Joan Lunden Health, Cancer, Children, Gay, Family, Net Worth, Today

By Staff Writer | Published On: 17 Jun, 2017
Joan Lunden Health, Cancer, Children, Gay, Family, Net Worth, Today

Quick Information

Date of Birth September 19, 1950 Age 70 Years 9 Month(s)
Nationality American Profession Journalist
Marital Status Married Husband/Spouse Jeff Konigsberg (m. 2000), Michael A. Krauss (m. 1978–1992)
Divorced/Engaged Yes (Once) Gay/Lesbain No
Ethnicity White Net Worth $25 Million
Social Media Facebook, Instagram, Twitter Children/Kids Two Sons, Five Daughter
Height 5 Feet 4 Inches Education California State University
Parents Erle Murray Blunden (Father), Gladyce Lorraine Blunden (Mother)

If you have watched ABC’s Good Morning America and seen Joan Lunden co-hosting it, you know who she is. She is a journalist and a television host. But if you’ve got no idea about the show but have read her books, you know she is an author. This amalgamation of being a journalist, television host and an author gives her a unique identity which is the reason why she is admired by many. It’s only human nature to want to know more about such personalities and here is the perfect place you have chosen to quench the thirst of curiosity.

First and foremost, we would like to give you a short tour about her professional life. Her first initiation towards her career was to get a news anchor job at KCRA-TV. From those old days till today, she has remained very successful in her working life. The evidence to it is she has reported from twenty-six countries and has performed many remarkable works that include coverage of four presidents, two royal weddings, and five Olympic games.

 She has also interviewed U.S Presidents and First Ladies like Bill and Hillary Clinton, Ronald and Nancy Regan and others. She has also made a record to be one of the three American journalists to interview Prince Charles while he came to visit U.S at 1983. When the work would demand her to be an athlete, she would let go of the fact that she is a lady and showed her sporting spirit too.

If you don’t believe, she climbed and rappelled Alaska’s famed Mendenhall Glacier, bungee-jumped off a 143-foot bridge, navigated the whitewater rapids of Georgia and paraglided off a 2000 foot mountain. Apart from journalism, she has been a prolific writer too. She has authored eight books till today. So money doesn’t seem to be a major problem in her life. Her net worth is $25 million.

Shifting to the next chapter of her life that is her personal life, she was married to Michael A. Krauss in 1978. But their relationship failed as it ended in divorce in 1992. They were once leading a happy family is the parent of three children. The children are all daughters. Then in her single life, she got the company of a new husband in the year 2000. That year she married Jeff Konigsberg.

With him, she has borne four children- two sets of twins. The babies were born with the help of a surrogate mother. From then on like the people who are supporting gay and lesbian rights these days, she has also been speaking for surrogacy.

 In 2014, she had to face a deadly incident in her health which is she had breast cancer. However, through those hard days, she kept her faith strong, and that is how she became successful to win the battle with cancer. Today, we can find her in good health.

Her bio discloses that she was born on September 19, 1950, in Fair Oaks, California. For her education, she went to California State University, Sacramento to get the liberal arts degree and later again studied Spanish and anthropology in Universidad de Las Americas. She is of American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. She has got the great appearance and many like her haircut too.