Nancy O’Dell Leaving Entertainment Tonight
Co-host Nancy O’Dell is saying goodbye to “Entertainment Tonight” after nearly a decade.
Nancy, 53, revealed on Friday’s broadcast that she’s stepping down from her post as the co-host of the syndicated newsmagazine in order to begin a new chapter.
“I’m going to enjoy some time off with the most wonderful gal in my life, my daughter, because they grow up way too fast,” O’Dell said, referring to her 12-year-old daughter Ashby Grace Zubchevich with ex-husband Keith Zubchevich. “She is always my priority.”
O’Dell took a moment to remember her friend, agent and manager, John Ferriter, who helped her get her job at ET and died just a week ago.
“My manager/agent and dear friend of 20 years, John Ferriter, helped me get this job at ET. He passed away just a week ago. Shortly before his passing, he told me life is too short, do what makes you happy, you’re creating your own best life. I think I’ve heard Oprah say that too… two smart people… but I’m proud to have this show as part of my story.”
Nancy took to Instagram to reveal that her last day on “ET” also marked Ferriter’s funeral, writing, “Been quite the emotional day.”