Jane Pauley made a name for herself in TV news when she was only 24 years old, in 1974. She was working for a TV station in Indianapolis at the time when she was asked to try out for the NBC station in Chicago. She was offered the job, and as the first woman to co-anchor a major evening news show in Chicago, she made history. Pauley was chosen to replace Barbara Walters on the “Today” show not even 10 months later. IMDb says that she was a co-host of “Today” from 1976 to 1989.
When it comes to her private life, she and her husband Garry Trudeau appear to be very cheerful. They’ve been married for 42 years and are now grandparents. Find out every detail of their journey together by reading on.
Garry Trudeau: Meet Jane Pauley’s husband
Garry Trudeau is a cartoonist who won the Pulitzer Prize. He was born on July 21, 1948, in New York City, New York. Garretson Beekman Trudeau, who is better known by his nickname Garry Trudeau, is best known for making the comic strip Doonesbury. CBS News said that Garry Trudeau started writing his famous cartoon strip for the Yale Daily News in 1968 when he was a junior in college. The strip’s main character was named “BD.” He told NPR in January 2021 that Doonesbury used to be called Bull Tales and that it talked about social, political, and military issues. Celebrity Net Worth estimates that Garry Trudeau has a net worth of about $40 million.
How Pauley And Trudeau Met?
Pauley and Trudeau met through a mutual friend, longtime TV journalist Tom Brokaw. He was Pauley’s co-host on NBC’s Today show in the 1970s, but Brokaw was also friends with Trudeau. Brokaw introduced them soon after Trudeau won the Pulitzer Prize. Pauley told Ability Magazine that she met Trudeau when Brokaw and his wife hosted a dinner party. Pauley said that in hindsight, “It was definitely a set-up. So it worked!”
In 2018, when Pauley interviewed her husband for Sunday Morning, she said that she had never read Doonesbury before meeting Trudeau. They were married in 1980. In the CBS segment, the couple said that their honeymoon was delayed because of the comic strip. Trudeau said, “Yeah, I had strips to finish. Often, I would finish them at the airport. It was always working on the edges of family life.” He also joked, “You know, we won’t know how bad my sneaking off to work was until our kids go to therapy and it all comes out.”
Jane Pauley And Garry Trudeau Have Three Kids
They have three kids: Rickie and Ross, who are twins, and Thomas, who is the youngest. After being married for three years, the woman from Indianapolis had twins, Richard Ross Trudeau, and Rachel Trudeau. They were born on December 30, 1983. Later in 1986, she had her third child, Thomas Moore Trudeau, while she was working on the NBC talk show Today. She took three months off work to care for her baby and then went back to work after that time.
Ross Trudeau, her oldest son, is in a long-term relationship with Jessie Bullock. Ross is the director of digital media at Fishtank Learning, and Jessie is his partner. Likewise, her daughter Rachel exchanged wedding vows with Robert Gary Steinsdoerfer in November 2014. She and her husband have a son and a daughter. She works at Liberty Mutual Insurance as an attorney.
Pauley also has two grandchildren of her own. Her youngest son has two sons. In June 2014, her youngest son married Juliana Margaret Thorsten. Pauley loves being married to Garry Trudeau at the age of 70 and having a net worth of about $40 million, along with her grown children and cute grandchildren.