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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”.