Jane Pauley Biography

Margaret Jane Pauley is an American television host and author, active in news reporting since 1972. She is currently working as an anchor at CBS Sunday Morning. Pauley joined CBS Sunday Morning in 2014 as a contributor and substitute anchor.

Jane Pauley’s Age and Birthday

Pauley is 72 years old as of 2023. She was born on 31 October 1950 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Pauley celebrates her birthday on 31 October every year.

Jane Pauley Height and Weight

Jane stands at a height of 5 feet and 4 inches tall. She has a weight of 57 kilograms. Her body measurement is 33-24-35 inches.

Jane Pauley Family, Parents, and Siblings

Margaret was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. She is a fifth-generation Hoosier and the second child of Richard Grandison Pauley and Mary E. Pauley. Her father was a traveling salesman, and her mother was a homemaker. Pauley grew up idolizing her older sister, Ann, who has been her closest confidante since childhood.

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Jane Pauley Husband

Pauley got married to Garry Trudeau on 14 June 1980. Garry is a cartoonist and the creator of the comic strip ‘Doonesbury’. The couple has two sons, Ross and Thomas, and a daughter, Rachel. They also have two grandchildren.

Jane Pauley Education

Jane at Warren Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. After graduating from high school in 1968, Pauley attended Indiana University, majoring in political science. While there she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma where she sang with the sorority jug band, the Kappa Pickers. She graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a Bachelor in Political Science in 1972.

Jane Pauley Career

Pauley began her broadcasting career at WISH-TV in Indianapolis before moving to Chicago where she became the first woman to anchor an evening newscast in what was then the second-largest television market in the nation. Within a year, however, Pauley’s career would skyrocket as she was selected to replace Barbara Walters on NBC’s Today show with Tom Brokaw, first as a correspondent but soon as co-host.

She remained on Today for more than 13 years, traveling the world to interview newsmakers and reporting from numerous iconic locations including the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, a special Today show audience with Pope Jon-Paul II, and the Great Wall of China. From 1980 to 1982, she also anchored the Sunday edition of the NBC Nightly News, bringing her into even more living rooms across America.

Pauley returned to television in 2004 with The Jane Pauley Show, a daytime talk shows that only lasted one season. Then 54 years old, she began to fear her television career was over—but soon began to develop a new, original project that she describes as “the first thing I ever really invented.” This new endeavor focused on reinventing your life after age 50 and ran as a series on the Today show for four years. It also led to Pauley’s second New York Times bestseller, Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life. She joined CBS Sunday Morning in 2014 as a correspondent and occasional guest host. In September 2016, she was selected to replace Charles Osgood as the program’s permanent host, making Pauley the only female anchor of a Sunday morning news program.

Jane has received nearly every journalism award available including the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, the Edward R. Murrow Award, and the Gracie Allen Award. She has also been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and has received numerous honorary degrees.

Jane Pauley Net worth and Salary

Pauley has an estimated net worth of $40 million. Additionally, she is ranked as one of the highest-paid newscasters on Television. However, her salary has not been made public yet. We will update the information as soon as it is available.

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