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Joan Lunden Biography

Updated On 21 Apr, 2019 Published On 08 Jan, 2015
Joan Lunden

Facts of Joan Lunden

Date of Birth :
Age : 71 years old
Family Name : Lunden
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Virgo
Height : 5 feet 5 inch
Name Joan Lunden
Birth Name Joan Elise Blunden
Mother Gladyce Lorraine
Father Erle Murray Blunden
Birth Place/City Fair Oaks, California
Profession Journalist
Nationality American
Working For ABC's Good Morning America (GMA)
Married Yes
Married to Jeff Konigsberg
Children Jamie Beryl Krauss, Lindsay Leigh Krauss and Sarah Emily Krauss
Divorce Michael A. Krauss
Online Presence Facebook,Twitter,Wiki

Relationship short Statistics of Joan Lunden

What is Joan Lunden marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Married
How many children does Joan Lunden have ? (name): 7 Children
Is Joan Lunden having any relationship affair ?: Yes3 affair
Is Joan Lunden Lesbian ? No

Joan Lunden is an American journalist, a television host, and an author who has served in the most syndicated radio show of America, ABC's Good Morning America from 1980 till 1997 as a co-host. She is an author of 8 books to date. She is currently working as a special correspondent for NBC's Today show. She has been active in the industry since 1975.

Early Life of Joan Lunden

Joan Lunden was born Joan Elise Blunden on September 19, 1950, in Fair Oaks, California to Gladyce Lorraine (née Somerville) and Dr. Erle Murray Blunden, a physician. Her father was a physician. She is American and belongs to the White-American ethnicity.

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Lunden attended California State University, Sacramento from where she earned her Liberal Arts degree. She had attended Sacramento State University. 

Joan Lunden's Career

Joan Lunden started her career as a news reporter. In 1972, she joined New York's WABC-TV Eyewitness News. She changed her name to avoid being called, Blunder. After a year, she joined GMA where she served as a feature new/consumer reporter and also served fill-in co-host on ABC's coverage of the Winter Olympics.

Joan Lunden.
Source: Famous People

In 1975, Lunden left the GMA after being served for 17 years. She also hosts on the A&E cable network program, Behind Closed Doors. Currently, she is the spokesperson for A Place for Mom, a national senior care referral service.

Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered four presidents, five Olympic Games, and two royal weddings. She is one of the most popular female news reporters on ABC which allowed her to interview  U.S. Presidents and First Ladies Gerald and Betty Ford, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, Ronald and other popular faces.

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Lunden also established herself as an author, she has released the books like Joan Lunden's Healthy Living, Joan Lunden's Healthy Cooking.

Joan Lunden's Personal Life

Joan Lunden is a married woman, she exchanged a vow with Jeff Konigsberg on April 18, 2000, at an intimate ceremony in the presence of their closed ones and family members. The duo is proud parents of two sets of twins who are born with the help of the surrogate mother. 

They are blessed with two sons, Max Aaron Konigsberg and Jack Konigsberg and two daughters, Kate Elizabeth Konigsberg and Kimberly Konigsberg. Lunden openly talks about her surrogacy in media.

 Joan Lunden and her husband with their two sets of twins.
Source: Nerdygag

Prior to marrying Konigsberg, she was in a marital relationship with TV producer and radio interviewer, Michael A. Krauss. The duo tied the knot in 1978 and shared three daughters, Jamie Beryl Krauss (born on July 4, 1980), Lindsay Leigh Krauss and Sarah Emily Krauss

Joan Lunden converted to Judaism during the marriage with Krauss. However, the couple failed to handle their married life and split apart in 1992. 

On June 24, 2014, Lunden revealed she has been diagnosed with breast cancer on Good Morning America

Joan Lunden's Net Worth

Joan Lunden is one of the successful female journalists. Her estimated net worth is $25 million. She earned $98k-$107k per month. Yearly, she earned more than $5 million from her career.

Joan Lunden Body Measurement

  • Height = 5 feet 4 inches
  • Weight = 56 kg
  • Body Measurement = 36-23-37 inches
  • Age = 68

Check out the video where Joan Lunden talked about her breast cancer!

Joan Lunden Affairs

  1. First Affair with Bill Murray

    He is an American actor and comedian. They spent more that four years in relationship after her divorce. They were rumored to get married but was false and they got separated.

  2. Second Affair with Kevin Costner

    He is a famous American actor, director and a producer. He had dated her for a brief stint of time.

  3. Third Affair with Nick Kypreos

    He is a former ice hockey player and currently serving as an ice hockey analyst. They were in relationship for quite a while and they subsequently broke up.

Joan Lunden Married

First Marriage with Michael A. Krauss

He is her first husband. They have three children born from each other. They happen to separate after being together for 14 years. He is a television producer, redio interviewer and packager by profession.

Second Marriage with Jeff Konigsberg

He is an owner of camp Takajo. He is the second husband to his wife. They have two sets of twins, two daughters and two sons, born from a surrogate mother.

Joan Lunden Children

SON : Jamie Beryl Krauss

Father: Michael A. Krauss

He is the eldest of all. He is all grown up and matured. He is tall and handsome.

DAUGHTER : Lindsay Leigh Krauss

Father: Michael A. Krauss

She is very beautiful and all grown up. She has two siblings and four half siblings.

DAUGHTER : Sarah Emily Krauss

Father: Michael A. Krauss

She is the youngest child from this marriage of her mother. She is all grown up and is beautiful. She has little four half siblings along with her own two older siblings.

DAUGHTER : Kate Konigsberg

Father: Jeff Konigsberg

She is the first set of twin child her mother has from this marriage. She was born with the help of a surrogate mother.

SON : Max Konigsberg

Father: Jeff Konigsberg

He is the first set of twin child her mother has from this marriage. He was born with the help of a surrogate mother.He is very cute.

DAUGHTER : Kimberly Elise Konigsberg

Father: Jeff Konigsberg

She is from the set set of twins her mother has from this marriage. She is still young and very beautiful. This twin is also born from surrogacy.

SON : Jack Andrew Konigsberg

Father: Jeff Konigsberg

He is the set set of twins of his mother has from this marriage. He is still young and very cute. This twin is also born from surrogacy.

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