Joan Lunden's Life after She Left 'Good Morning America'

As the longest-running female host ever on early morning television kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families, and their health.

For almost 20 years, Joan entered American homes, with unsurpassed class and elegance. There is no doubt that you are in a famous reporter and has been in charge of bringing the most important news to viewers, for many years.

In the 1990s, Joan was confronted with a disease that almost cost her life. However, she turned from the ashes and as usual changed a tragedy in an opportunity to strengthen ties with women, who over the years have followed her as a reference.

BEGINNING

Joanne Elise Blunden, better known as Joan Lunden I Image: Wikimedia Commons

Joanne Elise Blunden, better known as Joan Lunden I Image: Wikimedia Commons

Joanne Elise Blunden, better known as Joan Lunden, was born in Fair Oaks, California, on September 19, 1950. She grew up in Sacramento, California. Daughter of a doctor and pilot, he lost his father at age 13 in an aviation accident.

Joan married producer Michael Krauss in 1978 and together they had 3 daughters: Jamie Kauss Hess, Lindsey Krauss, and Sarah Krauss. The couple separated in 1992 after three years of marriage alleging "irreconcilable differences."

Years later, Joan would meet a man 10 years younger than her and after three years of dating, he finally got engaged and married 10th days later. Jeff Konigsberg is her second husband, with whom she shares two pairs of twins in surrogacy: Kate Elizabeth and Max Aaron, born in 2003 and 2005, Kimberly Elise and Kimberly Elise were born.

Jeff owns two summer camps in Maine-Camp Takajo, for boys, in Naples, Maine, and Tripp Lake Camp, only for girls, in Poland, Maine. The girls attend camp in Naples, Maine. The latter has the support of his sister Nancy Konigsberg Levy, at the head of it.

GOOD MORNING AMERICA

Since 1980, Joan was the face and anchor of the popular morning program, where millions of people each day got their soft news to start the day with a guide. With their co-host Charlie Gibson they left the program, without giving any further explanations, that he wants time available to share with her three daughters.

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When we think about breast cancer advocacy, we often thing of women helping other women, but I met this, exceptional man Brandon Carr a few months ago at an event for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and was immediately struck by him.⁠ .⁠ Brandon is known to be an exceptional football player but I also admire him for his work OFF the field. Brandon is nominated for the NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year Award for his efforts in the world of breast cancer as well as childhood literacy.⁠ .⁠ My Lindsay and her husband Evan are huge Baltimore Ravens fans and they are going to Baltimore this weekend to watch the Ravens play. I will be rooting for the Ravens but I will be cheering extra loud for Brandon and I hope you will join me by voting for him on twitter for the Man of the Year Award!⁠ .⁠ If you have twitter, just go on and tweet: #WPMOYChallengeCarr. Voting ends Jan 12th!⁠ .⁠ “It is a blessing to be a blessing to others”⁠ - BRANDON CARR

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At that time, Lunden had many offers to work on, a range of options and projects such as writing his books, his own show, even trying his luck in acting. In an interview later, she acknowledges that she left the show because the producers wanted to make changes that she didn't have fell security with.

PUBLICATIONS

Joan Lunden’s books include Had I Known; Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregiving; Growing Up Healthy: Protecting Your Child From Diseases Now Through Adulthood; Wake-Up Calls and A Bend in the Road is Not the End of the Road.

Others book about health and maternity are Joan Lunden’s Healthy Living; Joan Lunden’s Healthy Cooking; Mother’s Minutes; Your Newborn Baby; and Good Morning, I’m Joan Lunden. She also hosts the exercise video Workout America.

At that time Lunden had many offers to work on, a range of options and projects such as writing his books, his own show, even trying his luck in acting. In an interview later, she acknowledges that she left the show because the producers wanted to make changes that she didn't feel comfortable with.

DISEASE

In June 2014, Lunden was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer that required chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation. An eternal optimist, Lunden wanted to turn her diagnosis into an opportunity to help others.

After an arduous struggle with the disease, wearing hair loss like a lady, Joan confirmed to the press that she was in remission. During the treatment time, Joan documented everything and also wrote “Had I Known: A Memoir of Survival,” a book commenting on her experience, which is very useful to help those who are going through it.

A recognized and famous figure, Joan is at the heart of the viewers who for years woke up with Good Morning America and the information that with her co-host, allowed the Americans to have tools to launch their projects.

Known to everyone, Joan continues to help people, this time with her live presentations, and through her books. Their website contains information that can help their followers improve their health and their environment.

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