Norah O’Donnell, MSNBC and NBC News Political Correspondent, reports for MSNBC from locations in Washington, D.C., including the White House and the Pentagon. O’Donnell is also the White House correspondent for the weekend editions of NBC “Nightly News” and “The Today Show” and she contributes to “Dateline NBC” and the “Weekend Today.”
Norah O'Donnell has covered a number of major breaking news stories for both NBC and MSNBC, including most recently the September 11 terrorist attacks. She has traveled extensively with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and reported on the war in Afghanistan and the war on terrorism.
Previously, O’Donnell reported on the Republican primaries, the Republican and Democratic conventions, and the presidential debates. She was also one of MSNBC anchors on Election Night, reporting on the congressional contests.
After joining the network in 1999, O’Donnell was assigned to cover President Clinton’s impeachment trial. She has traveled internationally with Clinton and covered the Kosovo crisis from the Pentagon.
Prior to joining NBC News, O’Donnell was a staff writer for Roll Call, the Capitol Hill Newspaper, where she covered Congress. She also traveled across the country to cover numerous House and Senate contests. From 1997-99, O’Donnell was also a contributor and news analyst for MSNBC.
Washingtonian Magazine has named O’Donnell as one of Washington 100 most powerful women. O’Donnell has also been named to Irish American Magazine’s 2000 “Top 100 Irish Americans” list.
A native of San Antonio, O’Donnell is a graduate of Georgetown University and received a bachelor of arts in philosophy and English. She is currently finishing her thesis for a master’s degree in international affairs at Georgetown. She lives in Washington, D.C.
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