Jane Skinner, an absolutely gorgeous and very intelligent woman, is a former American daily news anchor and journalist who became famous through her work as co-host of Happening Now. The popular television show is broadcast on Fox News, one of the most prestigious American pay-TV news channels. Her stunning beauty and charming personality made her popular with many viewers in the media. Prior to working for Fox News, she had worked for various media houses and won the admiration of many people with her professionalism and soothing voice.
But Jane Skinner broke the hearts of her many fans in 2010 after she revealed that she was taking a break from the Happening Now program to focus on spending time with her family. For your reading pleasure, we have dug up some facts about this charming ex-anchor.
Jane Skinner’s Bio
Jane Skinner was born on 12 February 1967. She was born in Chicago, a city in Illinois, USA. However, she grew up with her siblings in Lake Forest, another city in the state of Illinois.
Jane had a great time growing up and once talked about how much her parents cared for her and her siblings during her childhood to ensure that they grew up productive. Jane and her siblings still share a great bond today.
Details of where she had her primary education are rather vague. However, we do know that she attended Lake Forest High School and graduated in 1985. She then attended Northwestern University, a private research university in Evanston, Illinois, where she earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism.
Jane Skinner’s Family
Jane Skinner was born into an interesting family. Her father is Samuel K. Skinner, who happened to be an influential man in America He was Secretary of Transportation and also served as Chief of Staff at the White House under President George H.W. Bush. Her mother, Susan Ann Thomas, is also a very likable person who worked as a community and charity worker in Lake County, Illinois.
Jane Skinner grew up with two brothers identified as Thomas Vernon Skinner and Steven Knox Skinner. Both are doing very well right now; Thomas is the General Counsel of Louisiana State University. He is also a former head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Compliance Program and director of EPA Region 5. Steven, on the other hand, is the CEO of a private company called KemperSports, which manages over 100 golf courses in the US.
All about the News Anchor
Her journalistic career
After graduating from university, Jane Skinner began her career as a journalist at KBJR-TV, a dual NBC/CBS television station, where she was hired as a political correspondent. She reported on political beats and gained a lot of experience during her time with the station.
After some time Jane left KBJR-TV and became a presenter at WITI, a Fox-affiliated television station in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was so effective with WITI that she established the station’s prime time news program. She then worked as a reporter for KMOV in St. Louis, a CBS-affiliated television station in Missouri, establishing herself as a well-known American journalist and winning the admiration of Missouri residents.
Jane Skinner also worked as a reporter for WCSH, an NBC-affiliated television station in Portland, Maine, before joining WNBC-TV, a flagship NBC television station, in New York City, where she also worked as a general assignment reporter.
In 1998, Jane joined Fox News Network from WNBC-TV as a general affairs reporter. During her time at Fox News, she became better known as a journalist, especially when she began co-hosting Happening Now, the station’s two-hour news program. Prior to co-hosting Happening Now, she was the presenter of the afternoon edition of FOX News Live.
In 2010, after about 12 years at Fox News, she finally announced that she was leaving her position and taking some time off to focus on her family.
Her marriage to Roger Goodell
Jane Skinner is a happily married woman. She is married to Roger Goodell, a popular American businessman who is now the Commissioner of the National Football League. Her husband is so influential that he has often been called “the most powerful man in sports” by some commentators.
According to reports, Jane and Roger met and dated for about 4 years before they finally formed a life-long bond as a married couple on October 25, 1997. They have remained together ever since.
She is the mother of twins.
The marriage between Jane Skinner and Roger Goodell produced a number of twins. About 4 years after she married Roger, Jane gave birth to a pair of twin daughters in 2001. The names of the girls are not yet known.
Her Body measurements
Jane Skinner stands at about 5 feet 7 inches or 5 feet tall. She also reportedly weighs approximately 130 lbs. Her other body measurements were reported to be 35 inches (chest), 25 inches (waist) and 36 inches (hips).