Norah O’Donnell Biography & Net Worth

Norah O’Donnell Biography & Net Worth

Popular Name: Norah O’Donnell
Real Name: Norah Morahan O’Donnell
Birth Date: January 23, 1974
Birth Place:
Washington, D.C., United States
Age: 47
Gender: Female
Nationality: American
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Sexuality: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Geoff Tracy (m. 2001)
Children: 3
Profession: Television Journalist
Years active: N/A
Net Worth: $18 Million
Last Updated: 2021


Norah O’Donnell is a successful American television journalist. She is a presenter of the CBS Evening News and also a correspondent for 60 Minutes. A graduate of Georgetown University, Norah is the former co-host of CBS This Morning, a substitute anchor for CBS’s Sunday morning program ‘Face the Nation’, and the Chief White House Correspondent for CBS News.

Norah O’Donnell’s Biography

She was born Norah Morahan O’Donnell on January 23, 1974 in Washington, D.C., in the United States. Her parents are Francis Lawrence O’Donnell and Noreen Bernadette (O’Kane).

Norah’s father was a doctor and United States Army officer. Her parents are of Irish descent with roots in Doneegal, Belfast, and Derry. Her maternal grandfather resided in America illegally for 16 years and three of her grandparents were immigrants. She was three years old when her family relocated to San Antonio, Texas. When she was 10 years old, the family moved to Seoul where they spent two years living in Yongsan Garrison throughout the time her father was stationed to work there.

While an elementary student, Norah started her career in broadcasting by providing videotaped English lectures for the Korean Educational Development Institute. She moved back to San Antonio with her family, and joined Douglas MacArthur High School. After her graduation from high school in 1991, she moved on to enrol at Georgetown University, graduating a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy in 1995. Likewise in 2003, she also obtained a Master of Arts degree in liberal studies from the same institution.

Norah O’Donnell’s Career

O’Donnell covered Congress during her time working as a staff writer for Roll Call. She spent twelve years of her life at the NBC networks. An anchor for the Today Show, a White House correspondent for NBC News, and Chief Washington Correspondent for MSNBC, O’Donnell was also a contributing host for MSNBC Live and a presenter on Weekend Today. She reported for several NBC News broadcasts, including MSNBC, Dateline NBC, The Today Show, and NBC Nightly News.

Norah O'Donnell Net Worth
Norah O’Donnell

Norah O’Donnell was a regular analyst for The Chris Matthews Show and also filled in for Chris Matthews as anchor of the show ‘Hardball with Chris Matthews’.

Since making a big move to CBS, Norah has served as host in several of its highest-rated programs, filling in for anchor Scott Pelley on the CBS Evening News numerous times, the first being 10 October 2011. She served as the chief White House correspondent in 2011 and 2012, and in the fall of 2012, she became a co-host on CBS This Morning. On May 6, 2019, the president of CBS News, Susan Zirinsky, announced that Norah had been named managing editor and presenter of the CBS Evening News starting from July 15, 2019, will continue to serve as a contributing correspondent for 60 Minutes, and will also work as the lead anchor of events concerning politics for the network. Norah becomes the third female journalist after Connie Chung and Katie Couric to work as the program’s weeknight host. Her last presentation of CBS This Morning was on 16 May 2019.

Personal Life & Family

Norah has been married to her supportive husband Geoff Tracy since June 2001. He is a restaurateur and the owner of D.C. restaurant Chef Geoff’s. The couple met while attending Georgetown and fell in love with each other.

The journalist and her restaurateur husband live together in Washington, D.C. and New York City’s Upper West Side neighbourhood. They became the parents of twins named Grace and Henry on May 20, 2007. Their third child, daughter Riley, was born on July 5, 2008.

O’Donnell is a Roman Catholic. She and her husband are the authors of a cookbook made for parents, titled ‘Baby Love: Healthy, Easy, Delicious Meals for Your Baby and Toddler’.

Awards & Achievements

O’Donnell is a recipient of the Sigma Delta Chi Award. She was part of the NBC News Election Night coverage team that received an Emmy Award in 2008. In 2018, she received an Emmy Award for her work for CBS This Morning. That same year, the same work received a praiseworthy mention from the White House Correspondents Association for an Edgar Allan Poe Award.

Norah was named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of 100 most powerful women in Washington. She has also been named in the “Top 100 Irish Americans” list by Irish American Magazine’s 2000.

Norah O’Donnell Net Worth

The American print and television journalist Norah O’Donnell has held the position of co-anchor of CBS This Morning since July 2012. She has played a major role in all the organizations she has been a part of in her career so far, and her contributions most paid off as she is now renowned as a multi-award winning journalist. Not only does she win awards, she also signs mouthwatering contracts with media houses and we know this by looking at how much she has made from her career in just two decades. As at press time, Norah O’Donnell net worth is approximately $18 million. This is quite massive compared to the finances of several other journalists at her level in the industry. However, we are certain that she has achieved this much by virtue of her hardwork and brilliance, and we do not nurse any doubts in our hearts that she is capable of achieving so much more in a few years to come. She has all what it takes, and if she will collect more awards and experience a boost in her fortunes, only time can tell.


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