Joan Lunden Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 02 Sep, 2018
Facts of Joan Lunden
Date of Birth: 1950 , September-19
Age: 71 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 4 Inch
Name Joan Lunden
Birth Name Joan Elise Blunden
Father Erle Murray Blunden
Mother Gladyce Lorraine
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Fair Oaks, California
Profession Journalist
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
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American journalist, television host, and an author, Joan Lunden is best known for being one of TV's most popular co-hosts, appearing on Good Morning America for nearly two decades. She is also an author of 8 books to date. As of 2018, she is working for NBC's Today show as a special correspondent, and also the official spokesperson for A Place For Mom.

Early Life And Education Of Joan Lunden

Joan Lunden was born Joan Elise Blunden on September 19, 1950, in Fair Oaks, California, U.S, under the birth sign Libra. She is the daughter of Gladyce Lorraine (née Somerville) and Dr. Erle Murray Blunden, a physician. 

She is American and belongs to the White-American ethnicity. Lunden wen to the California State University, Sacramento from where she earned her Liberal Arts degree.

She had also considered in her studies in Spanish and anthropology at the previous Mexico City site of Universidad de Las Americas. She was an instructor who was a visitor at the college of Montclair State in New Jersey, where she had trained a track in the televise journalism.

Joan Lunden's Career

Joan Lunden started her broadcasting profession in the city of California, where she had worked for KCRA channel in TV and Radio as an assistant anchor of the everyday midday the program of television news.

Lunden was also successful in producing the noontime information show and also hosted the television of KCRA's channel specials. She has widely emerged on the different biography program and the channels that concern about biography.

Moreover, as a host, Lunden hosted the A&E cable network show Behind Closed Doors. Besides these, she hosted DirectTV's series titled ‘Hometown Heroes’ and also ‘America's Invisible Children’. She has also hosted the Lifetime series ‘Health Corner’.

She was nominated and got voted for the "career mother of the year" by the nationwide organization of baby services in the year 1982 to 1983 with the glorification of her devotion to motherhood and yet was able to get the award of “mother of the year" by the committee of Mothers. She has been a countrywide representative for mother in opposition to intoxicated Driving.

Joan Lunden's Net Worth

She is a talented and the beautiful journalist who has been successfully able to handle her life in both the ways of her profession with no obstacles in the personal life as well.

As of 2018, she has an estimated net worth of $25 million. As per some online sources, she earned $98k-$107k per month and earned more than $5 million yearly from her career.

Joan Lunden's Personal Life 

Joan Lunden had married Michael A. Krauss in the year of 1978 and got a divorce in 1992. The pair has three children Jamie Beryl Krauss, Lindsay Leigh Krauss and Sarah Emily Krauss.

Lunden changed her ethnicity to Judaism after marrying Krauss. She again got into a marital relation with Jeff Konigsberg on 18th April in 2000. They have got four children.

On 24th of June Tuesday in 2014, it was stated by Lunden on ABC good morning America that good she was detected with cancer in her breast. Lunden's devotion to family and civic accountability that have helped her to earn abundant honors and awards. 

 Lunden serves as an ambassador for Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer, advocates for patients on Capitol Hill, and actively communicate with the cancer community through her social media and on her website.