Nancy O'Dell To Take Over For Mary Hart On Entertainment Tonight
Posted on Tue Nov 9, 2010 08:15 AM PDT

nancyodell200new.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - After nearly 30 years on Entertainment Tonight Mary Hart will be stepping down, while Nancy O'Dell is gearing up to take her place as a special correspondent.

"I remember watching Entertainment Tonight when it first premiered and dreaming about working for the show someday. I am honored to be the one chosen to fill a TV legend's seat and I hope I can do her proud!", O'Dell announced Monday. She will be leaving Access Hollywood after 13 years as co-anchor.

Hart revealed her plans to leave the show in 2011, but she has faith O'Dell will be an excellent replacement. On Monday Hart exclaimed: "Leaving this job was not an easy decision, but knowing I will pass the baton to Nancy O'Dell makes that decision much easier. Nancy is a talented and respected entertainment correspondent. We have spent many years working on opposite sides of the celebrity battlefield and I know the show will flourish with Nancy as co-anchor."

Nancy O'Dell will take over from Hart in January.