Host of Access Hollywood, author & mom, Nancy O'Dell on "The Ceslie Show"
HOST OF ACCESS HOLLYWOOD DISCUSSES RELATIONSHIPS AND HER BOOK "FULL OF LIFE: Mom-to-Mom Tips I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was Pregnant" AND BOOK EDITOR CAROL MACKEY WITH HER TOP PICKS FOR THE BEST REALTIONSHIP, SEX, AND DATING BOOKS
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Nancy O'Dell currently co-anchors Access Hollywood. In addition, O’Dell contributes reports to NBC News’s Today show and Dateline. O’Dell was part of the original on-air team which launched Access Hollywood in 1996, serving as weekend co-anchor and weekday correspondent until becoming lead co-anchor in January 1999. O’Dell has since earned the reputation as one of Hollywood’s leading entertainment journalists. An award-winning journalist, O’Dell has been honored with three Associated Press Awards, two Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Awards, and is a seven-time Emmy Award nominee. A native of South Carolina, O’Dell received a great honor when that state’s governor declared Feb. 1, 2006 Nancy O’Dell Day in the entire state. Additionally, she was inducted into South Carolina’s Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame in 1998 as the youngest member ever in recognition of her journalistic success. O’Dell lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Keith Zubchevich, her two stepsons from Keith’s first marriage, and their baby daughter Ashby.
Carol M. Mackey is Editor-In-Chief of the (formerly Doubleday Entertainment) Black Expressions Book Club, a club founded in 1999 to celebrate the voices and visions of African Americans. Under Mackey’s editorial leadership, Black Expressions was voted Best Book Club by the African American Literary Awards Show for 2008, 2007, 2006 and 2004 (there was no Awards Show in 2005). Recently, she has been featured in Heather Covington’s Literary Divas: The Top 100 + Most Admired African American Women in Literature, a compilation of biographies about African American women who have powerfully impacted America’s literary history.
Widely recognized as a leading expert on African American books, Mackey has appeared on the CBS-TV Morning Show in New York. She is frequently interviewed by the press and in 2005 was named one of the “50 Most Powerful African Americans in Publishing” by Black Issues Book Review. She was recently awarded the Maya Angelou Legends Award in the African American Pavilion during Book Expo America in June 2009 for her contribution to African American literature. Mackey lives in New York with her family.
MY POST-SHOW NOTES:
31 July 2009/NYC:
Thanks again to book club editor-in-chief Carol Mackey for her terrific and insightful "picks" of her favorite relationship books right now! Here's a list of the books she mention during the interview:
ACT LIKE A LADY, THINK LIKE A MAN by Steve Harvey
HE’S GONE, YOU’RE BACK by Kerika Fields
WHY MEN FEAR MARRIAGE by R.M. Johnson
THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES by Gary Chapman
THE LOVE DARE by Stephen Kendrick
As Nancy O'Dell mentioned during my interview with her, make sure to follow her on Twitter to keep up to date on her news about being the National Ambassador of MDA ALS and how you can be involved! Her Twitter address is @nancyodell