Jane Pauley
Jane Pauley
Celebrated Name: Jane Pauley
Real Name/Full Name: Jane Pauley
Gender: Female
Age: 73 years old
Birth Date: 31 October 1950
Birth Place: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.62 m
Weight: 57 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Spouse (Name): Garry Trudeau (m. 1980)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Rachel Trudeau, Ross Trudeau, Thomas Trudeau)
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Jane Pauley Lesbian? No
Profession: Journalist and author
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $50 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Jane Pauley is a well-known television journalist and author from America who is known as the anchor of the news magazine television program, CBS Sunday Morning. She has been active in news reporting since 1972. Pauley has worked for NBC’s Today program for thirteen years and has been the co-host of Dateline NBC for twelve years.

Maybe you know about Jane Pauley very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Jane Pauley’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Margaret Jane Pauley was born on October 31, 1950, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the U.S. to her parents Richard and Mary Pauley. She is a fifth-generation Hoosier, and her father worked as a salesman while her mother was a homemaker.

While growing up, she was a shy child and didn’t speak much with her classmates and teacher. Her older sister, Ann, has been her closest confidante. Pauley completed her schooling from the Warren Central High School in 1968, where she was a debate champion. Later, she went to Indiana University, where she majored in political science.

Personal Life

Pauley married Garry Trudeau in 1980, who is a cartoonist and the creator of Doonesbury. The couple has three children and two grandchildren.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 31 October 1950, Jane Pauley is 73 years old as of today’s date 23rd April 2024. Her height is 1.62 m tall, and her weight is 57 kg.


Jane Pauley started her career in 1975 when she joined WISH-TV. Along with veteran anchor Floyd Kalber, she was the first woman from Chicago to anchor a major evening newscast. Later, she joined Today show replacing Barbara Walters in 1976.

She was the co-anchor of the Today Show till 1989, first with anchor Tom Brokaw till 1981 and then with Bryant Gumbel. From 1980 to 1982, Pauley was also the anchor of the daily news television program, NBC Nightly News. After giving birth to twins, she became a role model for working mothers.

In 1989, she left the Today show after the NBC television network declined her contract. Since Pauley left her position, the ratings of the show declined significantly. She also received more than 4000 letters of support for her resignation.

In 1990, Pauley returned to the air as the host of the television show “Changes: Conversations with Jane Pauley.” In the same year, she co-hosted the 42nd Primetime Emmy Award along with actress Candice Bergen and comedian Jay Leno. She was also seen hosting the news program NBC Nightly News.

From 1992 to 2003, Pauley co-anchored the weekly news program “Dateline” along with Stone Phillips. She also anchored the television show “Time and Again,” which aired on the MSNBC network.

In 2004, Pauley hosted the syndicated talk show, The Jane Pauley Show. The show never got much appreciation, which led to its cancellation just after one season. At the same time, she published a memoir, “Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue,” in which she made public her bipolar disorder.

In 2008, Pauley appeared on the show “Depression: Out of the Shadows,” which aired on the PBS network. The following year, she returned to the Today show to contribute a weekly segment, “Your Life Calling.”

Pauley was the guest host on the television show “CBS This Morning” and “CBS Evening News.” In 2016, following the retirement of Charles Osgood, she took over as the host of “CBS Sunday Morning.”

Awards & Achievements

Jane Pauley has won several awards and accolades in her illustrious career. She is a recipient of multiple Emmy Awards as well as the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. She also received the Radio and Television News Directors Association’s Paul White Award for her Lifetime Contribution to Electronic Journalism.

Pauley has won the Edward R. Murrow Award, Gracie Allen Award for Outstanding Achievement by an Individual from American Women in Radio and Television. The Association for Women in Communications also gave her the Matrix Award. She has also won The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Rana and Ken Purdy Award.

In 1998, Pauley was inducted into the Broadcast and Cable Hall of Fame.

Net Worth & Salary of Jane Pauley in 2024

Jane Pauley Net Worth
Jane Pauley Net Worth

As of April 2024, Jane Pauley has an estimated net worth of more than $50 million. She has made this huge fortune through her successful career as a television journalist and author.

Pauley has hosted several hit television shows, including The Today Show, The Jane Pauley Show, Dateline, CBS Sunday Morning, and many more.

She has also earned a significant amount of wealth by hosting awards shows like Primetime Emmy, live concerts, and events.

Pauley also serves on the board of directors for the Children’s Health Fund in New York City and is a member of the Board of Directors of The Mind Trust.

Jane Pauley is one of the most renowned journalists in the world. She lent her name to the Jane Pauley Community Health Center, which serves the local community, including families, regardless of their income.


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