Norah O'Donnell


Norah O'Donnell
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 Norah O'Donnell is co-host of "CBS This Morning," a position she has held since July 2012.  Since joining the morning team, O'Donnell has had the opportunity to travel the globe covering major stories, including the historic election of Pope Francis in Vatican City, the devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, the Boston Marathon bombing, the Newtown massacre and many others. She also covered the 2012 Democratic and Republican National Conventions, as well as the Presidential election. In March 2013, O'Donnell interviewed Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in her debut piece for the acclaimed CBS program, "60 Minutes."

An Emmy Award winner, O'Donnell joined CBS News in June 2011 as the network's Chief White House Correspondent, where she conducted interviews with a who's who of political power players. Norah currently serves as the primary substitute anchor for "Face the Nation," fills in as anchor for the "CBS Evening News," and reports for all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. In these roles, O'Donnell has earned a reputation as a journalist who asks tough but fair questions. O'Donnell was also part of the CBS News team that received an Alfred I. duPont Award for the network's coverage of the Newtown massacre.

As CBS News' Chief White House Correspondent, O'Donnell traveled extensively with President Barack Obama and conducted news-making interviews with U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner; Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY); Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH); former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, among others.

Prior to joining CBS News, O'Donnell was the Chief Washington Correspondent for MSNBC and a contributing correspondent for NBC News' "Today" and "Weekend Today." She was also a correspondent for all NBC News platforms and served as a substitute anchor on the 9:00 AM hour of "Today." She won an Emmy as part of NBC News' election night coverage.

O'Donnell joined NBC News in 1999. Prior to that, she was a staff reporter for the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call, and worked as a contributor and analyst for MSNBC.

During her extensive journalism career, O'Donnell has reported on the 2012 and 2008 presidential elections, the 2004 presidential campaign of President George W. Bush and the 2000 presidential campaigns of John McCain and George W. Bush. She also covered the Republican and Democratic conventions, election nights and the 2000 Florida recount.

In addition to an Emmy, O'Donnell's work has also earned a prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Breaking News Coverage on September 11, 2011.

A firm believer in empowering women, O'Donnell sits on the Board of Directors for the International Women's Media Foundation.

Born into a military family, O'Donnell grew up in San Antonio, Texas; Landstuhl, Germany; Seoul, Korea; and Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy as well as a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies. She is married to Geoff Tracy, a restaurateur in Washington, D.C. They have three children, Henry, Grace and Riley.