American Journalist Jane Mayer, Know about her Married life with Husband William B. Hamilton and also see her Career and net worth.
Unlike Hollywood celebrities, who are heroes on screens, television reporters are the real heroes behind the screens who risk their lives and career to provide every single detail happening around the world.
The point is, reporters and journalists are a huge part of our life and in the news industry, TV journalists play a prime part. Jane Mayer is one of the renowned American journalists who has dedicated her entire life in the field of journalism. The proud mother and a loving wife, Jane Mayer sure has an inspiring story to tell us.
American Journalist Jane Mayer, Know About Her Married Life With Husband William B. Hamilton
The Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting winner, Jane Mayer is a married woman and is living happily with her husband of 26 years William B. Hamilton.
The pair first met while attending an event together when Jane was working as a senior corresponded for The Wall Street Journal while Hamilton was the deputy national editor at The Washington Post. Their formal meetings transformed into romantic dates and soon they started dating, getting married in a grand ceremony on September 26, 1992.
Investigative journalist Jane Mayer | Source: National Observer
They tied knots in a grand ceremony at Ashby Inn in Paris and it was officiated by Hamilton's brother-in-law, Judge John P. Maloney of Connecticut Superior Court in Hartford.
Her husband, William B. Hamilton now works as the Washington editor for The NewYork Times. The duo also welcomed their daughter, Katherine Hamilton who won the $30,000 worth Truman Scholarship for graduate study to pioneer their career in Public Service.
Kate Hamilton, daughter of Jane and William Hamilton | Source: Middlebury.com
Their daughter, Katherine is already getting involved in the presidential or congressional campaign and plans to attend a law school to become an established lawyer. We wish the family best wishes for their future endeavors.
Jane Mayer's Journey in Journalism
Jane stepped into journalism as a weekly writer in small papers, The Weathersfield Weekly and The Black River Tribune. Her career took a major turn when she got to write for The Wall Street Journal as a fresher in 1992 and later was appointed as the senior correspondent.
Jane Mayer on an episode of In Depth | Source: C-Span
She served there for twelve long years and later became the first woman from WSJ to be entitled as White House Correspondent.
In Wall Street Journal, she covered major attacks and wars including Persian Gulf War, the fall of the Berlin Wall and last days of Communism in the Soviet Union. For this, she was nominated twice by the Journal for the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing.
Jane Mayer speaking on Democracy Now | Source: Democracy Now
Jane has written four books, co-authored two, Strange Justice and Landslide which became the finalist for Nationa Book Award for Nonfiction. Her Third book, The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals was entitled as Times one of the ten most notable books of the year.
Not only this, she's written several articles about money in politics covering liberals and conservatives.
Also for her notable work, she has been awarded John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism for her investigative work in her book The Dark Side. In 2008, she bagged a Guggenheim Fellowship award and a year later she was awarded Hillman Prize along with Edward Weintahal Award from Georgetown University that same year.
Her outstanding achievement was when she received Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting in 2012.
Jane Mayer; Quick Facts
- Born and raised in New York City, NY, Jane Mayer is an American investigative journalist.
- Her parents, mother Meredith Nevins, is the former president of the Manhattan Graphics Center and has written fifty books with two Pulitzer Prizes and her father, William Mayer is a composer.
- Attended Fieldston in Bronx borough of New York City and later went to Bedales boarding school as a foreign exchange student in Hampshire, England.
- Graduated from Yale University in 1977 as magna cum laude and became the campus stringer for Time magazine.
- Has also served as a war correspondent covering the bombing of the American Barracks, Persian Gulf War and so on.
- Has co-authored two books: Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas and Landslide: The Unmaking of the President.
- Her book, The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals was stated as "the most vivid and comprehensive account that we have so far of how a government founded on checks and balances and respect for individual rights could have been turned against those ideals."
- Also covered Obama's administration's use of drones in 2009.
- Her fourth book, Dark Money is the national best-seller and got the title of New York Times best books of the year.
- Has an estimated net worth of around $8 million.