Known For 'Today', Jane Pauley, Enjoying Splendid Net Worth of $40 Million With Husband and Children

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Known For 'Today', Jane Pauley, Enjoying Splendid Net Worth of $40 Million With Husband and Children

Known For 'Today', Jane Pauley, Enjoying Splendid Net Worth of $40 Million With Husband and Children

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Quick Information

  • Wedding Date 1980
  • Lesbian No
  • Body Measurements 33-24-35 Inches
  • Eye Color Brown
  • Hair Color Light Brown
  • Hair Short
  • Feet (Shoe) Size 8 (US)
  • Weight 57 kg (126 lbs)
  • Height/ How Tall? 5'4" (163 cm)
  • College Indiana University, Indiana University Bloomington
  • High School Warren Central High School
  • Career 1972-present
  • Awards Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism
  • Net Worth $40 Million
  • Dating/Affair No
  • Date of Birth Oct 31, 1950
  • Age 70 Years, 5 Months
  • Divorce/Split Not Yet
  • Husband/Spouse Garry Trudeau (m. 1980)
  • Relationship Status Married
  • Daughter/s Rachel Trudeau
  • Son/s Thomas Trudeau, Ross Trudeau
  • Sister/s Ann Pauley
  • Mother Mary Pauley
  • Father Richard Pauley
  • Ethnicity/Race White
  • Zodiac Sign Scorpio
  • Birth Name Margaret Jane Pauley
  • Profession Journalist
  • Birth Place Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
  • Nationality American

With her outstanding career as a journalist, Jane has earned quite some fame and name, as well as a big bank balance. Having worked very hard to be just to her job, she has definitely enjoyed the payback with so much admiration and success in her world.

Having created an image of herself in the media for her successful media reporting, she had undergone a period of personal disturbances and struggles but has now come back better than before.

She is one living example that a woman can be good both in her professional as well as personal life and that her professional success is the reason for her personal happiness.

Career- Today, Net Worth In Millions

Having worked with NBC for the best 13 years of her life, Jane's Today program is what represents her works best. The show deals with current affairs of national and international interest and covers a wide range of news from politics, weather, sports, entertainment, and various other areas.

She joined the show in 1976 and worked for 13 years till 1989; and shared the screen with two different co-anchors during that time; Bryant Gumbel and Tom Brokaw. After she had resigned from the show, her place was taken by a  Deborah Norville and Pauley started to host her own show Real Life with Jane Pauley. 

Then in 2009, Pauley surprisingly entered the set of Today show again, to be warmly greeted by her former work staff and her co-host and this time, she was there to work on something new.

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Also, she was sponsored by AARP to host weekly segments of Your Life Calling. So, she reunited with her colleague Bryant Gumbel in 2013 to create a special reunion edition of Today.

Previously, she used to work as a host for NBC's Today show, followed by her work in Dateline NBC as well as in CBS Sunday Morning and CBS Evening News, where she is still working.

Because of her long and popular career as a journalist, Jane has worked with many popular channels including NBC and currently CBS. That has contributed hugely to her yearly salary as her net worth value is probably higher than many female journalists; $ 40 million!

Sexual Harassment At NBC

Since she has become the role model for many young generations, she has achieved more fame and success in the journalism which many are not blessed with.

But her charming success did not come with ease. She was just aged 25 when she began co-hosting NBC's Today program as a replacement of legendary journalist, Barbara Walters alongside with co-host Tom Brokaw.

While gaining her place in the man-dominated professional that time, she confessed in 2016 that she was sexually harassed during her time in NBC. While her former co-host Tom Brokaw was also confronted by another journalist for sexually harassing, she revealed it was not the culture of the channel.

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During her stay in NBC, then middish-level executive asked her for the lunch and she accepted his invitation and went to the lunch. But an unexpected event happened when her then-co worker asked her to have an extra-marital affair as he was already a married man.

But Jane directly confessed about her relationship with the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, Garry Trudeau and rejected his proposal. She further recalled that she was so embarrassed for him.

Moreover, she stated that they worked together comfortably for more years.

Bio- Cartoonist Husband; Three Children

Not known for having a lot of boyfriends and partners, she has been married to her husband, a famous cartoonist Garry Trudeau since June 1980. Garry Trudeau, a long-time illustrator, and Cartoonist have also been earning pretty handsome amount and their house in Branford, Connecticut is proof of their lavish lifestyle.

The couple, who shares strong love and admiration with each other have often been tested at times, but their love and support for each other never failed to prove. She revealed in her bio that when she had been struggling with bipolar disorder, it was Garry who supported her to get out of it.

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Garry Trudeau and Jane Pauley in New York, 1996 (Photo:

Like any successful marriage, Jane and Garry also have a happy family with three kids: Twin children Ross and Rachel (born in 1983) and Thomas (born in 1986). Their elder daughter Rachel got married to Robert Gary Steinsdoerfer in November of 2014.

Her son Ross works as a "writer and editor" in the Match Minis company.

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Similarly, her youngest child, son Thomas Moore Trudeau tied the nuptials with his high-school sweetheart, Juliana Margaret Thorstenn at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City.

The couple first met at Brown University and introduced by mutual friends at a campus party in September 2007. Also, Juliana's parents and Thomas' parents are the family friends and are partners in a law firm, Thorstenn & Thorstenn.