Joan Lunden is a prominent name in the field of journalism. She is an acclaimed American journalist, author and a television show host. She is well known for being the former co- host of the popular television show at ABC, 'Good Morning America'. At present, she is the special correspondent at NBC Today show. She is the author of eight books and she has also appeared on many biography shows.
Born on 19th September, 1950 at Fair Oaks, California in the United States of America, Joan Lunden is an American by nationality and ethnicity wise, she is a White Caucasian. Her birth name was Joan Elise Blunden. She was born as the daughter of Erle Murray Blunden and Gladyce Lorraine. Born under the Virgo zodiac sign, Lunden was a smart girl from her early years. She studied at the California State University in Sacramento from where she got a degree in Liberal Arts. Then she also went to the Universidad de Las Americas to study Spanish and Anthropology.
Career and Net worth
In the beginning stages, Joan Lunden worked at Montclair State College in New Jersey as a visiting instructor. She taught broadcast journalism at the college. Then she started working as an anchor at KCRA TV. Her broadcasting career began as co- anchor at Channel 3( KCRA) and radio in Sacramento, California. Lunden was responsible to produce the broadcast of noon news and she also hosted television special programs at KCRA.
Joan Lunden took a major turn when she joined WABC-TV Eyewitness News at New York in 1975. She quickly rose to fame as she became the co- anchor on weekend newscasts and then she joined Good Morning America in 1976. She became the feature news/consumer reporter and then a fill- in co- host. She worked as the co- anchor at GMA from 1980 till 1997. Joan Lunden has reported on important world events including Olympic Games, royal weddings and Presidential proceedings. She has interviewed famous personalities including the Royalties, U.S Presidents, First Ladies and State Governors.
Lunden is also known to be an adventure lover and a risk taker. She has already done Bungee jumping, Paragliding, mountain climbing and white water navigation in various places .She quit her 17 year old long career at GMA on September 5th, 1997. Joan Lunden has hosted other programs like 'Behind Closed Doors' which was originally aired on ABC. She was the guest host on 'Biography' at A&E. Apart from that she has also hosted 'Hometown Heroes' and 'America's Invisible Children'. Lunden is the spokesperson for 'A place for Mom' which is a national senior care referral service. She is also the host at 'Health Corner' which is a series on Lifetime. From 2007 till 2014, Joan Lunden worked at Retirement Living TV as host and reporter. At present, Lunden is associated with the NBC Today show.
Joan Lunden has a very long and successful career behind her. She is one of the most renowned television journalists so her salary is very high. Her Net worth is estimated to be around $ 25 million USD.
Joan Lunden got married to Michael A. Krauss in 1978 but the marriage ended with a divorce in 1992. In 2000, she got married to Jeff Konigsberg. She has three kids with her first husband Krauss and four kids with her second husband Konigsberg.
Joan Lunden is the winner of various awards including the New Jersey Division of Career Mother of the Year, Civil Rights Award, National Women's Political Caucus Award, and YWCA Outstanding Woman's Award.
Standing at five feet and eight inches, Joan Lunden is quite tall in height. She is 66 years of age but she still has the youthful charm and energy. Even at this age Lunden has a well maintained body and she also has attractive feet because of which she looks wonderful in skirts. Lunden has blonde colored hair and her eyes are brown in color.
Wiki and facts
Information in detail about Joan Lunden and her bio is also available on Wikipedia and other Internet websites. She is also active on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. She has over 20.1 k followers on her Twitter handle @JoanLunden and on Instagram she has 10 k followers under her username joanlunden.