Lara Spencer is an American television presenter best known for being the co-anchor for ABC's Good Morning America. Previously the host of Insider, Lara is also a correspondent for Nightline and ABC News.
Lara Spencer was born as Lara Christine Von Seelen in Garden City, New York, U.S. to Richard von Seelen and Carolyn von Seelen. She graduated from Garden City High School in 1987 and attended Pennsylvania State University on an athletic scholarship from where she graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She was named All American Athlete in 1991.
While she was at the University she joined NBC page program and began serving as a volunteer. Spencer then found a spot at WDEF-TV and she has her hands as a reporter, anchor, producer, and cameraman. With a year of association with WDEF-TV, she joined News 12 Long Island and two years later she worked as an anchor for 3 AM news at WABC-TV.
While at WABC-TV she rose to fame after she covered the news about the TWA Flight 800 crash in 1996. Three years later, in 1999, she joined ABC's Good Morning America as a national correspondent. In 2014, she finalized her deal with ABC.
Spencer is also a TV producer and has created and co-produced a game show, It's Worth What?. The show aired during 2011' summer on NBC. She has created and produced the other 2 shows: I Brake for Yard Sales and Flea Market Flip. Flea Market Flip airs on Great American Country.
Spencer has published two books to date, first I Brake Yard Sales released in April 2012 and the second Flea Market Fabulous: Designing Gorgeous Rooms with Vintage Treasures released on September 16, 2014.
In 2017, Spencer hosted the limited series People Icons.
Talking about her personal life, she was a married woman. On the 30th September 2000, Lara married David Haffenreffer, a Real Estate Broker as well as the former anchor of the show, Ahead of the Curve.
The couple lived together for 15 years and shared 2 children: Duff Haffenreffer (born in 2002) and Katharine Paige Haffenreffer (born in 2004), before divorcing on June 18, 2015.
Currently, Lara is in a relationship with her millionaire boyfriend Rick McVey. The couple started dating in 2016 and got engaged in January 2018 after dating for 2 years.
Spencer, with her earnings from, journalism, TV shows, and her book sales have accumulated a huge net worth. As of 2018, Lara's estimated net worth is $6 million, while her annual salary from ABC is around $800,000 joined by $3 million revenue with her business line.