Jane Pauley

News anchor, News correspondent
A poised anchor with a polished, yet warm, delivery, Jane Pauley was a mere 25 years old when she was chosen to replace Barbara Walters as the female host on NBC's "Today" and she has since gone on to become a primetime ... Read more »
Born: 10/30/1950 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Filmography

Actor (45)

Generation Boom 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Dateline NBC 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jane Pauley: Out of the Blue 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jane Pauley Show 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Princess Diana: The Secret Tapes 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Years of Hope and Humor 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Michael Jackson Unmasked 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

TV's Most Memorable Weddings 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC Nightly News, Weekend Edition 1968 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Fall in Love With a Stranger 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great American History Quiz 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Tom Brokaw Reports: The Greatest Generation 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Frasier 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sex, Teens and Public Schools 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Real Life With Jane Pauley 1990 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Today at 40 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

1990: Living on the Edge 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Fifteen Years of MacNeil/Lehrer 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Real Life With Jane Pauley (09/04/90) 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The "L.A. Law" 100th Episode Special 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Changes: Conversations With Jane Pauley 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief IV 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Real Life With Jane Pauley (07/17/90) 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Real Life With Jane Pauley (07/24/90) 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Real Life With Jane Pauley (08/07/90) 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Real Life With Jane Pauley (08/21/90) 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Eighties 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Today 1975 - 1990 (Tv Show)

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1988 Summer Olympic Games 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Presidential Inauguration 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Some Babies Die 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Today at 35 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Today at Night, Volume II 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Divorce Is Changing America 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Alpha House (Tv Show)

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Resolved (TV Show)

Actor

Time and Again (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A poised anchor with a polished, yet warm, delivery, Jane Pauley was a mere 25 years old when she was chosen to replace Barbara Walters as the female host on NBC's "Today" and she has since gone on to become a primetime news anchor as well as a respected telejournalist. Some might say it did not start out that way. With only a few years of local news reporting and anchoring under her belt (she was Chicago's first female anchor) when she joined "Today", critics lambasted Pauley for not being an astute interviewer--as Walters certainly was--and sneered that she had a "corn-bred" style, rather than being substantive. For much of the 1970s, that was the way Pauley was perceived. Then, in 1980, she added reporting on the "NBC Nightly News" to her duties and, for two years, Pauley rolled up her sleeves with other news gatherers. By the time she finished doing double duty, she had matured professionally. Besides covering the royal wedding of Prince Charles and Diana and the funeral of Grace of Monaco, Pauley had begun anchoring and reporting the network's occasional, yet prestigious, primetime documentaries, "NBC White Paper", including "Women, Work, and Babies: Can America Cope?" (1985) and "Divorce is Changing America" (1986). She was also part of the NBC team at political conventions and interviewed world leaders when "Today" went overseas. Pauley anchored the network's 1988 Olympics coverage.

Relationships

Mary Pauley

Mother
died in August 1997 at age 82

Ann Pauley

Sister
born c. 1948

Garry Trudeau

Husband
married 1980 born c. 1948 created the comic strip "Doonesbury" c. 1970

Rachel Trudeau

Daughter
born c. 1983, twin

Ross Trudeau

Son
born c. 1983, twin

Thomas Trudeau

Son
born c. 1986

Garry Trudeau Writer

Wife

EDUCATION

Indiana University

Bloomington , Indiana 1972

Milestones

2003

Resigned from NBC's "Dateline" after she anchored for 13 years.

1998

Signed five-year contract with NBC for a reported $5.5 million annually

1996

Hosted "Time and Again" on MSNBC

1992

Named as a co-anchor of "Dateline NBC"

1988

Anchored NBC's Summer Olympics coverage

1972

Reporter, WISH-TV, Indianapolis

Hosted, "Real Life With Jane Pauley"

Co-anchor, WMAQ-TV, Chicago

Reporter, "NBC Nightly News"

Served as co-host on NBC's "Today"

Bonus Trivia

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Received an honorary degree from Indiana University in 1996

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"I've gained a reservoir of experience, and I'm proud of my credibility." --Jane Pauley in PEOPLE, October 27, 1986

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"Jane Pauley displays a more empathetic style, laced with self-depricating wit." --James Kelley in TIME, June 24, 1985

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