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Jane Pauley, television news anchor, was born on Halloween in Bloomington, Indiana. After receiving her B.A. from Indiana University, she became a reporter for WISH-TV in Indianapolis. Two years later she became the first woman to co-anchor a weeknight news program on WMAQ-TV. At the age of 25 she landed her first network anchor job as co-anchor with Tom Brokaw on TODAY. Currently Pauley is a principal anchor on "Dateline NBC" and an anchor of MSNBC's "Time and Again." She has received numerous awards for her work as a broadcast journalist, including Emmy Awards, a Maggie Award, a Gabriel Award, a Nancy Susan Reynolds Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award and the RTNDA's Paul White Award. She was also awarded the first national Matrix Award from the Association for Women in Communications. Pauley is married to DOONESBURY cartoonist, Garry Trudeau, and they have twins, Ross and Rachel.


1950 She was born in Bloomington, Indiana. (October 31)

1972 She became a reporter for WISH-TV in Indianapolis.

1974 She became co-anchor of the evening news on WMAQ-TV.

1976 She became co-anchor of NBC's "Today."

1980 She began anchoring the Sunday-evening newscasts.

1986 She was named Broadcaster of the Year by the International Radio and Television Society.

1990 She was named Best in the Business by the Washington Journalism Review.

1991 "Real Life with Jane Pauley" premiered. (January)

1997 She received an Emmy Award for general coverage of a single breaking-news story; She received an Edward R. Murrow Award.

1998 She was honored with RTNDA's Paul White Award.