Throughout Norah O’Donnell’s airy, light-filled New York City apartment, there are glimpses of her far-reaching career in broadcasting. For example, bookended by the CBS This Morning co-anchor’s two Emmys are elegantly framed photos of O’Donnell with dignitaries, a pope, presidents, and other politicos. A broadcast journalist for more than two decades, O’Donnell, who turns 45 in January, has covered six presidential elections and traveled the world to interview notable newsmakers.
Born into a military family, O’Donnell grew up in such far-flung locales as Landstuhl, Germany, and Seoul, South Korea. She is married to Geoff Tracy, a restaurateur, and the couple has 11-year-old twins, Henry and Grace, and another daughter, Riley, 10. Read on as O’Donnell—who splits her time between New York City and Washington, D.C.—shares her four favorite things in the world.