Nancy O'Dell has decided to leave Access Hollywood. People reports that the co-anchor of the show has decided to opt out of her contract.
Her rep released a statement, saying, “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,” the statement continues. “She will miss her Access Hollywood family, but looks forward to still seeing them all on the red carpet.”
Insiders say Nancy has become unhappy with the direction the show has recently taken, and wants to continue her career as a journalist in a different capacity. “She has spent a lot of years building respect in the entertainment community and celebrities trust her,” says the source. “She’s known as the nice and classy girl. She values that.”
We wish Nancy luck in her future endeavors, and are eager to hear what she has coming up!