Joan Lunden

Television Journalist
Born Sep 19, 1950

Joan Lunden is an American journalist, author and television host. She was the co-host of ABC's Good Morning America (GMA) from 1980 through 1997 and is the author of 8 books. Lunden has appeared on the Biography program and Biography Channel.

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    Decades Of Hosts Return For 'gma' Anniversary
    Huffington Post - Nov 19, 2015
  • Lunden: Why I Shaved My Head
    CNN - Jul 07, 2014
  • Hillary Clinton And Ray Kelly Remember Sept. 11
    Huffington Post - Oct 22, 2013
  • Obituary: Gladyce Blunden, 94, Urged Daughter Joan Lunden To Aim High In Life
    The Sacramento Bee - Aug 29, 2013


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1950 Birth Born on September 19, 1950.


1975 24 Years Old In 1975, Lunden joined New York's WABC-TV Eyewitness News, at which time her name was changed to avoid being called "Blunder". … Read More
1976 25 Years Old Lunden joined GMA in the fall of 1976 as a feature news/consumer reporter, and later became fill-in co-host when former co-host Sandy Hill left to work on ABC's coverage of the Winter Olympics. … Read More
1978 27 Years Old Lunden was married to Michael A. Krauss from 1978 until their divorce in 1992. … Read More


1982 31 Years Old She was voted "Career Mother of the Year" by the National Institute of Infant Services, and in 1982–1983, honoring her dedication to motherhood, she was voted "Mother of the Year" by the National Mother's Day Committee. … Read More
1989 38 Years Old Lunden hosted ABC's broadcast of the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, from 1989 to 1991, and hosted the Walt Disney World Easter and Christmas Parades with Regis Philbin until the mid-90s.


1991 40 Years Old In April 1991, Lunden was honored by New York Women in Communications with a Matrix Award for her "outstanding contributions to the broadcasting field." … Read More
2000 49 Years Old 1 More Event
Her popularity on the GMA program from the 1970s through the 1990s allowed her to interview U.S. Presidents and First Ladies Gerald and Betty Ford, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, George and Barbara Bush, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and also Texas Governor George and Laura Bush prior to the younger Bush's 2000 election as President. … Read More


2014 63 Years Old On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, Lunden revealed on Good Morning America that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.
2016 65 Years Old On March 28, 2016, it was announced that Lunden would be presented the WWE's second annual Warrior Award at the 2016 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, April 2, 2016.
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