Joan Lunden
Television journalist
Joan Lunden
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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Joan Lunden's personal information overview.
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Decades Of Hosts Return For 'GMA' Anniversary
Huffington Post - over 1 year
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC's "Good Morning America" celebrated its 40th anniversary Thursday with a crowded studio filled with the men and women who hosted the day-opening broadcast through its history. Starting with original hosts David Hartman and Nancy Dussault, producers cleverly moved through the hosts chronologically as they raised coffee mugs and looked at the camera with the show's signature greeting, "Good Morning, America." For many years the No. 2 morning show behind NBC's "Today," the ABC show has been on top the past few years with current hosts George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts, although its ratings have sagged a little this season. The hosts reminisced about times good and bad. Hartman remembered taking a trip to the Soviet Union with the show in the waning days of the Cold War and returning home to kiss the driveway in front of his house. Charles Gibson recalled how he felt going to work on Sept. 12, 2001, with Diane Sawyer, following the terrorist attacks, kn ...
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Lunden: Why I shaved my head
CNN - over 2 years
Former GMA anchor Joan Lunden talks about shaving her head after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
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Hillary Clinton and Ray Kelly Remember Sept. 11
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The 6th Annual Voices of September 11 "Always remember'' Gala was held at Gustavinos in NYC on October 16th. Voices is an organization that helps families and communities heal after tragedy. The organization was founded by Mary and Frank Fetchet soon after the attacks that took place on September 11, 2001. Mary and Frank lost their 24-year-old son Brad in tower 2 that day. My beautiful wing girl for the event was Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan. I was a great night of cocktails, dinner, and remembrance emceed by Joan Lunden. The always dapper NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly received the Building Bridges Award. Mr. Kelly's wife Veronica, along with his two sons, James and Greg, were there to support. The Building Bridges Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the 9/11 community and our nation. "With good police work and a little bit of luck we were able to stop 16 planned terrorist plots against NYC since 9/11/01," said Kelly. Mary Fetchet intr ...
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Obituary: Gladyce Blunden, 94, urged daughter Joan Lunden to aim high in life
The Sacramento Bee - over 3 years
Gladyce L. Blunden, a longtime Sacramento area resident who encouraged wider vistas for her daughter, TV journalist and host Joan Lunden, died Saturday at 94. Gladyce Blunden worked as a waitress in the Great Depression, accountant in World War II, and businesswoman and real estate agent after the death of her husband.
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Christus St. Catherine Hospital event to feature Joan Lunden
Houston Chronicle - almost 4 years
Former "Good Morning America" anchor, Joan Lunden, will speak at Christus St. Catherine Hospital's LiveWell Women's Conference Ladies-Night-Out to be held from 5-10 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the hospital...
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Brent Green: What Jay Should Do About His Late Night Problem
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Dear Jay, Suddenly the reigning king of late-night television is facing the likelihood of being dethroned. Although the great Johnny Carson was the one-and-only King, you have held the ratings-leadership position in late-night TV for two decades. And now you're looking at the demise of a storied career. So, what are you going to do about it, Jay? Are you going to crumble under mounting pressure to leave the stage of The Tonight Show, making room for the younger (some say, perkier) Jimmy Fallon? Are you going to eradicate that self-conscious black swoosh on your otherwise silver doo, eliminating any remaining suggestion of lurking youth? The Hollywood Reporter recently addressed your expanding difficulties: "Leno's Tonight still performs well for NBC, regularly besting his late-night rivals. But (Jimmy) Kimmel is competitive in the 18-to-49 demo. 'Kimmel has done extremely well,' a network veteran says. 'Jay wins overall, but on any given night, it's neck-and-n ...
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Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes divorce case has many unknowns
LATimes - over 4 years
For all the heavy media attention that has surrounded the Katie Holmes-Tom Cruise divorce over the last week, few solid details have emerged about the case itself. And legal experts said it could take some time for more information to emerge. Holmes filed for divorce in New York, and some legal experts said it would make sense for Cruise to file his own case in California, which is the couple's main residence. But so far, that appears not to have happened. Both sides have said little publicly about the split and whether any private negotiations are ongoing. Last week, one of Holmes' attorneys released a statement saying she has no plans to seek any type of emergency custody arrangement or spousal support. One of Cruise's attorneys, Bert Fields, told the BBC that Cruise is considering his own legal moves but was not specific. A source familiar with the divorce proceeding said Holmes is hoping to avoid a public fight and is not going to fight over money but is concerned about h ...
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Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes divorce case still in early stages
LATimes - over 4 years
Attorneys for Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise have said the divorce case involving the two movie stars is still in its early stages. Earlier this week, one of Holmes' attorneys released a statement saying she has no plans to seek any type of emergency custody arrangement or spousal support. One of Cruise's attorneys, Bert Fields, told the BBC that Cruise is considering his own legal moves. Holmes filed for the divorce in New York. Fields said Cruise would also file papers, adding: "Tactically we can't say where Tom will file a divorce case." A source familiar with the divorce proceeding said Holmes is hoping to avoid a public fight and is not going to fight over money but is concerned about how the couple's 6-year-daughter Suri is raised. The source, who talked to The Times on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the case, said Scientology and what role it would play in the upbringing of the couple's daughter, Suri, was a key factor in the split. C ...
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Katie Holmes wants Tom Cruise divorce details kept private
LATimes - over 4 years
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes appear for now to be attempting to keep the details of their divorce private, despite the heavy media attention the case is receiving. Holmes filed for divorce in New York. Her attorney stressed in a statement Thursday that Holmes does not want details of the case made public and has not sought an emergency motion for child support and custody. Cruise's camp has also said little about the details of the case. It remains unclear if the divorce will be heard in New York or moved to California -- where the couple lives much of the time. Celebrities who have filed for divorce in California have been subject to media scrutiny because of public records law. Court documents recently detailed the property and assets changing hands during Kobe Bryant’s divorce proceedings. Before that, court papers revealed details about former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's divorce from Maria Shriver, including that Schwarzenegger did not want to pay spousal support to his w ...
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Katie Holmes wants to keep Tom Cruise divorce case private
LATimes - over 4 years
Katie Holmes' attorney does not want to take her divorce case against Tom Cruise public and has not sought an emergency motion for child support and custody, her attorney said Thursday. Jonathan Wolfe, a New Jersey-based family law attorney, in a statement that there have been erroneous reports about Holmes' legal moves. "The reports about an emergent filing last Friday are incorrect. Other than her action for divorce, the only pending application filed by Ms. Holmes remains her request for an anonymous caption,” Wolfe said. PHOTOS: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes through the years The announcement means Holmes is not seeking an immediate resolution of those issues. It also means that the divorce and custody proceedings could still occur behind closed doors and even with a private judge. A source familiar with the divorce proceeding said Holmes is hoping to avoid a public fight and is not going to fight over money but is concerned about how the couple's 6-year-daughter Suri is ...
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Scientology may not sway court on Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes divorce
LATimes - over 4 years
Despite the large role Scientology is playing in the increasingly public Tom Cruise-Kate Holmes divorce drama, legal experts doubt it will play a deciding role in the terms of the final settlement. Mike Kelly, a Santa Monica divorce lawyer and former chairman of the American Bar Assn. custody committee, said a California court is unlikely to view Scientology any differently than another religion. Cruise, a prominent Scientology member, would generally be within his rights to raise Suri in his religion when in his care, he added. A source familiar with the case told The Times there is hope a settlement can be reached without a court battle. The source, who talked to The Times on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the case, said Scientology and what role it would play in the couple's daughter Suri's upbringing was a key factor in the split. Cruise is a prominent Scientology member. PHOTOS: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes through the years The ...
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Tom Cruise stands to gain if Katie Holmes divorce moves to California
LATimes - over 4 years
It would likely be in Tom Cruise's interest to having his divorce proceedings with Katie Holmes moved from New York to California, legal experts said. The experts said California divorce tends to allow more public disclosure than New York. But California courts also tend to favor joint custody in which both parents get a voice on how children are raised. Lisa Helfend Meyer, a prominent Los Angeles family law attorney, said that as a result, it could make sense for Cruise’s legal team to seek a California hearing for the divorce case. PHOTOS: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes through the years Holmes and Cruise live most of the time in California, the experts said, and that generally determines where a case is heard. “There isn’t a snowball's chance in hell of this case remaining in New York,” said Mike Kelly, a Santa Monica divorce lawyer and former chairman of the American Bar custody committee. “You cannot shop jurisdictions in custody cases.” A source familiar with the case ...
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Katie Holmes-Tom Cruise split focuses on custody, Scientology
LATimes - over 4 years
The impending divorce case between Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise is likely to center on the terms of custody for their daughter Suri, according to a source familiar with the case. Holmes filed court papers in New York. Neither she nor her attorneys have commented on the reasons for the split. Cruise was shooting a film in Iceland when the papers were filed. The source, who talked to The Times on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak, said Scientology and what role it would play in Suri's upbringing was a key factor in the split. Cruise is a prominent member of Scientology. PHOTOS: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes through the years The source said the negotiations will probably center on a custody arrangement that would give both parents rights while also regulating the kind of Scientology teaching Suri, 6, is exposed to. “How do you ... insure a normal relationship with her father” while putting limits on her exposure to Scientology, the source said. ...
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Respected TV Journalist Joan Lunden has Emotional Homecoming
Black Voice News - over 4 years
Urges graduates of Loma Linda University School of Medicine to ‘make impact on the world’ LOMA LINDA – Respected broadcast journalist Joan Lunden had an emotional homecoming of sorts on Sunday, May 27, as she addressed the 2012 graduates of Loma Linda University School of Medicine, the same institution where Read more...
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Respected TV Journalist Joan Lunden has Emotional Homecoming, Urges Graduates of Loma Linda University School of Medicine to ‘Make Impact on the World’
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Respected broadcast journalist Joan Lunden had an emotional homecoming of sorts on Sunday, May 27, as she addressed the 2012 graduates of Loma Linda University School of Medicine, the same institution where her late father graduated 75 years ago.Loma Linda, CA (PRWEB) May 27, 2012 Respected broadcast journalist Joan Lunden had an emotional homecoming of sorts on Sunday, May 27, as she addressed the 2012 graduates of Loma Linda University School of Medicine, the same institution where her late father graduated 75 years ago. ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joan Lunden
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 65
    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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  • 2014
    Age 63
    On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, Lunden revealed on Good Morning America that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2000
    Age 49
    She married Jeff Konigsberg on April 18, 2000.
    More Details Hide Details They have four children, two sets of twins, born with the help of a surrogate mother, and Lunden has become a spokeswoman for surrogacy.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details As the co-host of GMA, Lunden traveled the world, covering historic events, such as the 50th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe) in 1995; the 50th anniversary of D-Day; the 1984 and 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo and Calgary; and the wedding of Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales. She covered the administrations and inaugurations of three presidents — Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan. She was one of only three American journalists to interview Prince Charles during his 1983 visit to the United States. Lunden was known for her willingness to take risks in her role as host. She climbed and rappelled Alaska's famed Mendenhall Glacier and bungee-jumped off a 143-foot bridge and paraglided off a 2,000-foot mountain during the program's highly rated trip to New Zealand. She navigated the whitewater rapids of a Georgia river for a GMA show in 1994.
  • 1991
    Age 40
    In April 1991, Lunden was honored by New York Women in Communications with a Matrix Award for her "outstanding contributions to the broadcasting field."
    More Details Hide Details Lunden appeared as herself in a brief role in the 2006 film Thank You for Smoking. She also appeared on the cover of Woman's Day in 2004. Lunden is involved in various personal projects, such as her Camp Reveille, a summer weekend getaway for women of all ages in Naples, Maine. Lunden is on the board of PassportMD, an online personal health record system that uses Microsoft HealthVault, which allows families to maintain and organize their family health records.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1989
    Age 38
    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.
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  • 1982
    Age 31
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She has been a national spokesperson for Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1978
    Age 27
    Lunden was married to Michael A. Krauss from 1978 until their divorce in 1992.
    More Details Hide Details The couple has three daughters: Jamie Beryl Krauss, born July 4, 1980; Lindsay Leigh Krauss; and Sarah Emily Krauss. Lunden converted to Judaism when marrying Krauss.
  • 1976
    Age 25
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Her popularity led to her quick promotion to co-host with David Hartman, the program's original host. Later she would spend the majority of her career hosting with ABC's Charlie Gibson. She reported from 26 countries, covered four presidents, five Olympic Games, and two royal weddings.
  • 1975
    Age 24
    In 1975, Lunden joined New York's WABC-TV Eyewitness News, at which time her name was changed to avoid being called "Blunder".
    More Details Hide Details A year later she became co-anchor on the weekend newscasts.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1950
    Born
    Born on September 19, 1950.
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