Jane Pauley

Born Oct 31, 1950

Margaret Jane Pauley is an American television journalist, and has been involved in news reporting since 1975. She is most known for her 13-year tenure on NBC's Today program and later 12 years of Dateline NBC, and has acknowledged publicly her struggle with mental health and bipolar disorder.… Read More

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1950 Birth Born on October 31, 1950.


1968 17 Years Old Pauley competed in debate and public speaking tournaments through the Indiana High School Forensic Association while enrolled at Warren Central High School in Indianapolis. Pauley graduated from Warren Central High School in 1968. … Read More


1972 21 Years Old After college, she worked from 1972 to 1975 at WISH in Indianapolis and from 1975 to 1976 at WMAQ in Chicago. … Read More
1976 25 Years Old From 1976 to 1989 Pauley was the co-host, with Tom Brokaw and later Bryant Gumbel, of NBC's The Today Show. … Read More


1983 32 Years Old Pauley is married to Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau, and they have three children: twins Ross and Rachel, born in 1983, and Thomas, born in 1986.
1989 38 Years Old In 1989, following months of conjecture about Pauley's publicly reported dislike of the grueling morning assignment and ambition to work in prime-time television, she announced her resignation from Today. … Read More


1992 41 Years Old From 1992 to 2003, Pauley co-hosted NBC's Dateline NBC.
1993 42 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 9, 1993, at the end of a regularly scheduled edition of Dateline, Pauley, along with co-host Stone Phillips, delivered a public apology to General Motors on behalf of NBC.


2004 53 Years Old In 2004, she returned to television as host of The Jane Pauley Show, a syndicated daytime talk show lasted for one season. … Read More
2005 54 Years Old Pauley is also affiliated with the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, where she serves on the institute’s leadership board. She spoke publicly about her experience with bipolar disorder at the institute’s opening ceremony in 2005, and she also appears in a 2009 video about the research mission of the institute. … Read More
2006 55 Years Old In October 2006, Pauley and her lawyers filed a lawsuit against The New York Times for allegedly duping her into lending her name and likeness to an advertising supplement popular with drug companies. … Read More
2008 57 Years Old She led a half-hour discussion on PBS' Depression: Out of the Shadows, which aired in May 2008. … Read More
2009 58 Years Old 1 More Event
In September 2009, Pauley lent her name to the Jane Pauley Community Health Center, a facility in collaboration between the Community Health Network and the Metropolitan School District of Warren Township, Indiana. … Read More
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