Joan Lunden
Joan Lunden
Real Name/Full Name Joan Elise Blunden
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Joan Lunden
Birth Place: Fair Oaks, California, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 19 September 1950
Age/How Old: 73 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 162 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 4″
Weight: In Kilograms –  56 Kg
In Pounds – 123.459  lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Brown blonde
Parents Name: Father – Dr. Erle Murray Blunden
Mother – Gladyce Lorraine Blunden
Siblings: Jeff
School: Bella Vista High School
College: California State University, Sacramento
Universidad de las Américas Puebla
Religion: Judaism
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Jeff Konigsberg (M. 2000), Michael A. Krauss (M. 1978–1992)
Kids/Children Name: Jack Konigsberg, Jamie Krauss, Kate Elizabeth Konigsberg, Kimberly Konigsberg, Lindsay Kraus, Max Aaron Konigsberg, Sarah Emily Krauss
Profession: Journalist and an author, Tv Host, News Anchor, talk show host
Net Worth: $30 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Joan Lunden, born Joan Elise Blunden, is a well-known American television personality and journalist. She was a special reporter for NBC’s news and chat show “Today” from 2014 to 2015. She was formerly the co-host of ABC’s morning program “Good Morning America.”  She has previously hosted the Lifetime series “Food Corner” and the A&E cable network programs Behind Closed Doors and Biography. Minutes, Joan Lunden’s Healthy Cooking, and The Newborn Baby are among her published works. Lunden has won several awards and distinctions throughout her career.

Well, how well do you know about Joan Lunden? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Joan Lunden’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Joan Lunden to date.

Biography and Early Life

Joan Lunden took birth on September 19, 1950, in Fair Oaks, California. Her parents were Gladyce Lorraine and Dr. Erle Murray Blunden. Her father worked as a surgeon in the past. She served as a teacher at Montclair Community College in New Jersey at one point.

She was willing to teach a broadcast journalism course there.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Joan Lunden in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Joan Lunden’s age is 73 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2024 having been born on 19 September 1950. Though, she is 5′ 4″ in feet and inches and 162 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 123.459lbs in Pound and 56kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Dark Brown and hair color is Brown blonde.


Joan attended Bella Vista High School, where she completed her schooling. She graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts. She then went to the Universidad de Las Americas to research anthropology and Spanish.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Joan Lunden With Wife Jeff Konigsberg
Joan Lunden With Wife Jeff Konigsberg

In terms of her personal life, the American journalist was wed to Michael A. Krauss, a TV/radio host, from 1978 to 1992. Sarah Emily Krauss, Lindsay Leigh Krauss, and Jamie Beryl Krauss were the couple’s three daughters when they split. Lunden married Jeff Konigsberg in the year 2000. Together, the couple shares four children. On June 24, 2014, the journalist announced that she had been diagnosed with cancer. After that, she underwent surgery along with chemotherapy and came back fitter. She is cancer-free and stable as of 2018.

Is Joan Lunden Lesbian?

Joan is very much straight and has a happy marriage with her husband, Jeff. According to her past life experiences, she has shown interest only in the opposite gender, which proves that she is straight.

Professional Career

Joan Lunden began her career as a journalist at KCRA-TV. In 1975, she went on to work for WABC-“Eyewitness TV’s News” program in New York. She has started co-anchoring the weekend news broadcasts. She went on to work as a feature news reporter for GMA and then as a fill-in co-anchor for ABC’s Winter Olympics edition. Many years of Lunden’s journalism career were spent hosting with ABC’s Charlie Gibson. Her success in the GMA program allowed her to interview several US Presidents and First Ladies from the 1970s to the 1990s.

As a producer, Lunden worked on the A&E cable network’s “Behind Closed Doors.”She has appeared on the network’s program “Biography” as a guest host on many occasions. Aside from that, she anchored the DirectTV shows “Hometown Heroes” and “America’s Invisible Children.” She is also the presenter of the Lifetime show “Health Corner.”


  • The National Women’s Political Caucus Award
  • The Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Spirit of Achievement Award
  • The New Jersey Division of Civil Rights Award
  • The New York Association for Women in Communications’ Matrix Award
  • The YWCA Outstanding Woman’s Award
  • Baylor University Outstanding Woman of the Year

These are a couple of the honors and awards Lunden has received. Besides, the National Mother’s Day Committee named her “Mother of the Year” for her commitment to motherhood. In 2016, the American journalist was honored with the WWE’s second annual Warrior Award.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Joan Lunden in 2024

Joan Lunden Net Worth
Joan Lunden Net Worth

Joan Lunden has a personal fortune of over $30 million as of 2024. Her fortune was amassed through her work in the media industry.

She has also worked as a news anchor and host. She has also had the ability to work as a correspondent. Lunden has published eight novels, all of which have performed well in the market. Her current net worth is a result of this.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Joan Lunden was previously addicted to On her widely esteemed visit to New Zealand, she climbed and climbed up the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska, bungee-jumped a 143-foot bridge, and paraglided across a 2,000-foot mountain.
  • For the GMA program in 1994, she steered the whitewater rapids of a Georgia river.

Joan Lunden’s career has been marked by grit and perseverance. It is clear that she has an extensive background in the television industry and has had a successful career. Coming from a well-to-do family, she proved to the world that hard work and determination would result in success one day.


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