporter Kelly O’Donnell has been in the NBC News Network for several years. Her growth as a reporter is prominently visible to the eye but along with it her growth in her weight has also been visible of late sparking speculations that she could be pregnant. But what really is the story?

The Ohio native is an American journalist who specializes in the political reporting and currently works as the White House and Capitol Hill correspondent for NBC News

NBC news: Kelly O'Donnell reports news as a White House Correspondent (Published on 23 July 2011)

She has also made fleeting appearances as a political reporter on NBC Nightly News, Today, Meet The Press, and on various other shows on MSNBC. Over the course of her career as a reporter, she has visited the whole of 50 states and 48 more countries.  

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And her dedication to work has been properly recognized. She has an Emmy and a National Headliner Award to go along with her New Hampshire Primary Award For Political Reporting (2009). She was also inducted into the Ohio Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame since 2004.

Kelly O'Donnell's Career In NBC 

The journo was born on 17 May 1965 and attended Northwestern University where she graduated from the School of Education and Social Policy. She was the recipient of Northwestern University’s 2014 Alumnae Award.

She embarked into the career of journalism as a reporter and anchor in 1990s at WJW TV in Cleveland, Ohio alongside former NBC reporter Martin Savidge. She later went onto work as a news anchor and substitute host on the Weekend Today program and the weekend edition of Nightly News.

She also contributed reports to the primetime news magazine Dateline NBC before finally bagging the post of a White House correspondent for NBC News in 2008.

During her stay in the NBC, the talented reporter has covered the Bush Administration, Congress, and several presidential campaigns. Further, she was stationed in Bagdad during the Iraq war and covered the whole middle east scenario.

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She was also at the forefront reporting from the ground zero during the September 11 attacks, the space shuttle Columbia disaster, and four Summer and Winter Olympics over the course of her career.

Meet Kelly O'Donnell's Husband: J. David Ake

The lovely O’Donnell besides being heavily engaged in her career is also engaged in a marital bond with her husband J. David Ake who is the Director of Photography at The Associated Press.

Husband & Wife: Kelly O'Donnell in an event with her husband J.Aike David (left) (Photo: Lauren Young's Twitter)

Her husband is also currently deputized in the Washington DC, as the deputy chief of bureau for visual journalism in Washington. At DC Kelly's husband directs photo coverage of the White House, Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, and U.S. political coverage.

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Like Kelly, he has also been a part of press team covering the 2008, 2012 and 2016 presidential campaigns, as well as midterm elections of November 2018.

Being a very private person, Kelly has refused to dwell on where and how she met with her partner, but with both being stationed in DC, it would not be a far-fetched guess to say that they could have met during the course of their career.

Is Kelly O'Donnell Pregnant? Weight Gain Hints So!

Over the years of her career in NBC, the journalist has garnered a huge fan following not only because of her breaking news delivered with incisive analysis but also because of her charming personality. Standing at a height of  5 feet and 4 inches, the gorgeous reporter attracted admiring glances thanks to her perfect body measurements. 

The scenario, however, has been changing of late as her perfect measurements have suffered because of her weight gain. The slender figure of her initial days is a far cry from her slightly busty figure she sports of late. 

Weight Gain: Before and after photo of Kelly Donnel depicts how her slender figure has turned to a busty one due to her weight gain (Photo: NBC News)

As a married woman, her weight gain has raised questions about if she is pregnant and expecting a child with her husband, a speculation she has refused to comment on.

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However, a quick search on the internet does not provide with strong evidence that she could have gained the weight because of her being pregnant. Now aged 53, it just could be that she has been caught up by father time and her weight gain could just be a natural biological process.

And her advancing age also seems to bust her pregnancy myth. But, stranger things have happened!