Jane Pauley Biography

Jane Pauley is known as an American television anchor and journalist. She was born as Margaret Jane Pauley on October 31, 1950. Since 1975, she has been involved in news reporting. During 1970’s and 1980’s, she was known as one of the best morning television personalities.

Jane competed in debate and public speaking tournaments through the Indiana High School Forensic Association enrolling at Warren Central High School in Indianapolis where she got graduated in 1968.

She also earned a scholarship to Indiana University and there, she got involved in the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Pauley is one of the broadcasting’s most respected journalist. For more than 30 years, she has been a familiar face on morning, daytime and prime time television. From 1972 until 1975, she worked as a reporter for an Indianapolis television station at WISH and at WMAQ in Chicago from 1975 to 1976.

After that, from 1976 till 1989, she served as a co-host of TODAY. She also anchored Dateline NBC for more than a decade and began a successful NBC weekly magazine series. Pauley co-hosted the 42nd Primetime Emmy Awards in 1990 with co-hosts Candice Bergen and Jay Leno. After broadcasting for 27 years, Pauley announced that she was leaving NBC in June 2003 and she again started as a host in 2004 of her own daytime program “The Jane Pauley Show”.

She authored a book about her personal struggles with bipolar disorder, Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue in 2004. She spoke publicly about her experience with bipolar disorder at the institute’s opening ceremony in 2005 and in 2009, she also appeared in a video about the research mission of the institute. On May 2008, she led a half-hour discussion on PBS’ Depression: Out of the Shadows. She also took participations in the Smart Talk Lecture Series and also campaigned publicly for President Obama in her home state of Indiana.

Pauley lent her name to the Jane Pauley Community Health Center in September 2009. It was the center serving the local community, which includes students and their families, regardless of insurance or income with an emphasis on integrating medical, dental and behaviorial health. In the same year, Pauley joined the Board of Directors of The Mind Trust. It is an Indianapolis-based non-profit organization that supports education innovation and reform. Pauley is also an AARP’s Ambassador of “Your Life Calling”.

Talking about her personal life, 63 years old Pauley is married to Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau. The couple have three children. Till now, Pauley is as level-headed as she ever was. She has the ability of talking about the things which she knows nothing about and she sounds like she actually is well informed. In any cases, if she feels uncomfortable then she doesn’t show it to others by her appearance or by behavior.

Funny, forthright and Fresh faced Pauley grew up, got married, had kids and has also faced many challenges in her life. But after all this, she has managed not to let all that success and attention go to her head. Pauley is the one among many who knows how to write a successful Chapter Two to the story of her life. She is the recipient of numerous Emmy and other awards.

She has also got the prestigious Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism along with the Gracie Allen Award from the Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television. She also serves for the Children’s Health Fund in New York City on the board of directors and chairs the Advisory Council.