Nancy Alspaugh has become famous for her screenwriting and has made a name for herself by producing some television shows. Alspaugh does not only write and produce shows, but she is also known to have authored self-help and motivational books such as; Not Your Mother’s Midlife: A Ten-Step Guide to Fearless Aging (2003) and Fearless Women: Midlife Journeys (2005). Alspaugh is a name to reckon with in the American movie industry – Hollywood – and this is a result of the several talk shows she has produced. Her talent and hard work has been recognized and proof of this is in the nominations and award wins she has garnered in the course of her career.
Nancy Alspaugh Bio
Nancy Alspaugh was born on the 4th of May in 1955 in the United States. Nothing is known about the people who gave birth to her or her immediate family as that information is not available to the public. There is also a lack of information on her formal education or the way her childhood was spent. All that is known is that she is a citizen of the United States and is Caucasian.
Alspaugh became a name to remember in Hollywood in the early 90s because of her screenwriting as her career kicked off with her writing some episodes for the Leeza Gibbson’s show Leeza. So brilliant was her work that she bagged 5 nominations from the prestigious Daytime Emmy Awards, even though she never won any of them. In the mid-90s, she was part of the production team that created the talk show Caryl and Marilyn: Real Friends (1996-1997) hosted by the comedic duo of Caryl Kristensen and Marilyn Kentz, in that time Alspaugh also worked on The Bradshaw Difference which is another talk show.
In 2003, she added books to her list of writings by releasing the book Not Your Mothers Midlife: A Ten-Step Guide to Fearless Aging which is supposed to help women navigate the treacherous path that is aging. She followed up with another book; Fearless Women: Midlife Journeys which was released 2005.
Nancy Alspaugh is the recipient of many award nominations and has gone ahead to win a few of those awards.
Screenwriting and production is not all that makes up Alspaugh’s career, she is an activist for Autism and lends her voice to create awareness of this developmental disability. Alspaugh works with the charity; Autism Care and Treatment Today!
Ex-Husband – Matt Lauer
Nancy has tied the knot two times; the first time was to Matt Lauer. They met in the 70s and got married in 1981. Lauer is a former news anchor for NBC but got fired after a colleague accused him of unsolicited sexual advances. The union between Nancy and Matt did not last for up to eight years as the couple went their separate ways in 1988. They had no children.
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, Matt Lauer was accused by a colleague of sexual misconduct towards her and when it got to the public’s notice, Nancy Alspaugh stood by her husband, choosing to rather discredit the voice of the victim. She stated that he was not the type of man to be sexually perverse, believing that he is one of the best people to have worked for NBC and deserved to be allowed the opportunity to tell his part of the story.
Children and Family Life
Alspaugh’s second marriage was to H. Read Jackson who was also a media personality. He worked with FOX and was an executive at the network, just like his wife he also worked as a producer and produced two shows for the network. After both of them got married, they decided to adopt a son named Wyatt who happens to be autistic and was aged three at the time of his adoption.
Raising the child stirred the need in her to begin her work with the Autism Care and Treatment (ACT) Today! and in the time since she started the NGO, she has managed to get people to donate over $5 million. ACT Today! is not the only autism group she works with; Alspaugh also donates money and gives a hand to other charities that also deal with autistic people.
She lost her second husband in 2016. He died on the 25th of January 2016 after a long battle with cancer.