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Kelly O’Donnell

Senior White House Correspondent, NBC News

Kelly O’Donnell is Senior White House Correspondent for NBC News. She contributes to all of the network’s platforms including “TODAY,” “Nightly News,” MSNBC and NBC News NOW. She is also the 2023-2024 White House Correspondents’ Association President. O’Donnell’s award-winning reporting has taken her to all 50 states and to 58 countries. Her experience spans the Rose Garden to Baghdad, four Olympic Games, campaigns and Capitol Hill. A veteran of presidential politics, O’Donnell has covered four administrations: Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Barack Obama and George W. Bush. She has been on the trail for seven presidential cycles covering both parties. Among her varied assignments: O’Donnell was embedded with the 3rd Infantry Division in Iraq. She covered Britain’s Royal Family and followed Pope John Paul II on international tours. She followed major domestic events including the September 11th attacks, the Oklahoma City bombing and the OJ Simpson saga. In 2019, O’Donnell was honored with the Radio Television Correspondents Association Career Achievement Award. Her work has earned the Emmy, National Headliner and Edward R. Murrow awards among her honors. On the lighter side, O’Donnell appeared in “House of Cards,” competed on “Jeopardy!” and was spoofed in a skit on “Saturday Night Live.”

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