Joan Lunden Bio, Career, ABC, Age, Education, Family, Husband and Net Worth

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Who Is Joan Lunden?

Joan Lunden is an American author, journalist, and television host. In addition, she was the ABC’s Good Morning America, where she served from 1980 to 1997.

As an autho0r she has written eight books. Furthermore, she has also appeared on biography programs and Biography  Channels. I 2014, she became the new correspondent for NBC’s Today and in 2021, she was started hosting the PBS program the second edition.


Good Morning America

She began her career in 1975 after she was hired by New York’s  WABC-TV  Eyewitness News. At this time her name was changed to avoid being called Blunder. Moreover, after serving for one year she was promoted to being a co-anchor on the weekend newscast. In 1976, she joined GMA as a feature news/ Consumer reporter, and she subsequently became fill-in co-host when former co-host Sandy Hill Left to work on ABC’s Coverage of the 1976 Winter Olympics.

As a result of her influence, she was quickly promoted to co-host with David Hartman, the program’s original host in 1980. After a  while, she spent most of her time co-hosting with ABC’s Charlie Gibson. In addition, Juan covered 26 countries and also covered four presidents. Moreover, she covered two royal weddings and Olympic Games.

From the 1970s to the 1990s, her popularity on the GMA program allowed her to interview Presidents and First Ladies such as Gerald and Betty Ford, Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, George and Barbara Bush, Bill, and Hillary Clinton, and Texas Governor George W. Bush and Laura Bush prior to his election as president in 2000.

Furthermore, she traveled the world as a co-host of GMA, covering historic events such as the 50th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe) in 1995. Moreover, she also covered the 50th anniversary of D-Day in 1944, the 1984 and 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo and Calgary.

In addition, she also covered Prince Charles’ wedding and Diana, Princess of Wales. Furthermore, Juan covered three presidents’ administrations and inaugurations: Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan. During Prince Charles’ visit to the United States in 1983, she was one of just three American journalists to interview him.

She was well known for her willingness to take risks in her role as a host. At one time she climbed and rappeled Alaska’s famed Mendenhall Glacier and bungee-jumped off a 143-foot bridge and paraglided off a 143-foot mountain. This was during the program’s highly rated trip to New Zealand. In addition, she also went through the whitewater rapids of a Georgia river from a GMA show in 1994. After working for 17 years as the co-host she left the show in 1995 and her last day was on 5th September 1997.

A photo of Joan Lunden
A photo of Joan Lunden

Hosting Career and Other Work

As a host, she hosted a program titled Behind Closed Doors (originally shown on ABC as occasional primetime specials; 1996-2001) was an on-location, undercover reporter program on A&E cable network. Moreover, she has appeared on A&E’s Biography as a guest host on several occasions. Her most recent television appearances include anchoring Hometown Heroes on DirectTV and the Emmy-winning special America’s Invisible Children.

In addition, she is the host of Health Corner, a Walgreens-sponsored Lifetime series. At the moment she is the spokesperson for A Place for Mom, a national referral service for senior care. She is also a public speaker who advocates for breast cancer awareness.


As a television personality, she has received several honors and awards, including the Spirit of Achievement Award from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition, she was also voted in as Career Mother of the Year by the National Institute of infant Services. Furthermore, in 1982 -1983, she was honored for her dedication to motherhood. In addition, she was also named Mother of the Year by the National Mother’s Day Committee. Furthermore, she has been a national spokesperson for mothers against drunk driving.

In 1989, she hosted ABC’s broadcast of the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California until 1991. Moreover, from 1983 to 1996, she was the host of the Walt Disney World Easter and Christmas Parade along with Alan Thicke and Regis Philbin.

Lunden received a Matrix Award from New York Women in Communications in April 1991 for her “exceptional contributions to the broadcasting sector.” In the films Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home and Thank You for Smoking, Lunden played herself. In 2004, she was again featured on the cover of Woman’s Day.

Furthermore, she is active in a number of personal projects, including Camp Reveille, a summer weekend vacation in Naples, Maine for women of all ages.

Lunden is a board member of PassportMD, an online personal health record system that uses Microsoft HealthVault to help families keep track of and organize their family’s medical records.

Moreover, she received the WWE’s second annual Warrior Award during the 2016 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, April 2, 2016, it was announced on March 28, 2016.

How Old Is Joan Lunden?

She was born on September 19, 1950 (age 70 as of 2021)

Joan Lunden Family

Who are His Parents?

She was born in Sacramento County as the daughter of Gladyce Blunden and Dr. Erle Murrays Blunden, a physician.

Does She Have Siblings?

At the moment much is not known about his siblings, in case of any information, we will update it as soon as possible.

Joan Lunden Education

She attended California State University, where she earned her Liberal Arts degree. After that, she joined the Mexico City campus of Universidad de Las Americas, where she was studying Spanish and anthropology.

Joan Lunden Husband

Currently, she is married to Jeff Konigsberg, the owner of Camp Takajo. The two got married on April 18th, 2000.


Initially, she was married to Michael A. Krauss, the two married in 1978 and divorced in 1992.

Joan Lunden

She has seven children, she shares three daughters with her first husband and four children with her current husband.

Joan Lunden Height

Her actual height is not available at the moment in case of any information we will update it as soon as possible.

Joan Lunden Net Worth

Her Net Worth is estimated to be $1.2 million

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