Jane Pauley Biography

Updated On May 27, 2019 Published On Aug 18, 2015
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Date of Birth: 1950 , October-31
Birth Nation: United States
Name Jane Pauley
Birth Name Margaret Jane Pauley
Father Richard Pauley
Mother Mary Pauley
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Ethnicity White
Profession Anchor and Journalist
Working For CBS
Net Worth $40 million
Married Yes
Married to Garry Trudeau
Children Ross Trudeau, Rachel Trudeau, Thomas Trudeau
Education Warren Central High School, Indiana University
Awards Emmy Awards, Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism
Online Presence Twitter
Sisters Ann Pauley
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Jane Pauley is an American television anchor and journalist. 67-year-old Pauley active in journalism career since 1972, is currently is the anchor of CBS Sunday Morning, and the former face of NBC's Today program for 13 years.

Jane Pauley's early life and education

Jane Pauley was born as Margaret Jane Pauley in Indianapolis, Indiana, the United States of America to Richard Pauley and Mary Pauley. She has a sister named Ann Pauley.


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Jane Pauley is of American nationality and her ethnicity is white. She was enrolled at Warren Central High School in Indianapolis and she graduated from there in 1968. Later, she attended Indiana University in Bloomington. Since her childhood days, she used to compete in debate and public speaking tournaments.

Jane Pauley's journalism career

After completing her college education, she then began working for then-CBS affiliate WISH-TV in Indianapolis. In was 1975, when Pauley began her career with NBC, by joining WMAQ-TV in Chicago. She hosted the Today show from 1976 to December 29, 1989, first with Tom Brokaw from 1976 to December 1981 and then with Bryant Gumbel.

Alongside Candice Bergen and Jay Leno, Jane Pauley hosted the 42nd Primetime Emmy Awards in 1990 and also served as a substitute anchor for NBC Nightly News.

Then in 1992, Jane Pauley co-anchored NBC's Dateline which was launched on March 31, 1992. After working in the show till 2003 with Stone Phillips, she began working as a host of The Jane Pauley Show, a syndicated daytime talk show distributed by NBC Universal.

Following the show's cancellation in 2008, she remained free from affiliation with any organization for a year and campaigned publicly for former President Obama in her home state of Indiana. Later in March 2009, Pauley returned to the Today show as a contributor host before joining CBS Sunday Morning as a guest host in 2014.

On October 9, 2016, she became the full-time employee of CBS Sunday Morning. Jane Pauley is also known for her appearance in Zoolander 2 (2016) and Madam Secretary (2014).

Jane Pauley's Awards

She has won many awards for her outstanding performance which include Emmy Awards as well as the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Jane Pauley's married life and children

Talking about her personal life, Jane Pauley is a married woman and lives happily with her husband cartoonist Garry Trudeau, author of Doonesbury. The duos got married on June 14, 1980.

They have 3 children together: twins Rachel and Ross (born in 1983), and Thomas Trudeau (born in 1986). Jane is also the grandmother of 2 grandchildren.

She is not involved in any kind of extramarital affairs and is not rumored to be having any boyfriend. They are living happily and there is not any sign of divorce.

She is popular in the world for her 13-year tenure on NBC's Today program and for her public acknowledgments of her struggle with bipolar disorder. She has a height of 5ft 3 inches and is active on Twitter where she has 7K followers.

Jane Pauley's net worth

She earned a lot of money with her career, though her salary and properties details are undercover. As of 2018, it is estimated that her net worth is $40 million.

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Born inn Indianapolis, Indiana

October 31 , 1950

Jane Pauley was born in an upper middle class family to Richard Pauley and Mary Pauley. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America and she also grew up there with her parents. Since her childhood days, she actively participated in debating and public speaking tournament.

Graduated from Warren Central High School


Since her childhood days, Jane Pauley was a talented girl. She was enrolled at Warren Central High School in Indianapolis and she graduated from there in 1968. After that, she subsequently earned a scholarship to Indiana University and she also completed her education from there.

Married to Garry Trudeau


Jane Pauley is a married woman. She married author of Doonsbury, Garry Trudeau in 1980. They together have children named Rachel Trudeau, Ross Trudeau and Thomas Trudeau. They are all living happily together.

Started working with WISH-TV


 After completing her college education, Jane Pauley then started working for then CBS affiliate WISH-TV in Indianapolis. She worked there from 1972 to 1975, and then in the same year she joined WMAQ-TV in Chicago. It was the beginning of her career with NBC.

Won Paul White Award


In 1998, for her work, Jane Pauley was honored with the Paul White Award. It was awarded by the Radio television Digital News Association. She has also been nominated in various awards beside this one. In 1979, the trading card named Supersisters that featured Pauley's name and picture was produced and distributed.

Diagnosed with Bipolar disorder


Jane Pauley was diagnosed with the bipolar disorder and she announced it publicly. It was the same year; she released her autobiography, Skywriting: A life Out of the Blue. She also received a worldwide fame for her public acknowledgements of her struggle with bipolar disorder.

Fued with The New York Times


Jane Pauley along with her lawyers filed a case against The New York Times. She files this case for allegedly duping her into lending her name and likeness to an advertising supplement popular with drug companies. She claimed that she is also being interviewed by the Times. 

Began working for CBS Sunday Morning

October 9 , 2016

Active in journalism career since 1972, Jane Pauley was the guest host of the CBS Sunday Morning and later in 2016, she became the full-time host of the show. 

Net worth $40 million


With her professional career of over 38 years, Jane Pauley has earned enermous fame and monetary benefit. As of 2018, her salary and property detials is undisclosed, but she has an estimated net worth of $40 million.