More than 40 years ago, the Senate Press Secretaries Association (SPSA) was founded as a bipartisan forum for press secretaries from both sides of the senate floor to meet, mingle and share ideas. Today the SPSA is the largest and most proactive of Capitol Hill’s professional organizations aimed at communicators.

Kelly O’Donnell, NBC News Capitol Hill Correspondent

Kelly O'DonnellKelly O’Donnell was named Capitol Hill Correspondent in December 2007. She contributes to all NBC News properties, including “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams,” “TODAY,” and MSNBC. O’Donnell previously served as White House Correspondent for NBC News covering the second term of President George W. Bush. O’Donnell’s reporting has taken her to all 50 states and to 47 countries.  A veteran of presidential politics, O’Donnell also covered the race for the White House in 2008 following Republican candidates.

O’Donnell has experience covering stories from the Middle East as well. In 2003, she was embedded with the Third Infantry Division during Iraq war operations in Fallujah.  She reported exclusively from the skies above Iraq on a classified combat mission during the air assault on Baghdad.  O’Donnell has covered a wide variety of major events including the September 11th attacks from Ground Zero and the Flight 93 Pennsylvania crash site, the passing of Pope John Paul II from his native Poland, the Shuttle Columbia disaster, and the CIA Leak trial.

A graduate of Northwestern University, O’Donnell began her broadcast career at WJW-TV (then the CBS affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio) as an associate producer and reporter.

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Date(s) - 05/11/2012
9:30 am - 11:30 am

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Russell 385

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