Lots of things happen to women just because they are women. Joan Lunden is a journalist, an author and television host who had to depart from the network she worked for 20 years just because she was a woman who aged a little. The popular co-host of Good Morning America and author of eight books has also appeared on the Biography program. She has graced the cover of more than 40 magazines and has had a significant influence on women all over the world.
Joan Lunden’s Career in Journalism:
The hugely popular host of the television began her career back in 1975 at New Yorks WABC-TV Eyewitness News and became a co-anchor of weekend newscasts a year later. She reported from across 26 countries while working for the channel and she has covered five Olympic Games, four presidents, and two royal weddings.
She has interviewed the likes of some families of Presidents like Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, George and Barbara Bush along with Bill and Hillary Clinton among many. She left the ABC News after being asked to leave and joined Retirement Living as a TV host/reporter. She currently is a special correspondent for NBC Today Show.
Joan Lunden’s Net Worth and Salary:
The journalist is one of the best in the industry. She has a reported net worth of $25 million. The celebrated host also receives a generous amount of salary from her work in some of the great TV shows. She is currently a news correspondent and host of the shows like Biography, Behind Closed Doors and Americas Invisible Children.
She has authored multiple books which have sold a large number of copies across the world. She has actively worked for charity and causes and has an involvement in organizations like American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, and Michael Bolton Charities.
Battle with Breast Cancer!!
The journalist revealed that she had breast cancer in June 2014. She shared the information via her website where she stated that the doctors discovered during and ultrasound. She also confirmed that it was in early stages and was curable with the use of chemotherapy. After being treated, the outspoken advocate for women's health issues shared her experience with the disease and life after that. As of now, she is 100% cancer-free.
How’s Her Life with Husband and Children?
Joan is a perfect host and an author, but she is even better as a woman. The woman with a class and a classy haircut first met and fell for the television producer and interviewer Michael A. Krauss. The couple tied the knot and married in 1978 and had three children together, daughters Jamie Beryl, Lindsay Leigh Krauss, and Sarah Emily Krauss. The decision of divorce between the couple after being together for more than 14 years surprised many along with her decision to Leave GMA a short time after.
After being a single mother for a long time, being called a gay and traveling the world with her young children, the Inductee of WWE Hall Of Fame then went on to marry a summer camp owner Jeff Konigsberg. Although a decade junior to her, she seems to have found the comfort in him and after three years of being together, they had twins Kate and Max through a surrogate mother.
She has compared to taking care of the twins as taking care of her third child Sarah and but said that she has been even more healthy and fit than before. She had another set of twins, also through a surrogate and had become a spokeswoman for surrogacy. She is enjoying life with children and family at the time along with her job.
Joan Lunden's Short Bio:
As per the wiki, Joan Elise Blunden currently aged 66 was born on 19th September 1950 in Fair Oaks, California, U.S. She was born to parents Erle Murray Blunden and Gladyce Lorraine Blunden. The American National graduated from the California State University, Sacramento and belonged to white ethnicity. After the battle with cancer, she has been healthy and has perfect body shape and measurements with the height of 5 feet and 7 inches.