JANE PAULEY Biography - People in the News and Media


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Name: Margaret Jane Pauley                                                       
Born: 31 October 1950                                                             
Margaret Jane Pauley (born October 31, 1950, in Indianapolis, Indiana) 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.                                         
Pauley competed in debate and public speaking tournaments while enrolled at       
Warren Central High School in Indianapolis. Pauley graduated from Warren Central 
High School in 1968. She subsequently earned a scholarship to Indiana University, 
where she was involved in the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. After college, she     
worked from 1972 to 1975 at WISH in Indianapolis and from 1975 to 1976 at WMAQ   
in Chicago; from there she joined network television.