A talented Joan Lunden is a journalist, TV host as well as an author who was the co-host of the ABC’s Good Morning American from the year 1980 till 1997. In addition to that, Joan has also authored eight books and he had also made her appearance on Biography program as well as Biography Channel. As of the year 2014, Joan is a special correspondent for the Today show that airs on the NBC.
She has been active in this field since the year 1975 and since then, she has been very much popular and garnered a huge number of fans following. The first news anchor job of Joan was at the Channel 3. She started her broadcasting career in the Sacramento, California. There, she used to work for Channel 3 as well as Radio as a co-anchor of daily noon TV news program. She also produced noon news broadcast as well as hosted the KCRA’s TV specials.
It was in the year 1975 when she joined the New York’s WABC-TV Eyewitness News. After a year, she became the co-anchor on weekend newscasts. She then joined the GMA in fall of 1976 as the feature news/ consumer reporter and later, she became a fill-in co-host when the former co-host Sandy Hill left the work on the coverage of ABC of Winter Olympics. As co-host of GMA, she had traveled the world covering the historic events such as 50th anniversary of V Day, 50th anniversary of D-Day, as well as wedding of Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales.
Moving on to her personal life biography, Joan is a married woman. She has married twice and divorced once. At first, she was married to her then husband Michael Krauss whom she exchnaged his vows on 10th September of the year 1978. She remained with Michael until they got divorced in 1992. Joan also has three children together with her first husband who are named as Jamie Beryl Krauss, Lindsay Leigh Krauss and Sarah Emily Krauss.
After that, she married to her second husband Jeff Konigsberg with whom she is currently married. The couple tied their knot on 18th April of 2000 and they also have four children together with each other. Joan revealed on 24th June of 2014 on the Good Morning America that she has been diagnosed with the breast cancer.
A native of Fair Oaks, California, United States, Joan Lunden came into this world on 19th September of the year 1950 which has now made her at the age of 65. Although she is known by the name Joan Lunden, as a child, she was named as Joan Elise Blunden by her parents. She is the daughter of Glaryce Lorraine and Dr. Erle Murray Blunden who was a physician.
She went to get her education from the Sacramento State University from where she earned a liberal arts degree. She also attended the California State University and later studied the Spanish as well as anthropology at former Mexico City campus of the Universidad de Las Americas. There is no news found about her height. Besides that, she can also be followed in Instagram and Twitter account.