Jane Pauley Net Worth

Jane Pauley Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Jane Pauley net worth is
$40 Million

Jane Pauley Wiki Biography

Margaret Jane Pauley, born on 31 October 1950, is an American journalist and author who became known for appearing in shows like “The Today Show” and “Dateline”, during a career which began in the early 1970s.

So how much is Pauley’s net worth? As of late 2016, bases on authoritative sources, it is reported to be $40 million, acquired from her years as a television journalist appearing in a number of shows and the sales of her books.

Jane Pauley Net Worth $40 million

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Pauley is the daughter of Richard Pauley, a travelling salesman who worked for the Wilson Milk Company, and Mary Pauley, a housewife. Pauley spent her younger years attending Warren Central High School, in which she actively participated in speech and debating competitions. Later on, she attended Indiana University, graduating with a degree in political science.

Right after finishing college, Pauley got a job at WISH-TV as a reporter. After three years working for the network, she decided to leave, and in 1975 she made history when she became the first woman anchor on the NBC affiliate network WMAQ-TV. Her early years in television, not only helped her career, but also her net worth.

After 10 months in WMAQ-TV, NBC tapped her to become part of “The Today Show” replacing Barbara Walters. At the young age of 25, Pauley became a favourite of the show’s followers, and it made her one of the most iconic television journalists of her generation. “The Today Show” not only catapulted her career to greater heights making her a household name, but it also tremendously increased her wealth.

In 1989, after 13 years in the show Pauley decided to leave, saying that she wanted to spend more time with her growing family. However, after being out of the limelight for one year, in 1990 Pauley came back to NBC with a new show entitled “Changes” that later on became “Real Life with Jane Pauley”. Unfortunately, the show only lasted for one season due to poor ratings.

In 1992, Pauley returned with a new show, this time a newsmagazine entitled “Dateline”. The show became a hit and a nightly addiction for many fans. With the success of her new show, Pauley decided to add one more show under her belt, entitled “Time and Again” airing on MSNBC. Her comeback to television also helped her wealth to increase.

In 2004, after the failure of another “The Jane Pauley Show”, Pauley decided to use her year to publish her first book “Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue”. The memoir showcased her life living with bipolar disorder, and became a best-seller and helped increase her net worth.

After years away from “The Today Show”, in 2009 Pauley returned to host the weekly segment “Your Life Calling”, featuring people aged 50 and up and how they are continuously reinventing their life. The segment later on became her inspiration for her second book “Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life”, which also became a best-seller, and added to her net worth.

Today, Pauley is still active as a television journalist, currently hosting the show “CBS Sunday”.
In terms of her personal life, Pauley has been married to Garry Trudeau, the creator of “Doonesbury” since 1980. Together they have three children.

Full NameJane Pauley
Net Worth$40 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 31, 1950
Place Of BirthIndianapolis, Indiana, United States
Height1.62 m
ProfessionTV Journalist, Talk show host, Newscaster
EducationWarren Central High School, Indiana University Bloomington
SpouseGarry Trudeau
ChildrenRachel Trudeau, Ross Trudeau, Thomas Trudeau
ParentsRichard Pauley, Mary Pauley
SiblingsAnn Pauley
AwardsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Morning Program, Glamour Woman of the Year Award, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Best Report in a News Magazine
TV ShowsCBS News Sunday Morning, Today, Dateline NBC, NBC Nightly News, The Jane Pauley Show, Real Life with Jane Pauley
1Our midlives are lasting longer. What does midlife mean now? It used to be the long glide into retirement, which many of us still look forward to. Unlike previous generations who retired 'from' something, my generation hopes to retire 'to' something. Retirement is a word with new meanings - no longer a door marked EXIT.
2I'm intrigued by change. The most notable moments in my career have been times of transition, and when I saw an off-ramp, I was inclined to take it whether I knew where I was headed or not.
3I am bipolar. It was triggered by medications for the treatment of hives. Part of my advocacy is not talking about the stigma. It's real, but it doesn't help move us forward. I take my meds every day. No holidays.
1Is hosting The Jane Pauley Show (2004). [September 2004]
2Had many cats as pets when she was little.
4Has been prescribed lithium to treat her bipolar illness.
5Graduated from the same high school as former NFL Quarterback Jeff George.
6Graduated from Warren Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana.
7Is a sister of Kappa Kappa Gamma
9She and her sister, Ann Pauley, are best friends. Anne, like Jane, also graduated from Indiana University. Anne will be a major contributor to Jane's new show, The Jane Pauley Show (2004) coming in the fall of 2004.
10Received honorary doctorate from Trinity College in 1998.
11Attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana
12Jane's father, Richard, was a milk salesman in Bloomington. Her mother, Mary, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when Jane was only 13. After that, her mother had a series of heart attacks and strokes before her death.
13Jane has suffered severe allergic reactions resulting in hives that hospitalized her. She had them at age 7, 14, and 21 and has had to use prednisone to control the severe bouts.
14Children with husband Garry Trudeau: Twins Ross and Rachel (born in 1983), and Thomas (born in 1986)
15Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world (1990)


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CBS News Sunday Morning2014-2017TV Series documentaryHerself - Hostess / Herself - Guest Hostess / Herself / ...
CBS This Morning2014-2016TV SeriesHerself - Substitute Co-Anchor / Herself - Guest Co-Hostess / Herself / ...
American Graduate Day 20152015TV MovieHost
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
Alpha House2014TV SeriesHerself
The View2014TV SeriesHerself
Good Day L.A.2014TV SeriesHerself
Katie2014TV SeriesHerself
Piers Morgan Tonight2014TV SeriesHerself
Today1980-2013TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Contributor
Rethink 50+ Town Hall2013TV MovieHerself - Host
Boomers 2.0: A Generation Re-imagined2013TV MovieHerself - Host
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel2011DocumentaryHerself
Take One Step: Caring for Depression2008TV MovieHerself
Joe Louis: America's Hero... Betrayed2008TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The States2007TV Series documentaryHerself (Indiana)
Air Emergency2006TV Series documentaryHerself - Co Host
Larry King Live2005TV SeriesHerself
The Jane Pauley Show2004-2005TV SeriesHerself - Host
JFK: Breaking the News2004TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2004TV SeriesHerself
Dateline NBC1992-2004TV Series documentaryHerself - Host / Herself - Co-Anchor / Herself - Anchor / ...
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-2004TV SeriesHerself
The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2004TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Museum of Television & Radio Annual Honors a Salute to Tom Brokaw2004TV MovieHerself
Charlie Rose2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
100 Years of Hope and Humor2003TV SpecialHost
TV's Most Memorable Weddings2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Living Dangerously2003TV Series documentaryHerself - Correspondent
NBC 75th Anniversary Special2002TV SpecialHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-2002TV SeriesHerself
Time & Again1996-2000TV Series documentaryHerself - Host
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Christmas in Rockefeller Center1998TV SpecialHerself - Host
50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary1997TV Movie documentaryHerself
MSNBC Live1996TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1993-1996TV SeriesHerself
Sex, Teens and Public Schools1995TV Movie documentaryHost
Howard Stern1995TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1982-1992TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
L.A. Law 100th Episode Celebration1991TV MovieHerself - Hostess
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1982-1990TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1990TV SpecialHerself - Host
Real Life with Jane Pauley1990TV SeriesHerself - Host
Comic Relief IV1990TV Special documentaryHerself
Donahue1985-1989TV SeriesHerself
The Jim Henson Hour1989TV SeriesHerself
Reading Rainbow1989TV SeriesHerself
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration1986TV Special documentaryHerself
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1983TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Creative Arts Awards
Early Today1982TV SeriesHerself - Co-Anchor
The David Letterman Show1980TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1976-1977TV SeriesHerself - NBC Anchor / Herself - Newscaster / Herself - TV Reporter
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt1970TV SeriesHerself - Substitute Anchor (1990-1994)

Archive Footage

The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself - The Today Show / Herself - NBC News
Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall2016DocumentaryHerself
The Making of Trump2015TV Movie documentaryHerself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2014-2015TV Series documentaryHerself
30 for 302010-2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic2013DocumentaryHerself
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Love, Marilyn2012DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Brando2007TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops2004TV Special documentaryHerself - #92: Jane Pauley v. Deborah Norville
American Masters2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt1989DocumentaryHerself - News Reporter
Off Your Duff1989TV Movie documentaryHerself

Won Awards

2015Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Morning ProgramCBS News Sunday Morning (1979)
1994Muse AwardNew York Women in Film & Television

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