Jane Skinner
Born (1967-02-12) February 12, 1967 (age 56)[1]
OccupationFormer co-host of 11 a.m. ET Happening Now (Fox News Channel)
(m. 1997)

Jane Skinner (born February 12, 1967) is an American former daytime news anchor who worked for Fox News, co-hosting Happening Now with Jon Scott from 11 am to 1 pm 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. She is married to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.[3]

Early life

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.


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. Previously, 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 pm 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

Her father is Sam Skinner, former Secretary of Transportation and White House Chief of Staff under President George H. W. Bush. On October 25, 1997, she married now-NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell[4] and resides in Westchester, New York, with their twin daughters, born in 2001.


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  2. ^ Ariens, Chris (November 2, 2007). "FNC Changes Up Daytime". MediaBistro.com. Archived from the original on February 6, 2009. Retrieved November 3, 2007.
  3. ^ Weprin, Alex (June 24, 2010). "Jane Skinner Leaving Fox News". TVNewser via MediaBistro.com. Archived from the original on June 28, 2010. Retrieved June 28, 2010.
  4. ^ Schefter, Adam (August 8, 2006). "Goodell now comes to the forefront". NFL.com. Archived from the original on March 13, 2007. Retrieved November 10, 2006.