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Joan Lunden is an American journalist and television host

InformationDetail
BirthdaySeptember 19, 1950
NationalityAmerican
FamousMedia Personalities, Journalists
City/StateCalifornia
SpousesJeff Konigsberg (m. 2000), Michael A. Krauss (m. 1978–1992)
Known asJoan Elise Blunden
ChildrensJack Konigsberg, Jamie Krauss, Kate Elizabeth Konigsberg, Kimberly Konigsberg, Lindsay Kraus, Max Aaron Konigsberg, Sarah Emily Krauss
Universities
  • California State University
  • Sacramento
  • Universidad de Las Americas
Birth PlaceFair Oaks, California
Height163
GenderFemale
FatherDr. Erle Murray Blunden
MotherGladyce Lorraine Blunden
Sun SignVirgo
Born inFair Oaks, California
Famous asJournalist
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Who is Joan Lunden?

Joan Lunden, born as Joan Elise Blunden, is an American journalist and television host. As of 2014, she was a special correspondent for NBC's news and talk program ‘Today’. She has also served in the network ABC in the past when she was the co-host of ‘Good Morning America’. In addition, she is known for hosting the A&E cable network program ‘Biography’ and ‘Behind Closed Doors’ as well as the lifetime series ‘Health Corner’. She is also a writer and has authored numerous books including ‘Joan Lunden's Healthy Living ', 'Mother's Minutes', 'Your Newborn Baby' and 'Joan Lunden's Healthy Cooking '. Talking about her awards and honors, Lunden has received many accolades till date, including the National Women's Political Caucus Award, Spirit of Achievement Award from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New Jersey Division of Civil Rights Award, YWCA Outstanding Woman's Award, Matrix Award from The New York Association for Women in Communications and Baylor University Outstanding Woman of the Year award. Also, National Mother's Day Committee honoured her with the title "Mother of the Year" for her dedication to motherhood. The American journalist earned the WWE's second annual Warrior Award in 2016.

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Career

Joan Lunden started her journalistic career at KCRA-TV. Then she went on to work in New York's WABC-TV’s program ‘Eyewitness News’ in 1975. She began co-anchoring the weekend newscasts as well. After this, she joined GMA as a feature news reporter and later served as a fill-in co-host for ABC's coverage of Winter Olympics.

Lunden spent many years of her journalistic career hosting with ABC's Charlie Gibson. From the 1970s through the 1990s, her popularity on the GMA program gave her the opportunity to interview many U.S. Presidents and First Ladies including Gerald and Betty Ford, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and George and Barbara Bush, to name a few.

As a host, Lunden hosted the A&E cable network show ‘Behind Closed Doors’. She also guest-hosted the network’s show ‘Biography’ on several occasions. Besides these, she hosted DirectTV's series titled ‘Hometown Heroes’ and also ‘America's Invisible Children’. Currently, she hosts the Lifetime series ‘Health Corner’.

Personal Life

Joan Lunden was born as Joan Elise Blunden on September 19, 1950 in Fair Oaks, California, USA, to Gladyce Lorraine and Dr. Erle Murray Blunden. She received her liberal arts degree from the California State University, Sacramento. After this, she studied anthropology and Spanish at the Universidad de Las Americas.

Talking about her love life, the American journalist was married to TV/radio personality Michael A. Krauss from 1978 to 1992. The couple had three daughters: Sarah Emily Krauss, Lindsay Leigh Krauss, and Jamie Beryl Krauss before getting divorced. Lunden then went on to marry Jeff Konigsberg in 2000. The couple has four kids. On June 24, 2014, the journalist disclosed that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She then underwent surgery to remove the cancerous lumps, followed by chemotherapy and radiation to completely destroy the remaining cancer cells. As of 2018, she is healthy and cancer-free.

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  • // 19th Sep 1950
    Joan Lunden was born as Joan Elise Blunden on September 19, 1950 in Fair Oaks, California, USA, to Gladyce Lorraine and Dr. Erle Murray Blunden. She received her liberal arts degree from the California State University, Sacramento. After this, she studied anthropology and Spanish at the Universidad de Las Americas.
  • // 1970 To 1990
    Lunden spent many years of her journalistic career hosting with ABC's Charlie Gibson. From the 1970s through the 1990s, her popularity on the GMA program gave her the opportunity to interview many U.S. Presidents and First Ladies including Gerald and Betty Ford, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and George and Barbara Bush, to name a few.
  • // 1975
    Joan Lunden started her journalistic career at KCRA-TV. Then she went on to work in New York's WABC-TV’s program ‘Eyewitness News’ in 1975. She began co-anchoring the weekend newscasts as well. After this, she joined GMA as a feature news reporter and later served as a fill-in co-host for ABC's coverage of Winter Olympics.

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  • What is Joan Lunden birthday?

    Joan Lunden was born at 1950-09-19

  • Where is Joan Lunden's birth place?

    Joan Lunden was born in Fair Oaks, California

  • What is Joan Lunden nationalities?

    Joan Lunden's nationalities is American

  • Who is Joan Lunden spouses?

    Joan Lunden's spouses is Jeff Konigsberg (m. 2000), Michael A. Krauss (m. 1978–1992)

  • Who is Joan Lunden childrens?

    Joan Lunden's childrens is Jack Konigsberg, Jamie Krauss, Kate Elizabeth Konigsberg, Kimberly Konigsberg, Lindsay Kraus, Max Aaron Konigsberg, Sarah Emily Krauss

  • What was Joan Lunden universities?

    Joan Lunden studied at California State University, Sacramento, Universidad de Las Americas

  • How tall is Joan Lunden?

    Joan Lunden's height is 163

  • Who is Joan Lunden's father?

    Joan Lunden's father is Dr. Erle Murray Blunden

  • Who is Joan Lunden's mother?

    Joan Lunden's mother is Gladyce Lorraine Blunden

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    Joan Lunden is Virgo

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