Nancy O’Dell is leaving Access Hollywood, two years before her contract is due to expire RadarOnline.com has learned.
In a statement Nancy’s rep says, “The original member of the Access Hollywood family, co-anchor and respected broadcast journalist Nancy O’Dell, has chosen to leave the show after 13 years. O’Dell appreciates NBC’s cooperation as she begins this next chapter in her career. Even though she will be leaving for a new opportunity, this decision is based totally on Nancy’s desire to take her career to the next level and is completely amicable. She will continue on with projects as a broadcast entertainment journalist.
“Having been at Access Hollywood from day one of the show, this has been an incredibly tough decision for O’Dell. She will miss her Access Hollywood family, but looks forward to still seeing them all on the red carpet.”
Nancy, who has a daughter Ashby, 2, with her business executive husband Keith Zuberchevich, had enjoyed an impressive career in investigative reporting prior to joining the Access Hollywood team. She’s won three Associated Press Awards, two Society of Professional Journalism Awards, and an Emmy Award.
Nancy’s last appearance on Access Hollywood will be this week.