The National Digest

This ‘Entertainment Tonight’ Host Just Resigned

Entertainment Tonight has been the television source for celebrity news since its launch in September 1981. Covering superstars for decades from Angelina Jolie and Tom Holland to Ariana Grande and the Jonas Brothers, the show launched the careers of correspondents including Leeza Gibbons, Kevin Frazier, and the legendary Mary Hart. The celebrity buzz program is now saying goodbye to one of its most famed anchors.

Starting as a reporter in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Nancy O’Dell went from covering hard news to being the voice of who’s trending in Hollywood. Starting as a leader early on, O’Dell was valedictorian of her high school class as reported by IMDb, and is a summa cum laude honors graduate of Clemson University.

O’Dell started her journey in entertainment reporting when she joined Access Hollywood in 1996. She stayed on the syndicated show for 13 years before starting on Entertainment Tonight as a special correspondent in 2011. A few months later, O’Dell took over as lead anchor when Hart left the show. Kevin Frazier joined her as co-host in 2014.

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