Jane Pauley Bio, Career, Education, Age, Height, Net Worth and Salary

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Who is Jane Pauley?

Jane Pauley is an American author, television host, and also broadcast journalist, she was active in news reporting since 1972.

Jane’s career

Jane Pauley(Margaret) is a co-hosted the Today show since 1976 to 29 December 1989; she started first with Tom Brokaw since 1976 to 1981 December, and then with Bryant Gumbel from 4th January 1982. From 1980 to 1982 Pauley also anchored the Sunday edition of NBC Nightly News and thereafter she was substituted for the weekend editions. She followed the footstep of the first female co-anchor of the show, Barbara Walter, Pauley became a sign of professional women, and more specifically a female journalist.

In 1983, Pauley became a role model to working mother after giving birth to twins following a very public pregnancy. Linda Ellerbee her colleague wrote in Pauley’s autobiography, that “Pauley is what I want to be when I grew up.” On 27 September 1989 the Detroit Free Press wrote that Jane Pauley (Margaret) in some ways represents to be the best of women in television, of which she never took it too seriously, that she knew the difference between television and real life, and that of her family counted more than her ratings.

At the year of 1989 brought big changes to Today when Deborah Norville the news reader was given a larger role in the two hour broadcast. Contemplation in the media suggested that NBC executives were easing Jane Pauley out to progress the younger NBC newscaster. As Tom Shale of The Washington Post wrote at the time, watching Ms. Jane Pauley, Ms. Norville, and co-anchor Bryant Gumbel on the set together as he say “is like looking at a broken marriage with the home-desecrater right there on the assumption.”

Pauley, who had been speculation a remodeling, hoping to expend more time with her three children, asked to resolve her contract, but NBC declined. In 1989 October, after elongate negotiations, Pauley broadcast that, after 13 years, she would leave the Today show in December, but would shortly begin working on other projects at NBC. Public opinion amid the impression that Pauley was being cast aside for a younger woman was rapid and successive. As The New York Times broadcasted on 26 February 1990,at a period of three weeks since 26 January, the Today show lost 10 percent of its audience. Since Jane Pauley leave in the Today show as a co-host and Deborah Norville took over, the show it fallen from its leadership position in the contest among the three network morning shows to a distant second place, almost a full rating point behind ABC’s Good Morning American.

On 23 July, 1990 New York Magazine article permitted “Back From the Brink, Jane Pauley Has Become America’s favored Newswoman” broadcasted that from February 1989 to February 1990, Today experienced a ranking slump of 22% and the cost to the network and its conspire was measured by one insider at close to $10 million for the year.


After that Pauley declare she was leaving Today, she received more than 4000 letters of endorsement, including one from Michael Kinsley, and then of The New Republic, which anointed her “leading lady of my generation. The first Baby Boomer they tried to put out to pasture and decline.”

Pauley’s image was trends on the cover of many different magazines those months, including the 1989 December cover of Life magazine with the title “Our Loss, Her Dream: How Jane Pauley got what she wanted – time for her kids, prime time and for herself”, New York Magazine designate her “The Loved One” on its July 23, 1990 cover.

Pauley returned to the air on 13 March 1990 NBC in a best time in a special appropriately headline “Changes: Conversations with Jane Pauley.” As she said in the course of the introduction, “Change is not always an choice. Change is not always the honorable option. But change is almost always the most marvelous.” According to The Washington Post, on 15th March 1990, the one-hour announced won its 10 p.m. time-slot Tuesday with a 13.3 national Nielsen rating and a 24%  audience share.

In 1990, Jane Pauley co-hosted the 42nd Primetime Emmy Award, beside Candice Bergen and Jay Leno and start to serve as a substitute anchor for NBC Nightly News.

The  achievement of Changes inaugurate five one-hour specials the summer of 1990 know as “Real Life with Jane Pauley”. They were also ratings hits, and in January 1991 NBC inaugurate the half hour series Real Life with Jane Pauley on Sunday nights. The show was abort after one season in October 1991.

Jane Pauley’s family

Jane Pauley’s  Parents and Sibling

She is  a daughter to Richard Pauley, a salesman who was working at the Wilson Milk Company, and her mother Mary Pauley, a homemaker and part-time musician, who played the organ at church service every week. Pauley has one older sister who goes by the name Ann and she consider her as closest companion.

Jane Pauley’s Marriage

On June 14, 1980 Jane got married to cartoonist Garry Trudeau, creator Doonesbury. They are both have three children and  two grand children.

Jane Pauley’s Education

She attended the Warren Central High School in1968 and later moved to Indiana University Bloomington.

Jane Pauley’s Age

Pauley was born on 31st, October 1950(70 years) in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.

Jane Pauley’s Height

Pauley stand at 1.62m tall.

Jane Pauley’s Net Worth 

Her Worth  from previous stint at NBC plus her earning from CBS they adds up to a net worth of $40 million. Her salary is estimated to be $1.2 million.

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