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Nancy O’Dell knows how she wants to balance her work life and her personal life. After 13 years on Access Hollywood, Nancy quit her job in 2009. Now two years later, she’s co-hosting on Entertainment Tonight — and she couldn’t be happier. "Balancing work and family is always tough, but fortunately, I have a great boss who understands how important family is to me.”
And Nancy makes sure to carve time out of her busy schedule for her family, which consists of husband Keith Zubchevich, their daughter Ashby, 4, and Keith’s sons Tyler, 15, and Carson, 12. “This week was the first week of the new TV season," Nancy explains, "but I also had several events at school for my kids — and my executive producer helped me do my work schedule around those, as she and I have talked about how important that is to me!” Not only does her new job at ET let her make time for her loved ones, but they are supportive of her family being a part of the action! “I had to be in London for two weeks for the royal wedding, and I took my whole family with me," she says. "We had a great time! It was educational for the kids and, most importantly, we were together."
A lot of the time Nancy spends with her family is done so outdoors at her home. “I’m obsessed with the outdoors — we’re outside all the time! In fact, we just added a fire pit and a theater out by our pool, complete with a Runco television made just for the outdoors," she says. Nancy says she loves bringing the indoors out, and even designed an outdoor furniture line around that concept. Red Carpet by Nancy O’Dell is “a high-end outdoor furniture line worthy of the red carpet — it's A-list furniture, so to speak." And it decorates her very own backyard! The line can be found at redcarpetfurniture.com.