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Joan Lunden Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Joan Lunden, a television host, journalist and author probably best known for co-hosting ABC’s “Good Morning America for almost two decades, was born on 19 September 1950, in Fair Oaks, California USA. As Joan Lunden, she is a very famous television face in America, and the author of eight books .

A famous television personality, journalist and author, how rich is Joan Lunden? Sources estimate that Joan Lunden’s net worth is over $25 million dollars, mostly accumulated through a career as a host, co-host and journalist across various television shows in America.

Joan Lunden Net Worth $25 Million

Joan’s mother is Gladyce Lorraine and her father is Dr. Erle Murray Blunden a physician by profession. She attended Sacramento State University and graduated with a degree in Liberal Arts. She then studied Anthropology and Spanish at California State University, Universidad de Las Americas. She landed her first job with Channel (3) KCRA as a news anchor., and also hosted the noon news program and television specials.

While working for WABC-TV her name was changed so that people didn’t mis-pronounce it as “Blunder”. She achieved fame and recognition as the co-host for Good Morning America” which she joined in 1976. She traveled across the world while she was working for GMA, and covered many important events like D-Day’s fiftieth anniversary, the Winter Olympics and the prominent wedding of Prince Charles.

Joan Lunden has always been known for her risk taking and adventurous nature, she rappelled Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska, paraglided, bungee-jumped and many other risky things for her show GMA. She has also hosted many television shows which include “Behind Closed Doors”, which was an undercover reporter program and “biography” of A&E Cable Network. Additionally Joan has hosted various parades around the world, including the Walt Disney World Easter parade, Tournament of Roses parade and Christmas parade.

Joan has been recognized with various titles and awards which include Spirit of Achievement Award, New Jersey Division of Civil Rights award, Outstanding women of the year awards. She was also rewarded with a Matrix Award for her work in the field of broadcasting by the New York Women.

Apart from hosting and reporting for television channels Lunden has also written many books which include two health books named Joan Lunden’s Healthy Cooking “ and “Joan Lunden’s Healthy Living: A Practical Inspirational guide to create balance in your Life”.

In her personal life, Joan Lunden was married to Michael A. Krauss in 1978 and converted to Judaism after marriage, but they divorced in 1992 – they had three daughters. Joan then married Jeff Konigsberg in 2000; Jeff is a summer camp owner. With Jeff she has two set of twins who were born with the help of a surrogate mother. The world was shocked when she revealed in GMA that she has been affected by breast cancer but had recovered. She is known as an excellent mother, such that she has also received many awards including Mother of The Year” by Mother’s day committee and “Career mother of The Year”.

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Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011GracieGracie Allen AwardsOutstanding Talk Show - Entertainment/InformationTaking Care with Joan Lunden (2010)· Alissa Collins (http: //www.joanlunden.com/category/3-caregiving/item/236-rltv-wins-gracie-award-for-taking-care-with-joan-lunden)
· Elliot Jacobson (http: //www.joanlunden.com/category/3-caregiving/item/236-rltv-wins-gracie-award-for-taking-care-with-joan-lunden)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1996Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class ProgramGood Morning America (1975)· Bob Reichblum (executive producer)
· Kevin McGee (senior producer)
· Randall Barone (senior producer)
· Kathleen Friery (senior producer)
· Roni Selig (coordinating producer)
· Patrick Tague (coordinating producer)
· Roberta Doherty (producer)
· Charles Gibson (host)
· Spencer Christian (host)
1995Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class ProgramGood Morning America (1975)· Bob Reichblum (executive producer)
· Roberta Doherty (producer)
· Spencer Christian (host)
· Randall Barone (senior producer)
· Charles Gibson (host)
· Kevin McGee (producer)
· Rickie Gaffney (producer)
· Steve Lewis (senior producer)
· Roni Selig (producer)
1994Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class ProgramGood Morning America (1975)· Roni Selig (producer)
· Jack Reilly (executive producer)
· Roberta Doherty (producer)
· Spencer Christian (host)
· Randall Barone (senior producer)
· Charles Gibson (host)
· Kevin McGee (producer)
· Bob Reichblum (producer)
· Rickie Gaffney (producer)
· Steve Lewis (senior producer)
1991Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class ProgramGood Morning America (1975)· Jack Reilly (executive producer)
· Patrick Tague (senior producer)
· Rickie Gaffney (producer)
· Jerry Liddell (producer)
· Steve Lewis (producer)
· Charles Gibson (host)
1990Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class ProgramGood Morning America (1975)· Jack Reilly (executive producer)
· Patrick Tague (senior producer)
· Jerry Liddell (producer)
· Rickie Gaffney (producer)
· Steve Lewis (producer)
· Charles Gibson (host)
1987ACECableACE AwardsInformational HostMother's Day (1983)
1985ACECableACE AwardsInformational HostMother's Day (1983)
1984ACECableACE AwardsProgram HostessMother's Day (1983)

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1Her daughter, Lindsey Kraus Weinberg, gave birth to daughter Parker Leigh Weinberg, on Aug. 30, 2014.
2Joan's mother died in 2013.
3Has been diagnosed with breast cancer [June 24, 2014].
4In June 2015, one year after being diagnosed with breast cancer she is now cancer free.
5Her father was a cancer surgeon. Joan originally wanted to follow in his footsteps and become a doctor.
6Currently is the official spokesperson for A Place For Mom.
7Greenwich, Connecticut [November 2004]
8Welcomed a second set of twins to her family, Kimberly Elise & Jack Andrew. First set of twins Kate & Max were also delivered by a surrogate mom. [March 2005]
9Release of her book, "Joan Lunden's Healthy Living: A Practical, Inspirationl Guide to Creating Balance in Your Life". [1997]
10Release of her book, "Joan Lunden's Healty Cooking". [1996]
11Release of her book, "Joan Lunden's a Bend in the Road is Not the End of the Road: 10 Positive Principles for Dealing with Change". [1998]
12Daughter, Lindsey Kraus is engaged. Daughter Sarah Kraus works for Bravo network.
13Her mother is in a senior living facility, afflicted with Alzheimer's.
14Her brother, who had diabetes, died in 2007 [2010].
15Fox News Special Royal Wedding contributor. Covered Princess Diana's wedding in 1981.
16Was once a beat reporter for WABC-TV's Eyewitness News in New York City.
17Her husband, Jeff Konigsberg, owns two summer camps in Maine - Camp Takajo (for boys), located in Naples, Maine, and Tripp Lake Camp (for girls),located in Poland, Maine. The girl's camp is run by his sister, Nancy Konigsberg Levy.
18(1,March 2005) second set of twins were born, a girl, Kimberly Elise (6lbs. 12ozs) and a boy, Jack Andrew (7lbs. 9oz). Kimberly and Jack were delivered by the same surrogate mom, Deborah Bolig in a Cincinnati hospital.
19Daughter Sarah Kraus is now 17 and attends Greenwich High School in Greenwich, Connecticut. She was recently accepted at the University of Pennsylvania, where her mother is on the board of trustees. [2004]
2010 June 2003 - Joan & husband Jeff Konigsberg became the parents of twins - Kate Elizabeth & Max Aaron, delivered by a surrogate mother in Cincinnati.
21Daughter Lindsey Kraus attends the University of Pennsylvania (as of 2002).
22Graduated high school at 16.
23Father died in plane crash when she was 13.
24Daughters with Michael Krauss: Jamie Krauss Hess, Lindsey Kraus and Sarah Kraus.

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