Nancy O'Dell says goodbye to 'Access Hollywood'

AP News
Posted: Dec 17, 2009 5:47 PM

Nancy O'Dell says she is leaving "Access Hollywood."

The entertainment reporter said Thursday she will wrap up her 13-year run on the NBC show this week.

Publicist Annie Jeeves says O'Dell is pursuing a new opportunity but did not elaborate.

O'Dell has been a reporter on "Access Hollywood" since the show began in 1996. She has also played a reporter on several TV shows and appeared as a contestant on "Dancing With the Stars."

O'Dell says she will still host NBC's coverage of the Tournament of Roses parade on New Year's Day.