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Jane Pauley profiles local woman for Today show

9:07 PM, Oct 17, 2012   |    comments
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Pauley is now hosting a monthly series on the Today show called "Your Life Calling," a series aimed at middle-aged people who have had to switch careers. It was an idea she had after a personal experience.

"A funny thing happened after The Jane Pauley show, nothing!" she said. That prompted her to pitch the series to AARP and the Today show.

Now in its second season, Pauley discovered a local woman with an extraordinary story. Dawn Nakamura Kessler is one of the most popular models in the area, at age 50.

"If you would have told me years ago that I would be talking to Jane Pauley, I would have said 'yea right,'" Kessler said.

Kessler had two heart surgeries by the time she was 36. Her "second life" has been rewarding and successful.

"I feel my best greatness is still ahead of me," Kessler remarked.

(KUSA-TV © 2012 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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