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Joan Lunden net worth: Joan Lunden is an American television host, author, and journalist who has a net worth of $25 million dollars. Joan started her professional broadcasting career with KCRA-TV in Sacramento. Joan moved to nyc in 1975, to serve as a correspondent for “Eyewitness News” on WABC TV. A year later, she graduated to co-anchorman for the weekend news. Her popularity as a replacement host caused an offer as a long-lasting co host. She co-anchored the morning news broadcast, primarily with Charles Gibson, for another twenty years, and left the show in 1997. “Good Morning America” lost almost a million spectators when she left.
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Produced Joan Elise Blunden in Fair Oaks, CA on September 19, 1950, Joan Lunden is an American journalist, author and television host. She’s the daughter of Gladyce Lorraine Somervill and Erle Murray Blunden who was a doctor. She also studied Spanish and anthropology at the former Mexico City campus of Universidad de Las Americas. She taught a class in broadcast journalism as a visiting teacher at Montclair State College in New Jersey.

Lunden started her broadcasting career in Sacramento, CA when she worked for KCRA-TV and Radio as a co-anchor of the daily midday TV news program. She has also produced the midday news broadcast and hosted KCRA’s TV specials. Lunden joined New York’s WABC-TV Eyewitness News in 1975. Lunden’s name was changed to Lunden to prevent being called ‘Blunder.’ Lunden joined Good Morning America in the fall of 1976 as a attribute news/consumer reporter. She afterwards became fill in co-host when former co-host Sandy Hill left to focus on ABCs coverage of the Winter Olympics. Lunden’s popularity led to her fast promotion as cohost to the initial host David Hartman.

Lunden is dedicated to family and civic responsibility. This earned her several honors and awards like Spirit of Achievement Award in the Albert Einstein College of Yeshiva; National Women’s Political Caucus Award; New Jersey Section of Civil Rights Award; Baylor University Outstanding Woman of the Year; along with the YWCA Outstanding Woman’s Award. The New York Women in Communications honored her with a Matrix Award for her exceptional contributions in the area of broadcasting.

Joan Lunden has appeared as a guest host in the program Biography and also the Biography Channel. Joan was likewise a host in Behind Closed Doors (1996-2000) which was an on-location, undercover reporter program. Joan is the host of DirectTV’s show Hometown Heroes as well as the Emmy-winning special America’s Invisible Children. Joan now hosts Health Corner, a Lifetime series sponsored by Walgreens. As an author, she’s eight published books. She contributes to Fox News Special Royal Wedding and covered the wedding of Princess Diana in 1981.

Joan is married to Michael A. Krauss in 1978 where she converted to Judaism and divorced in 1992. They had three daughters — Jamie Beryl, Lindsay Leigh and Sarah Emily. She wed Jeff Konigsberg in 2000 and they have four children with two sets of twins — Max and Kate, and Jack and Kimberly. They were born with the assistance of a surrogate mother. She then became a spokeswoman of surrogacy.

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