Joan Lunden Bio, Married, Husband, Net Worth, Ethnicity, ABC

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Joan Lunden: Biography in Details

Who is Joan Lunden?

Joan Lunden is an American actress and writer. In addition, she is also a journalist and a television host.

She served as the co-host of ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ from 1980 to 1997. Additionally, she is currently a special correspondent for NBC’s ‘Today’.

Joan Lunden: Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

Joan Lunden was born in Fair Oaks, California on September 19, 1950. Later, she grew up in Sacramento during her childhood.

She is the daughter of Gladyce Lorraine Blunden(mother) and Dr. Erle Murray Blunden(father), a physician.

She is of American nationality and her ethnicity is North American.

Furthermore, Joan Lunden had quite a rough early life after the loss of her father, in a plane crash when she was only 13 years old. She does not have any siblings.


Talking about her educational background, Joan attended California State University. She earned a Liberal Arts degree from there.

Later, she studied Spanish and anthropology at the former Mexico City campus of Universidad de Las Americas.

In addition, Joan Lunden was also a visiting instructor at Montclair State College in New Jersey, where she taught a course in broadcast journalism.

Joan Lunden: Career, Profession

Initially, Joan Lunden was hired as a trainee for KCRA’s news department in 1973. Soon, she rose to the ranks.

She was already a weather person, reporter, and anchor for the station by 1975.

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Later, she became involved with WABC. Eventually, she joined ‘Good Morning America’ as a host. This was a big break for the American journalist.

In the show, Joan helped break new ground by talking openly on air about her pregnancy.

Later, after her previous partner David Hartman retired, Charles Gibson was brought on board as her new co-host.

The longtime viewers of the show loved the new pair. However, she departed from the show in June 1997. She then continued working in television.

Afterward, Joan Lunden created a new series called ‘Behind Closed Doors with Joan Lunden’. She has appeared in other several television shows.

Some of them include ‘Graves’, ‘Thank You for Smoking’, ‘Home Improvement’, ‘Conspiracy Theory, ‘What About Bob?’ and others.

In June 2014, she revealed that she had breast cancer. Next, she shared her medical condition with fans on her website.

Additionally, some of the books she has written are ‘Growing up Healthy: Protecting your child now through Adulthood’, ‘Joan Lunden’s Healthy Living, ‘Joan Lunden’s Healthy Cooking’, and ‘Your Newborn Baby’ and others.

Joan Lunden garnered the CableACE Awards nominations in 1987, 1985, and 1984 for ‘Mother’s Day.

Additionally, she was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Awards in 1990, 1991, 1994,1995, and 1996 for ‘Good Morning America’.

Joan Lunden won the Gracie Allen Award in 2011 for ‘Taking Care with Joan Lunden’. In addition, she received the Spirit of Achievement Award from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Joan Lunden was also honored by New York Women in Communications with a Matrix Award for her “outstanding contributions to the broadcasting field.”

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Joan Lunden: Salary, Net Worth

Joan Lunden’s salary is around $ 1 million per annum.

Joan Lunden has an estimated net worth of $ 25 million.

Joan Lunden: Rumors, Controversy/Scandal

Joan Lunden became the talk of the month after she became diagnosed with breast cancer.

Joan Lunden shared her battle with cancer and how she recovered. Currently, there are no rumors or controversies concerning her.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

Talking about her body measurement, Joan has a height of 5 feet 4 inches. She weighs 56 kg.

Additionally, her hair color is blonde and her eye color is dark brown.

Joan Lunden has a body measurement of 36-23-37 inches and wears a bra size of 32B.

Joan Lunden wears a shoe size of 7.5 US and her dress size is unknown.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Joan Lunden is quite active on social media. She has a huge number of followers on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter as well as Instagram.

She has more than 19.9K followers on Twitter.

In addition, she has more than 15.2K followers on Instagram.

Similarly, her Facebook page has more than 71.2K followers and 5.4k subscribers on the Youtube channel.

Joan Lunden’s Anniversary Dates

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Joan Lunden’s Birthday Dates

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