Monday, November 10, 2014 10:27 AM
Luminary Award: NANCY O’DELL, Entertainment Tonight
HOLLYWOOD, CA: The Los Angeles Press Club is proud to announce that Entertainment Tonight’s co-host Nancy O’Dell will accept the Luminary Award at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on November 23rd at the Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles.
“Ms. O’Dell is one of the hardest working professionals in the business and truly deserving of this career achievement award,” says Press Club President Robert Kovacik of NBC4.
Nancy O’Dell is not only the co-host of the most watched entertainment news program in the world, Entertainment Tonight, among her many achievements she is also a producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and author of three bestselling books. She is the creator of “Little Ashby: Star Reporter,” an educational series of children’s apps. O’Dell was a special presenter on CBS’s Academy of Country Music Awards in both 2012 and 2013, as well as a special host of Fox’s American Country Music Awards. Previously, Ms. O’Dell had served as the co-anchor of “Access Hollywood” for 13 years. She graduated summa cum laude from Clemson university where she also received an honorary doctorate in 2013.
Being honored on the same evening is Quincy Jones who will receive the Visionary Award for his humanitarian contributions.
The Los Angeles Press Club established the NAEJ awards in 2008 to recognize the quality journalism being produced in the fastest growing segment in modern media. It remains the sole award of its kind in the nation.
The Luminary Award for Career Achievement was instituted to pay tribute to deserving members of the Entertainment Media.
For more information, to buy tickets, advertise or to sponsor the event, contact LAPC executive director Diana Ljungaeus at Diana@LApressclub.org or call 323.669.8081.