Jane Pauley Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, CBS News, Net Worth, and Salary

Jane Pauley is an American Emmy award-winning anchor, host, author, and contributor working for CBS News. She joined the network in 2014

Jane Pauley Biography

Jane Pauley is an American Emmy award-winning anchor, host, author, and contributor working for CBS News. She joined the network in 2014 as a contributor and substitute anchor

Jane Pauley Education

Pauley attended Warren Central High School in Indianapolis where she earned her Diploma in General education. While there, she became a speech and debate champion and placed first in the Girls’ Extemporaneous Speaking division of the National Forensic League in Indiana. From there, she had to further her education. She joined Indiana University, majoring in political science. During her time there, she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma where she sang with the sorority jug band, the Kappa Pickers. In 1972, Pauley graduated with a B.A. in Political Science.

Jane Pauley Career

Pauley is an anchor, host, author, and contributor at CBS News. She anchors “CBS Sunday Morning.” During her tenure at CBS News, she conducted an interview with the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, a fast motorcycle ride with rock star John Mellencamp, the only TV interview with David Letterman about his retirement from late-night television, a joint interview with then vice president-elect Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff, as well as the first television interview with Hillary Rodham Clinton following her loss in the 2016 election.

Prior to joining the CBS News team, she was a familiar face on morning, daytime, and primetime television. Her network television career started as a co-host of NBC’s “Today” show in 1976. While there, she spent a decade as the anchor of “Dateline NBC,” and 13 years on the morning broadcast starting in 1992. In  2004, she was the host of the syndicated daytime series, “The Jane Pauley Show.” A longtime advocate for children’s health and education, Pauley is also a highly-regarded spokesperson for mental health.

Jane Pauley Age

Pauley is 72 years old as of 2022. She was born (Margaret Jane Pauley) on October 31, 1950, in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. Pauley celebrates her birthday on the 31st of October every year.

Jane Pauley Height

Pauley stands at n approximate height of 5 feet 5 inches.

Jane Pauley
Jane Pauley

Jane Pauley Family

Pauley was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to her father Richard Pauley, and mother Mary Pauley. She is a fifth-generation Hoosier and the second child of her parents. Her father was a traveling salesman, and her mother was a homemaker. Pauley grew up idolizing her older sister, Ann, who has been her closest confidante since childhood. According to her memoir, Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue, she described herself as such a shy little kid she allowed her second-grade teacher to call her Margaret Pauley all year rather than tell her she preferred her middle name, Jane..

Jane Pauley Husband

Pauley is married to her better half Garry Trudeau, who is a cartoonist and a creator of Doonesbury. They tied the knot on June 14, 1980. The two are proud parents of three grown children, Ross Trudeau
Rachel Trudeau, Thomas Trudeau, and two grandchildren.

Jane Pauley Net Worth

Pauley has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned from her successful career as a anchor, host, author, and contributor.

Jane Pauley Salary

Pauley earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.


Apart from her journalism career, she is also an actress. In 2016, she appeared on Zoolander 2, 2014 on Madam Secretary, and in 1979 on CBS News Sunday Morning.


Pauley is also an author, she has written two New York Times bestsellers. The book includes “Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life” (Simon & Schuster 2014). It is based on her award-winning series on “Today” about people age 50+ starting different careers, making a difference, pursuing their dreams, or learning new skills.  She also authored a memoir, “Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue” (Ballantine Books 2004).


Throughout her career, she has received multiple awards and honors. These include the Edward R. Murrow Award for outstanding achievement, the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, the Gracie Allen Award from the Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television, and multiple Emmy awards.


She serves on the board of directors for the Children’s Health Fund in New York City. Pauley is also a member of the Board of Directors of The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based non-profit organization that supports education innovation and reform. In addition to that, she lent her name to a facility in collaboration between the Community Health Network and the Metropolitan School District of Warren Township, Indiana, the Jane Pauley Community Health Center in 2009. The center serves local communities, including students and their families, regardless of insurance or income, with an emphasis on integrating medical, dental, and behavioral health. There are 15 centers, most on the east side of Indianapolis where she grew up.

Jane Pauley CBS News

Pauley works at CBS News where he works alongside other famous CBS News anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. John Dickerson
  2. Seth Doane
  3. Tony Dokoupil
  4. Jericka Duncan
  5. Vladimir Duthiers
  6. Carter Evans
  7. Pamela Falk
  8. Major Garrett
  9. Jeff Glor
  10. Catherine Herridge
  11. Caitlin Huey-Burns
  12. Ramy Inocencio
  13. Dana Jacobson
  14. Gayle King
  15. Ian Lee
  16. Lilia Luciano
  17. Michelle Miller
  18. Erin Moriarty
  19. Ed O’Keefe
  20. Meg Oliver
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