• Nancy Jackson was born in 1955 and is a screenwriter and producer
• She is best known as the ex-wife of Matt Lauer
• She has a net worth of over $1 million
• She has written empowering books dedicated to women in their mid-life period
• She defended her ex-husband when he was accused of sexual assault in late 2017

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Matt Lauer’s ex-wife, Nancy Alspaugh Wiki

Nancy Jackson was born in 1955, which makes her 63 years old, however we do not have any exact information regarding her birthday. Besides that, we know that she was born and spent the majority of her life in the USA, and is best known as a producer and a screenwriter who has worked on projects such as “Leeza” and “Carol and Marilyn: Real Friends”. Besides that, she is known as the ex-wife of Matt Lauer, the host of “Today Show”, broadcast on NBC.

Net worth

So just how rich is Nancy Alspaugh as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, this screenwriter and producer has net worth of over $1 million, with her wealth being accumulated from her decades-long career in the previously mentioned fields. However, we don’t have any further information regarding her assets.


Alspaugh is widely recognized for praising the US for its technology and diverse culture. As a result of her hard work, the screenwriter was rewarded with such as an Emmy Award in the category of Best Talk Show, and in 199 she produced an episode of “Vicki!”, a television series hosted by Vicki Lawrence, who discusses a variety of topics with her guests, and which was critically acclaimed. Nancy subsequently wrote four episodes of “Leeza”, a television series which won five awards and was additionally nominated for 25 others.

Working on such prominent projects gained Alspaugh recognition among the media, and she went on to work on two more projects in the following year, being the producer of the “Bradshaw Difference” and “Carol and Marilyn: Real Friends” – working on the latter, she had a chance to collaborate with people such as Michael Nicklin. However, her next prominent project took place almost two decades later, as she was a guest in “Home and Family”, a television series which focuses on home crafts, parenting tips and lifestyle, and which is hosted by Mark Steines and Debbie Matenopoulos, and she then followed-up by appearing in two episodes of “Entertainment Tonight” in 2017.

Youth and Fearless Women: Midlife Journeys and other writing projects

In addition to being a screenwriter and a producer, Nancy is also known as an author, and in that field she has written empowering books dedicated to women in their mid-life period. In 2005, she was a co-author of “Fearless Women: Midlife Journey”, a facet of The Fearless Aging movement, which focuses on the experiences of a huge percentage of women of the so-called Baby Boom generation, born between 1946 and 1964. She followed by co-authoring the book entitled “Not Your Mother’s Midlife – a 10-Step Guide to Fearless Aging”, and both of the previously mentioned books received generally positive responses from the public. Besides that, she is widely recognized as the vice president of Group W Productions, for which she produced “The Mike Douglas Show” and “PM Magazine”.

Private life

In 1980, Alspaugh met Matt Lauer, and married him in the following year, remaining in the marriage over the course of the next seven years. However their marriage produced no children, and after her marriage with Lauer ended in divorce in 1988, Nancy married H. Read Jackson, a FOX executive and a former producer of “60 Minutes” and “ABC World News Tonight. Unfortunately, Nancy’s second husband was diagnosed with cancer, and passed away on 25 January 2016 – she has one son from that marriage, and has remained officially single since.

Despite divorcing from the previous convention television host, Nancy remained on good terms with him, and defended him when he was accused of sexual assault in late November 2017, as he reportedly harassed one of his female colleagues during the 2014 Winter Olympics, which took place in Sochi, Russia. Nancy met such controversies with support for her ex-husband, and since then she has appeared in several interviews, in which she supported him. Nevertheless, the mentioned allegations turned out to be factual, which however didn’t stop Alspaugh from speaking well about her former husband, and stating that she “supports him 100 percent”.

Social media

Being active in the entertainment field, Nancy is naturally active on social media as well, which she uses to communicate with her fans, and post photos from her everyday life – she is particularly active on Instagram. She has a pet dog, and often posts the photos of him as well.


1Ex-granddaughter-in-law of Art Gentry.
2TV producer.
3Ex-wife of Today (1952) host Matt Lauer.



Leeza1995TV Series written by - 4 episodes


Caryl & Marilyn: Real Friends1996TV Series executive producer
The Bradshaw Difference1996TV Series executive producer
Vicki!1994TV Series executive producer - 1 episode


Home & Family2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest


Nominated Awards

1997Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk ShowLeeza (1994)
1997Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class WritingLeeza (1994)
1996Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk ShowLeeza (1994)
1995Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk ShowLeeza (1994)
1994Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk ShowVicki! (1992)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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