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Jane Pauley Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Margaret Jane Pauley
Place Of Birth
Indianapolis, Indiana
73 years old
Birth Date
October 31 1950

Jane Pauley Facts

Child Star?
Journalist, Talk show host, Newscaster
Education & Qualifications
Warren Central High School
Net Worth
Current Partner
Garry Trudeau
Ross Trudeau, Thomas Trudeau, Racheal Trudeau
Richard Pauley, Mary E. Pauley
Ann Pauley

About Jane Pauley 

Jane Pauley is well-liked by audiences, who regard her as honest and authentic.
Jane Pauley is the current host of the 'CBS Sunday Morning' show, and she has spoken up about her battle with bipolar disorder. Jane Pauley is a political and women's rights activist.
Since co-hosting the NBC network's 'Today' show, she has become a household figure in her home nation. Pauley began her broadcast career in Indiana, where she grew up, as an anchor for several major news networks. Pauley co-hosted the 'Today' show for 13 years. She also co-hosts the news magazine show 'Dateline' for almost 12 years. 

Jane Pauley's Net Worth, Earnings, And Spending Habits

What is Jane Pauley's net worth?

The net worth of Jane Pauley is $50 million.

How much does Jane Pauley earn per year?

Jane Pauley's current position as a news anchor at CBS News pays her approximately $1.2 million per year.

Height, Age, And Physical Attributes

How tall is Jane Pauley?

Jane Pauley is 5 ft 4 in (162.5 cm) tall.

How old is Jane Pauley?

Jane Pauley is 71 years old.

Childhood And Education

Margaret Jane Pauley was born as the daughter of Mary and Richard Pauley on October 31, 1950, in Indiana (Indianapolis). She has an elder sister, Ann, whom she adored as a child. Jane Pauley was a debate and speech winner at Warren Central High School, and she went on to study political science at Indiana University in Bloomington. Pauley graduated from IU in 1972.
Pauley, a speech and debate winner at Warren Central High School in Indianapolis, won first place in Indiana's National Forensic League's Girls' Extemporaneous Speaking division. Jane Pauley majored in political science at Indiana University after graduating in 1968. She was one of the members of Kappa Kappa Gamma and sang with the Kappa Pickers when she was at Indiana University.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Mr. Richard and Mrs. Mary Pauley are Jane's parents. Her father, Mr. Richard, was a salesperson, and her mother, Mrs. Mary Pauley, was a stay-at-home mom and musician. Pauley's older sister, Ann Pauley, has always been a role model. Jane's elder sister, Ann, has also been her best friend, confidante, and supporter. Jane Pauley is an actress who has appeared in films such as 'Zoolander 2' (2016), 'Madam Secretary' (2014), and 'CBS News Sunday Morning' (1979). Furthermore, she and her husband are settled in their Rockland County home in New York, purchased in March 2016.

Pauley married Garry Trudeau, a cartoonist of 'Doonesbury,' in 1980; they have three children, Ross Trudeau, Thomas Trudeau, and Racheal Trudeau, and four grandchildren. The twins Rachael and Ross are 36 years old, and Thomas Trudeau is 39.

Who is Jane Pauley's partner?

Since June 14, 1980, Jane Pauley has been married to Garry Trudeau, a cartoonist, and creator of Doonesbury's comic strip.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For...

Jane Pauley started her career at WISH-TV in Indianapolis, where she stayed for three years before joining WMAQ-TV. Jane Pauley made history as the first female co-anchor of an evening newscast in Chicago. Barbara Walters was replaced by Pauley on NBC's 'Today' in 1976. She co-hosted the show with Tom Brokaw for five years. Jane Pauley then began co-hosting with Bryant Gumbel in 1982. From 1980-1982, Jane Pauley hosted NBC 'Nightly News' Sunday edition.
Just like Barbara Walters, Jane Pauley became a role model for professional women in general and a female journalist in particular, and also a role model for all working mothers when she became pregnant in 1983. Jane Pauley left 'Today' in October 1989 after 13 years when Deborah Norville was hired. 'Choosing to depart was undoubtedly better than being commanded to go,' Jane Pauley told LIFE Magazine of the proximity of the transfers. Pauley's successful memoir 'Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue' was published in 2004. Her experiences with bipolar disorder were made public in the book. 'And So It Goes,' Pauley's autobiography, was also published. The Jane Pauley Show, a syndicated television show, debuted in 2004.
In 2009, Pauley returned to 'Today' as a contributor host for the weekly segment 'Your Life Calling' television show. AARP sponsored the event, which lasted until 2013. Jane Pauley was hired as a correspondent and occasional substitute host on 'CBS Sunday Morning' after appearing for an interview in 2014. On April 27, 2014, she started as a correspondent and occasional guest host on 'Where Are They Now.' Jane Pauley appeared on CBS 'This Morning' as a guest host and a stand-in on the CBS 'Evening News' for Scott Pelley. Pauley took over as host of 'CBS Sunday Morning' when Charles Osgood retired in 2016, giving her first regular morning news anchoring job in over 25 years. Jane Pauley has been the award-winning anchor of 'CBS Sunday Morning' since September 2016.

Charity Work

Pauley serves on the boards of directors of the Children's Health Fund and the Mind Trust in New York City. This organization promotes educational innovation and change. The Jane Pauley Community Health Center, a cooperation between the Community Health Network and the Metropolitan School District of Warren Township, Indiana, was named after Pauley in 2009. With an emphasis on combining medical, dental, and mental health, the clinic serves local populations, including students and their families, regardless of insurance or budget. There are 15 locations, most of which are located on Indianapolis' east side, where Pauley grew up.

What Awards has Jane Pauley won?

In 1990, Jane Pauley was named 'Glamour Woman Of The Year.' Pauley was honored by the Broadcast and Cable Hall of Fame and the first international Matrix Award from the Association for Women in Communication in 1998. For her work on 'Dateline,' she won a Primetime Emmy award in 2002 for 'Best Story in a News magazine and the Walter Cronkite Award for 'Excellence in Journalism.' Pauley's CBS News Sunday Morning show won a Daytime Emmy Award for 'Outstanding Morning Program' in 2015. She also earned the Gracie Allen Award from American Women in Radio and Television for 'Outstanding Achievement by an Individual.' Throughout her career, Pauley has received various awards. Pauley also received Daytime Emmy Awards in 2015-2019. The Paul White Award for lifetime contribution as an electronic journalist is awarded by the Radio and Television News Directors Association. For Outstanding Achievement, The Edward R. Murrow Award is given to those who have excelled in their fields. American Women in Radio and Television's Gracie Allen Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement. The National Alliance gives the Rana and Ken Purdy Award on Mental Illness (NAMI).

Jane Pauley's Hobbies And Interests

Jane Pauley is a multi-talented lady who has worked as a news presenter, writer, author, anchor, and champion for health and education. She began her broadcasting career in Indianapolis and soon rose through the ranks of the 'Today Show,' where she worked alongside Tom Brokaw and then Bryant Gumbel. Jane Pauley quit the 'Today Show' after 13 years. She launched 'Real Life With Jane Pauley,' a popular weekly series for NBC that later became 'Dateline.' She currently appears on CBS's 'Sunday Morning' as a contributor.

Other Interesting Jane Pauley Facts And Trivia 

'Skywriting: A Life Out Of The Blue,' a personal memoir about Pauley's life and career as an American journalist, is her first book.
After graduating from college, Jane Pauley joined as a reporter in 1972 for WISH-TV.
After three years at WISH-TV, Jane Pauley joined anchor Floyd Kalber at Chicago's WMAQ-TV in 1975. She was the lady who first hosted a Chicago evening newscast.
Jane Pauley took the co-anchor position for the 42nd Primetime Emmy Awards in 1990 with Jay Leno and Candice Bergen.
New York Magazine published a story headlined 'Back From The Brink,' and Jane Pauley has become everyone's favorite.
Pauley is a member of the Ambassadors Council for Freedom From Hunger, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing extreme malnutrition worldwide.
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