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Story Of Love And Success: Renowned Journalist Jane Pauley And Her Pulitzer Prize Winner Husband Garry Trudeau Have Been Together For 39 Years

Date October 17, 2019

Unlike most women in the spotlight, American journalist Jane Pauley found her soulmate at a young age, and they have been together for 39 wonderful years.

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Who is Jane Pauley?

Jane is a renowned television journalist and reporter who has graced our screens since 1972. The Indiana-native gained prominence when she replaced Barbara Walters on the Today Show in 1976.

At the time, she was just 25 years old. Pauley first started her career at WISH-TV in 1972 before her break on television.

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After the Today Show, Pauley co-anchored NBC’s Dateline alongside Stone Philips and then went on to host her own daytime show named after her. She is currently the anchor of CBS Sunday Morning.

Despite a thriving and successful career spanning over 47 years, Pauley was able to find love in just one man, Garry Trudeau.

Story Of Love And Success: Renowned Journalist Jane Pauley And Her Pulitzer Prize Winner Husband Garry Trudeau Have Been Together For 39 YearsGetty Images / Ideal Image

Love and success

Pauley is happily married to the famous cartoonist, Garry Trudeau. Garry is best known for creating the Doonesbury comic strip.

The lovebirds met in 1975 shortly after Garry won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. They were introduced by a mutual friend and Jane’s co-host Tom Brokaw.

Story Of Love And Success: Renowned Journalist Jane Pauley And Her Pulitzer Prize Winner Husband Garry Trudeau Have Been Together For 39 YearsGetty Images / Ideal Image

Despite how famous Doonesbury was back then, Pauley admits that she didn’t know about it until after she met Garry. Five years after they met, the pit tied the knot on June 14, 1980.

They are proud parents to three kids and also have beautiful grandchildren. Pauley and Trudeau have been able to efficiently mix pleasure and work, as the journalist once interviewed her husband in 2018.

Story Of Love And Success: Renowned Journalist Jane Pauley And Her Pulitzer Prize Winner Husband Garry Trudeau Have Been Together For 39 YearsGetty Images / Ideal Image

Speaking about her incredible life, the 68-year-old news anchor said:

“I’ve been uncommonly, eerily blessed in my life.”

Despite almost reaching 70 years of age, Jane is still very active in the world of journalism. She also serves her community at any chance she gets.

In 2009, she allowed her name to be used for the Jane Pauley Community Health Center.

Story Of Love And Success: Renowned Journalist Jane Pauley And Her Pulitzer Prize Winner Husband Garry Trudeau Have Been Together For 39 YearsGetty Images / Ideal Image

More often than not, society preaches that love and success cannot co-exist. But Jane and Garry’s love story has proven otherwise. They are indeed an inspiration to us all!