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Happy Birthday to Pound Ridge’s Jane Pauley

Jane Pauley turns 63 on Thursday.
Jane Pauley turns 63 on Thursday. Photo Credit:

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Pound Ridge’s Jane Pauley.

Pauley, a former resident of Pound Ridge, turns 63 on Thursday. The television journalist and news anchor was born Oct. 31, 1950, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Pauley has been involved in news reporting since 1975 and is best known for her 13-year tenure on NBC's Today program, followed by 12 years as co-host of Dateline NBC. She is also recognized for her public acknowledgements of her struggle with bipolar disorder.

From 1976 to 1989 Pauley was the co-host, with Tom Brokaw and later Bryant Gumbel, of NBC's The Today Show. She soon became a symbol for professional women, more specifically, female journalists.

From 1992 to 2003, Pauley co-hosted NBC's Dateline NBC. In 2004, she returned to television as host of The Jane Pauley Show, a syndicated daytime talk show lasted for one season.

Pauley is also affiliated with the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, where she serves on the institute’s leadership board. She spoke publicly about her experience with bipolar disorder at the institute’s opening ceremony in 2005, and she also appears in a 2009 video about the research mission of the institute. She also serves on the board of directors and chairs the Advisory Council for the Children's Health Fund in NYC.

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