Who is Jane Pauley?
Jane Pauley is an American veteran news anchor and television host at CBS. She was featured as a guest interviewee on CBS Sunday Morning in 2014. Later on, the episode received favorable viewer feedback, and Pauley eventually got hired as a contributor to the program.
She was promoted to host the program in 2016, taking Charles Osgood’s place. Jane continues in this position through 2023, making her the anchor of a regular morning news program for the first time in more than 25 years and her first job as the host of any television program since 2005.
Pauley rose to prominence as Barbara Walters’ replacement on the NBC morning show Today. She and Gumbel teamed up with Deborah Norville for only a few months in the late 1980s.
She wanted to be dismissed from her contract in 1989 when her role appeared to be compromised by Norville’s inclusion in the program, but her request was turned down.
Jane Pauley is a Native of Indiana
Pauley is currently 72 years old. She was born on October 31, 1950, in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Jane Pauley’s Salary and Net Worth
Pauley earns more than $10 million every year and she has so far amassed a net worth of $40 million. She got her first job at the age of 25, and her salary has progressively risen up over the years that she has held major roles in mainstream media.
Jane Pauley’s Husband is a Cartoonist
Pauley married her husband, Garry Trudeau, an American cartoonist, on June 14, 1980. They have three children together namely; Rachel Trudeau, Thomas Trudeau, and Ross Trudeau. Garry leads a very private life.
In 1990, he appeared on the cover of Newsweek for Inside Doonesbury’s Brain. Garry had not participated in any interviews in 17 years prior to this one. He was featured on December 2, 2018, on CBS News Sunday Morning, an interview that was conducted by his wife.
Why Was Jane Pauley’s Show Cancelled?
Pauley launched her own daytime talk show titled; The Jane Pauley Show in 2004 which was distributed by NBC Universal. Before the first episode, neither she nor the other show contributors knew how she would cope with changes in the format.
Pauley demonstrated her ability to deal with serious interviews (based on her appearances on Today and Dateline NBC), but it was not clear immediately whether she could compete in a setting where impersonality is highly valued.
The final episode of the show, which aired in May 2005, was the last one to air because the viewership numbers were not good. Pauley referred to it as the most difficult and proudest year of her professional career. She said; “In my experience, trying something you’ve failed at shows that you had the guts to try.”
Pauley appeared on television after her self-titled show was canceled, setting up a 30-minute conversation on PBS’s Depression: Out of the Shadows, which aired in May 2008.
In 2008, the year in which she had no affiliation with any sort of news outlet, she also ran a public campaign for President Obama in her native Indiana.
Does Jane Pauley Have Bipolar Disorder?
After launching her talk show, Jane wrote her best-selling memoir, Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue, in 2004, in which she revealed her bipolar disorder diagnosis. The decision to discuss the condition openly was evident in her words, “the easiest decision I’ve ever made.”
What Does Jane Study in College?
Jane graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a B.A. in Political Science in 1972.