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|
|Birth Name||Joan Elise Blunden|
|Father||Erle Murray Blunden|
|Birth Place/City||Fair Oaks, California|
|Working For||ABC's Good Morning America (GMA)|
|Married to||Jeff Konigsberg|
|Children||Jamie Beryl Krauss, Lindsay Leigh Krauss and Sarah Emily Krauss|
|Divorce||Michael A. Krauss|
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.