NBC's Kelly O'Donnell tears up over video celebrating 25 years at network

NBC News White House correspondent Kelly O’Donnell teared up on the air while reporting from the South Lawn after a video celebrating her 25 years at the network was played on Thursday. 
 
"Take a look at your monitor, because there are a lot of people here who want to say congratulations," MSNBC anchor Hallie Jackson told O'Donnell before playing the congratulatory video.
 
The video included well-wishes from former Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerTed Cruz, AOC have it right on banning former members of Congress from becoming lobbyists Rep. Amash stokes talk of campaign against Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Trump, Biden go toe-to-toe in Iowa MORE (R-Ohio); former Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryTrump puts the cart before the horse in Palestine John Kerry: Play based on Mueller report is 'an act of public service' Will we ever have another veteran as president? MORE; Cindy McCain, the wife of the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainVeterans group to hand out USS John McCain T-shirts for July 4 on the National Mall Will we ever have another veteran as president? Meghan McCain clashes with Joy Behar as the 'sacrificial Republican' on 'The View' MORE (R-Ariz.); and Sen. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinRepublicans, Trump Jr. signal support for embattled West Virginia governor Critics say Interior's top lawyer came 'close to perjury' during Hill testimony The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by MAPRx — Trump takes heat for remarks on help from foreign governments MORE (D-W.Va.), along with her NBC and MSNBC colleagues.
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"Wow. I am so blown away," an emotional O'Donnell said after the video was played. "I was sent here under false pretenses. I prepared a statement, and they're cutting the grass. If you notice that I'm a little teary, it's just the grass." 
 
"I am definitely grateful and look forward to more," she said before later adding, "I am a puddle."
 
O'Donnell, a Northwestern graduate, began her broadcast journalism career at WJW-TV in Cleveland before joining NBC in 1994.
 
She was inducted into the Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame in 2011 and has won multiple Emmys for her work at NBC News.