Jane Stoddard Williams, Brian Williams Wife: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Jane Williams with Brian (Getty)

Jane Williams with Brian (Getty)

Brian Williams will be spending more time at home after being suspended from his anchor job at NBC over his lies about an Iraq War mission.

He has been happily married to his attractive wife, Jane Stoddard Williams, since 1986. She’s an experienced broadcaster and radio interviewer herself and has a passion for education.

Here’s what you need to know about Brian Williams’ wife:


1. She’s an Accomplished Interviewer

Netflix’s Reed Hastings and Khan Academy's Salman Khan on the Future of EducationThe pair spoke to Bloomberg's Jane Stoddard Williams at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit. Still haven’t subscribed to Vanity Fair on YouTube? ►► http://bit.ly/2z6Ya9M ABOUT VANITY FAIR Arts and entertainment, business and media, politics, and world affairs—Vanity Fair’s features and exclusive videos capture the people, places, and ideas that define modern culture. Netflix’s Reed Hastings…2014-10-28T13:01:30.000Z

As one half of one of the media world’s most close-knit couples, Jane is supportive of her husband’s career but is also extremely active in promoting better education and serves on a series of boards working towards improving schooling for low-income students across the country.

She was also an interviewer for a Vanity Fair special on education (above)


2. She’s Host of ‘Bloomberg EDU’ Radio Program

Jane and Brian Williams with Robert De Niro (Getty)

Jane and Brian Williams with Robert De Niro (Getty)

Bloomberg EDU is the only weekly national radio program devoted solely to covering education. The podcast show has featured a number of guests from diverse fields — from athletes to astronauts to actors, from jurists to journalists including LeVar Burton, Bill Nye, Mark Whalberg, David Boies, Sandra Day O’Connor, Davis Guggenheim, Justin Tuck and Campbell Brown.


3. They Met While Both Worked on ‘Panorama’

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She is a former executive producer of public affairs program Panorama which was based in Washington DC. Brian was a news reporter on the long-running daily news show at the same time.


4. She Graduated From Duke University – And Speaks Russian

Jane Stoddard Williams (Bloomberg)

Jane Stoddard Williams (Bloomberg)

She was educated at the New Canaan Country School and Duke University, where she graduated magna cum laude in political science and Russian language. Her father was vice president of marketing for WNET/ Channel 13 in New York and helped build the Big Apple’s PBS station. Her mother, Patricia Stoddard, was director of administration in the executive office of the Champion International Corporation in Stamford, Conn.


5. She is The Mother of ‘Girls’ Star Allison Williams

Brian and Jane with daughter Allison Williams (Getty)

Brian and Jane with daughter Allison Williams (Getty)

Jane married Brian at the First Presbyterian Church in New Canaan, Connecticut, on June 7, 1986, and they have two children, Allison, an actress who stars in HBO’s Girls, and Douglas, who works for the Yankee Entertainment Network. The couple lives in a $2 million colonial-style home in New Canaan.