Jane Skinner

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Jane Skinner
Born (1967-02-12) February 12, 1967 (age 47)[1]
Chicago, Illinois
Occupation Former Co-host of 11 a.m. ET Happening Now (Fox News Channel)
Spouse(s) Roger Goodell

Jane Skinner (born February 12, 1967) is a former daytime news anchor who worked for Fox News Channel, co-hosting Happening Now with Jon Scott from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET.[2] On June 24, 2010, she announced on-air her retirement from her daytime news anchor position at the end of her usual Happening Now segment, citing a desire to spend more time with her family.[3]

Early life[edit]

Jane Skinner was raised in Lake Forest, Illinois, and graduated from Lake Forest High School in 1985. Skinner received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Northwestern University.

Career[edit]

Skinner began her career as a political correspondent for KBJR in Duluth, Minnesota. She joined Fox News as a general reporter from WNBC-TV in New York City. Previous to that she worked at WITI in Milwaukee where she was an anchor, establishing the station's primetime newscast after that station became a Fox affiliate. She has also been a general assignment reporter for KMOV in St. Louis and WCSH in Portland, Maine.

Before appearing on Happening Now, Skinner hosted the 2 p.m. ET edition of Fox News Live and hosted a segment on Studio B called Skinnerville. Previous to that, she hosted Sunday Best, which featured highlights from the previous week's programming on the channel. She was also featured for a time on The Big Story with John Gibson.

Personal life[edit]

Her father is Sam Skinner, former Secretary of Transportation and White House Chief of Staff under President George H.W. Bush. She is married to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell[4] and resides in Westchester, New York, with their twin daughters.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anchor Birthdays". TVHeads.com. Retrieved 2006-12-21. 
  2. ^ Ariens, Chris (2007-11-02). "FNC Changes Up Daytime". MediaBistro.com. Retrieved 2007-11-03. 
  3. ^ Weprin, Alex (June 24, 2010). "Jane Skinner Leaving Fox News". TVNewser via MediaBistro.com. Retrieved June 28, 2010. 
  4. ^ Schefter, Adam (2006-08-08). "Goodell now comes to the forefront". NFL.com. Archived from the original on 2007-03-13. Retrieved 2006-11-10. 

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