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Joan Lunden

Facts of Joan Lunden

Date of Birth: 1950 , September-19
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 4 Inch
Name Joan Lunden
Birth Name Joan Elise Blunden
Father Erle Murray Blunden
Mother Gladyce Lorraine
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Fair Oaks, California
Profession Journalist
Working For ABC's Good Morning America (GMA)
Married Yes
Married to Jeff Konigsberg
Children Jamie Beryl Krauss, Lindsay Leigh Krauss and Sarah Emily Krauss
Divorce Michael A. Krauss
Online Presence Facebook,Twitter,Wiki

Quick Timeline of Joan Lunden

1950 born on Fair Oaks, California united states
1973 Hired as a trainee for KCRA's news department
1980 joined on GMA
2000 married to Jeff Konigsberg

Detail Timeline of Joan Lunden

September 19 , 1950

born on Fair Oaks, California united states

Joan Lunden was born in Fair Oaks, California united states. Gladyce Lorraine and Erle Murray Blunden are her parents. Lunden changed her ethnicity to Judaism after marrying Krauss. She studied anthropology in the previous Mexico City site of Universidad de Las Americas.


Hired as a trainee for KCRA's news department

Joan Lunden was hired as a trainee for KCRA's news department. After two year she rose up the rank and she became a weather person, reporter, and anchor for the station. Later she she took a job at WABC


joined on GMA

With David Hartman, Joan Lunden joined on GMA as a host serving the main host for the show. Lunden and her husband, producer Michael Krauss, were also expecting with their first child when she took the job at GMA in an odd twist of fate.



married to Jeff Konigsberg

Joan Lunden married to Jeff Konigsberg after the divorce with Michael A. Krauss. She already had three children with Krauss. Later she had four children with Jeff Konigsberg. Now she is living with together Jeff Konigsberg.


Joan Lunden is an American journalist, television host, and author as well. As of 2019, she is the special correspondent for NBC's Today. Besides, she is a married woman and has 7 children with her husband.

Joan Lunden's Childhood and Education

Joan Lunden, born Joan Elise Blunden, is a popular journalist from Fair Oaks, California, United States. She is the daughter of her mother, Gladyce Lorraine, and her father Erle Murray Blunden, a physician.

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She studied anthropology at the previous Mexico City site of Universidad de Las Americas. She started her profession in California city.

Joan Lunden's Author and Hosting Career

She is a successful journalist, an author, and a host of the television show. She hosted the television show on KCRA’s channels.

She is also known for hosting Behind Closed Doors, a documentary seriesLikewise, Joan Lunden has also guest-hosted A&E's Biography. 

apart from hosting shows Joan Lunden is also an actress and has acted in movies like Conspiracy Theory (1997), starring Mel Gibson, Patrick Stewart, and Julia Roberts.

In 1982-1983 Joan Lunden was nominated and got voted for the "career mother of the year" by the nationwide organization of baby services.

She got abundant honors and awards. After bravely battling breast cancer for nine months, Joan Lunden is now in remission.

Joan Lunden's personal life(marriage and children)

Joan Lunden married her long-term boyfriend Michael A. Krauss in 1978. Although the couple spent a good time together, they couldn't continue their relationship for a long time and they divorced in 1992.

Before the divorce, the husband and wife gave birth to 3 children Jamie Beryl Krauss, Lindsay Leigh Krauss, and Sarah Emily Krauss.

Who is She Currently Married to? Her Husband at present

On April 18, 2000, she again tied the knot but with her new boyfriend Jeff Konigsberg. Now her married life with her spouse is going smoothly.

Do they have children together?

Joan Lunden has four kids together with her second husband Jeff. 

Joan Lunden Net Worth & Earnings

She has a net worth of around $25 million, as of 2019. She receives a good amount of salary as well. Her annual salary is $1 million.

So looking towards her earning, we can analyze that she is one of the highest-earning journalists and she has a good financial status. She is also said to own several real estate properties with huge market value.