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Jane Skinner

Jane Skinner is an American anchor and journalist. Moreover, Jane Skinner is known for co-anchoring the popular Fox News program,’ Happening Now’ with co-host Jon Scott.

Early Life

Jane Skinner was born on the 12 of February 1967, in Chicago, Illinois, the United States of America. According to her birth date, she is 55 years old and holds American nationality. Moreover, she has a birth sign of Aquarius and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity.

This news anchor believes in Christianity by religion. She is the daughter of Same Skinner (father) and Susan Ann Thomas (mother). Her father is an American lawyer, politician, and businessman.

President George H. W. Bush appointed her father as Chief of Staff and Secretary of Transportation. Additionally, Thomas Vernon Skinner and Steven Knox Skinner are her two brothers.


Talking about her academic career, she attends Lake Forest High School. Later, she enrolled at Northwestern University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and followed it up by obtaining her master’s degree in journalism from the same university.


Jane Skinner began her career as a political journalist for Duluth, Minnesota-based KJBR-TV. She then worked as a general reporter for Fox News after leaving WNBC-TV in New York City. In addition, she worked at WITI in Milwaukee.

After the station became a Fox affiliate, she served as an anchor to establish the station’s primetime newscast. She also worked for WCSH in Portland, Maine, and KMOV in St. Louis as a general assignment reporter.

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Caption: Jane Skinner in the news show, Happening Now (Source: Alchetron)

She worked for smaller news stations for 20 years before obtaining a position at Fox News. Before her appearance on Happening Now, which aired from 2007 to 2018, she hosted Fox News Live at 2 pm E.T.

In addition, she presented the Skinnerville segment on Studio B.  Previously, this anchor hosted Sunday Best, which included highlights from the channel’s programming from the previous week.

She was also featured on The Big Story with John Gibson for a time. She returns to television in 2019 as the executive producer of A Lifetime of Sundays, a 90-minute documentary.


Jane Skinner received the 2017 Woman of the Month award from Mid-Life Bachelor after retiring from her journalism work for a few years. She was honored for her efforts in support of women’s equality.

Net Worth

As an anchor and reporter, she has earned a huge sum of money. However, she has not shared information regarding her net worth. However, she had to have made between $25,001 -$72,001 a year as a reporter.

Relationship Status

On the 25th of October, 1997, she married Roger Goodell. Professionally, Roger is an American businessman and presently the Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL).

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Caption: Jane Skinner with her husband, Roger Goodell (Source: Bleacher Report)

Together with their twin kids, they presently make their home in Bronxville, New York. The couple doesn’t speak much about their children. However, this American anchor is not a part of controversy or rumors at the moment and is focused on her career and personal life.

Jane Skinner – Body Measurements

Jane stands 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs around 54 kg. Moreover, she has blonde hair with dark brown eyes, and her body measurements measure around 35-25-36 inches.

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Caption: Jane Skinner with her husband posing for a photo (Source: GQ)

Jane Skinner – Social Media

This American journalist is not currently active on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.