Richest Celebrities

Joan Lunden Net Worth

Joan Lunden Net Worth is
$25 Million

Joan Lunden Bio/Wiki 2018

Produced Joan Elise Blunden in Fair Oaks, CA on September 19, 1950, Joan Lunden is an American journalist, author and television host. She is the daughter of Gladyce Lorraine Somervill and Erle Murray Blunden who was a physician. Lunden has a liberal arts degree from Sacramento State University. She also studied Spanish and anthropology in the former Mexico City campus of Universidad de Las Americas. She taught a class in broadcast journalism as a visiting instructor at Montclair State College in New Jersey.

Joan Lunden Net Worth $25 Million

Lunden started her broadcasting career in Sacramento, CA when she worked for KCRA TV and Radio as a co-anchor of the daily noon TV news program. She’s also produced the noon news program and hosted KCRA’s TV specials. She joined New York’s WABC-TV Eyewitness News in 1975. Her name was changed to Lunden to avoid being called ‘Blunder.’ She joined Good Morning America in the autumn of 1976 as a feature news/consumer reporter. She afterwards became fill-in cohost when former cohost Sandy Hill left to focus on ABCs coverage of the Winter Olympics. Her popularity led to her fast promotion as cohost to the initial host David Hartman. She left GMA in 1997 and she later on spent her career as a host in ABC with Charlie Gibson.

Lunden is focused on family and civic responsibility. The New York Women in Communications honored her with a Matrix Award for her outstanding contributions in the field of broadcasting. Joan Lunden has appeared as a guest host in the program Biography and also the Biography Channel. She is the host of DirectTV’s series Hometown Heroes and the Emmy-winning particular America’s Invisible Children. Joan currently hosts Health Corner, a Lifetime series sponsored by Walgreens. As an author, she’s eight published novels. Joan contributes to Fox News Special Royal Wedding and covered the wedding of Princess Diana in 1981.

Joan is married to Michael A. Krauss in 1978 where she converted to Judaism and divorced in 1992. The had three daughters — Jamie Beryl, Lindsay Leigh and Sarah Emily. She wed Jeff Konigsberg in 2000 and the have four kids with two sets of twins — Max and Kate, and Jack and Kimberly. The were born with the support of a surrogate mother. She then became a spokeswoman of surrogacy.

Full NameJoan Lunden
Net Worth$25 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 9, 1950
Place Of BirthFair Oaks, California, United States
ProfessionJournalist, TV Journalist, Actor, Screenwriter, Author, Newscaster
EducationUniversidad de las Américas Puebla, California State University, Sacramento
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseJeff Konigsberg (m. 2000), Michael A. Krauss (m. 1978–1992)
ChildrenJamie Krauss, Sarah Emily Krauss, Lindsay Kraus
ParentsGladyce Lorraine Blunden, Erle Murray Blunden
NicknamesJoan Elise Blunden
NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Program
MoviesConspiracy Theory, What About Bob?
TV ShowsGood Morning America, Biography, Wickedly Perfect, Behind Closed Doors
1Her daughter, Lindsey Kraus Weinberg, gave birth to daughter Parker Leigh Weinberg, on Aug. 30, 2014.
2Joan's mother died in 2013.
3Has been diagnosed with breast cancer [June 24, 2014].
4In June 2015, one year after being diagnosed with breast cancer she is now cancer free.
5Her father was a cancer surgeon. Joan originally wanted to follow in his footsteps and become a doctor.
6Currently is the official spokesperson for A Place For Mom.
7Greenwich, Connecticut [November 2004]
8Welcomed a second set of twins to her family, Kimberly Elise & Jack Andrew. First set of twins Kate & Max were also delivered by a surrogate mom. [March 2005]
9Release of her book, "Joan Lunden's Healthy Living: A Practical, Inspirationl Guide to Creating Balance in Your Life". [1997]
10Release of her book, "Joan Lunden's Healty Cooking". [1996]
11Release of her book, "Joan Lunden's a Bend in the Road is Not the End of the Road: 10 Positive Principles for Dealing with Change". [1998]
12Daughter, Lindsey Kraus is engaged. Daughter Sarah Kraus works for Bravo network.
13Her mother is in a senior living facility, afflicted with Alzheimer's.
14Her brother, who had diabetes, died in 2007 [2010].
15Fox News Special Royal Wedding contributor. Covered Princess Diana's wedding in 1981.
16Was once a beat reporter for WABC-TV's Eyewitness News in New York City.
17Her husband, Jeff Konigsberg, owns two summer camps in Maine - Camp Takajo (for boys), located in Naples, Maine, and Tripp Lake Camp (for girls),located in Poland, Maine. The girl's camp is run by his sister, Nancy Konigsberg Levy.
18(1,March 2005) second set of twins were born, a girl, Kimberly Elise (6lbs. 12ozs) and a boy, Jack Andrew (7lbs. 9oz). Kimberly and Jack were delivered by the same surrogate mom, Deborah Bolig in a Cincinnati hospital.
19Daughter Sarah Kraus is now 17 and attends Greenwich High School in Greenwich, Connecticut. She was recently accepted at the University of Pennsylvania, where her mother is on the board of trustees. [2004]
2010 June 2003 - Joan & husband Jeff Konigsberg became the parents of twins - Kate Elizabeth & Max Aaron, delivered by a surrogate mother in Cincinnati.
21Daughter Lindsey Kraus attends the University of Pennsylvania (as of 2002).
22Graduated high school at 16.
23Father died in plane crash when she was 13.
24Daughters with Michael Krauss: Jamie Krauss Hess, Lindsey Kraus and Sarah Kraus.


Thank You for Smoking2005Joan Lunden
Home Improvement1998TV SeriesBarbara Canfield
Conspiracy Theory1997TV Announcer
What About Bob?1991TV Announcer
Macho Callahan1970Saloon Girl (uncredited)


Behind Closed Doors1998TV Movie


Lifeline: The Vital Role of Nurses in Health CareTV Movie documentary completedHerself - Narrator
Today2014-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Dr. Oz Show2014TV SeriesHerself
WWF Raw2014TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHerself
Extra2014TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America1984-2014TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host / Herself / Herself - Co-Anchor / ...
Omg! Insider2014TV SeriesHerself
The View2005-2014TV SeriesHerself
Marie2013TV Series documentary
The 36th Annual Gracie Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
Taking Care with Joan Lunden2010TV SeriesHerself-Host
The Wendy Williams Show2010TV SeriesHerself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHerself
Rachael Ray2007TV SeriesHerself
America's Invisible Children: The Homeless Education Crisis in America2007TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHerself
Wickedly Perfect2005TV SeriesHerself - Host
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2005TV SeriesHerself
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHerself
20/202003TV Series documentaryHerself
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration2003TV Special documentaryHerself
The Real Story2002TV SeriesTV Announcer
Salt Lake 2002: Paralympic Winter Games2002TV Mini-SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-2001TV SeriesHerself
LeTourneau Live2000TV MovieHerself
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart1999TV SeriesHerself
Behind Closed Doors1998TV MovieHerself - Host
LateLine1998TV SeriesHerself
Murphy Brown1992-1997TV SeriesHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1993-1997TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996-1997TV SeriesHerself
Charlie Rose1997TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Behind Closed Doors with Joan Lunden1996TV Series documentaryHost
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1996TV SeriesHerself
Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade1995TV MovieHerself - Host
Howard Stern1995TV SeriesHerself
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home1995Herself
Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade1994TV MovieHerself - Host
The 21st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1994TV SpecialHerself
Intimate Portrait1993TV Series documentaryHerself
Kathie Lee Gifford's Celebration of Motherhood1993TV MovieHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael1993TV SeriesHerself
Walt Disney World Happy Easter Parade1992TV SpecialHerself - Host
Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade1992TV SpecialHerself - Host
Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade1991TV SpecialHost
Sing! Sesame Street Remembers Joe Raposo and His Music1990TV Movie documentaryHerself
Everyday with Joan Lunden1990TV Series documentaryHerself - Host
Donahue1985-1990TV SeriesHerself
The 10th Annual National CableACE Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
The New Hollywood Squares1987TV SeriesGuest Appearance
The Late Show1986TV SeriesHerself
Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade1985TV SpecialHerself - Host
The Secret World of the Very Young1984TV MovieHerself
Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade1983TV MovieHerself - Host
Mother's Day1983TV Series documentaryHerself - Host (1983-1989)
Eyewitness News1968TV SeriesNew York Reporter & Anchor (1976-1980)

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHerself
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy2010Video documentaryHerself
Biography2007TV Series documentaryHerself
A Most Unlikely Hero2006DocumentaryHerself

Won Awards

2011GracieGracie Allen AwardsOutstanding Talk Show - Entertainment/InformationTaking Care with Joan Lunden (2010)

Nominated Awards

1996Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class ProgramGood Morning America (1975)
1995Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class ProgramGood Morning America (1975)
1994Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class ProgramGood Morning America (1975)
1991Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class ProgramGood Morning America (1975)
1990Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class ProgramGood Morning America (1975)
1987ACECableACE AwardsInformational HostMother's Day (1983)
1985ACECableACE AwardsInformational HostMother's Day (1983)
1984ACECableACE AwardsProgram HostessMother's Day (1983)
IMDB Wikipedia

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *