A respected broadcast journalist for over 30 years, Jane Pauley’s career has spanned morning, primetime and daytime television making her one of the most recognizable personalities in America. Pauley’s network television career began as co-host of NBC’s Today Show, she was founding co-anchor of Dateline NBC, and host of The Jane Pauley Show. Partnering with AARP, Ms. Pauley is currently contributing to NBC’sToday Show in a series, “Your Life Calling,” which features people who have reinvented the way they work or live. She is the author of New York Times bestseller, Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue, a memoir of self-reflection and wellness in which Pauley revealed how medical treatment for hives triggered bipolar depression at the age of 50. In addition, she is a highly regarded advocate for mental health, children’s health, and education issues.
Your Life Calling
This practical, inspirational speech allows people to see themselves in a powerful new way. Having undergone her own "reinventions" in her work and life, Ms. Pauley says, "I've been thinking about this subject for 20 years." In her new Today show segment "Your Life Calling," Jane Pauley shines a spotlight on people who, both by choice and by necessity, are reinventing themselves and "trying new things"—such as starting new careers (often called "encore careers"), learning skills, changing how they live, and, after years of waiting, finally pursuing their dreams. Sharing her own journey and stories from others, Ms. Pauley will assist, inform, and inspire audiences. "The years after 50 can be a time of great productivity, meaningful work, pleasure, creativity, and innovation. It's a huge opportunity," says Ms. Pauley.
Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue
Recognized as a powerful advocate in the field of mental health, Ms. Pauley speaks candidly about being diagnosed with mental illness at the age of 50, after medical treatment for hives triggered a previously unrecognized vulnerability to bipolar depression. She also addresses her subsequent journey of self-reflection and wellness, which she chronicled in her New York Times bestselling memoir, Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue.
One of the Most Recognizable Personalities in America
A member of the Broadcast and Cable Hall of Fame, Ms. Pauley has been honored with multiple Emmys and other awards, including the prestigious Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, the Edward R Murrow Award for outstanding achievement, the Radio and Television News Directors Association’s Paul White Award for lifetime contribution to electronic journalism, the Gracie Allen Award Outstanding Achievement by American Women in Radio & Television and the first international Matrix Award from the Association for Women in Communication.