AARP bringing Jane Pauley back to NBC’s “Today”


AARP announced that it has teamed up with NBC to have veteran “Today” host Jane Pauley return to the morning TV program with a new monthly series produced by AARP. She, by the way, is AARP’s “Ambassador of Your Life Calling.”
Beginning March 9th, Pauley will return as a contributor for Today and be featured in a new monthly series, “Your Life Calling with Jane Pauley,” reported on and produced by Pauley and AARP. Your Life Calling will highlight people age 50+ from across the country who have reinvented the way they work and/or live to pursue their life’s calling.

“I’ve been thinking and talking about ‘reinvention’ for more than 20 years,” said Pauley. “‘Your Life Calling’ will feature people who’ve interpreted reinvention in a wide variety of ways. I hope our stories will inspire everyone to move toward the future with a positive new spirit, focus and energy–with a little help from a powerful team; my new partners AARP and my old friends on the Today show on NBC.”

Each month, Pauley will shine a spotlight on people who, by choice or necessity, are trying new things, whether it’s starting new careers, learning new skills, changing how they live, or finally pursuing their dreams. Upcoming segments will feature a woman who left a lucrative career to start a knitting business and an Oregon couple who sold their suburban home and beloved racing sailboat to buy a ranch and raise alpacas.

“This new series that AARP is doing with the Today show is truly the product of Jane’s fascination and commitment to the topic of personal reinvention. I couldn’t think of a better person than Jane to take the lead on a series profiling inspirational people who have decided that now is the time to pursue their goals and passions,” said Kevin Donnellan, Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, AARP.

An expanded version of each monthly segment will be available on, where viewers can learn more about the featured people and pursuits, and read exclusive content from Pauley. Additionally, on the day of each monthly broadcast, Pauley will participate in a one-hour, live online chat with visitors, with the first chat scheduled to begin at noon EST on Tuesday, March 9.