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Lara Spencer is an American professional television presenter. She is best known for being the co-anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America. She is also a correspondent for Nightline and ABC News. She was the host of the syndicated entertainment news magazine The Insider from 2004 to 2011 and was a regular contributor to CBS’s The Early Show.
Spencer was the national correspondent for Good Morning America and spent several years as a lifestyle reporter for WABC-TV. She hosted Antiques Roadshow on PBS for the 2004 and 2005 seasons and Antiques Roadshow FYI, a spin-off of Antiques Roadshow, during 2005. She hosts the show Flea Market Flip on both HGTV and the Great American Country channel. In April 2018, she announced she would be only appearing on GMA three days a week to focus on her television production.
Lara Spencer whose real name is Lara Christine Von Seelen was born on June 19, 1969 (age 53 years) in the New York suburb of Garden City, Long Island, United States. She is the daughter of Richard Ernest and Carolyn von Seelen. She graduated from Garden City High School in 1987.
Spencer attended Pennsylvania State University on an athletic scholarship for springboard and platform diving and was a nationally ranked-competitive diver. She was named an All-American Athlete in 1991, her senior year, and graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism.
Lara Spencer went into the NBC page program following college where she would volunteer to work with other reporters in order to gain experience. From there, she landed a position at the CBS affiliate WDEF-TV in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she “was literally a one-man band”, serving as reporter, producer, editor, photographer and news van driver.
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Spencer joined News 12 Long Island a year later. Two years later, she was anchoring the 3 a.m. newscast for WABC-TV. While there, she covered the TWA Flight 800 crash, which was considered her big break. She then joined ABC’s Good Morning America in 1999 as a national correspondent.
In 2014, she was named grand marshal at Penn State’s homecoming. In 2017, she hosted the limited series People Icons. In 2018, People announced Spencer’s plans to leave her job as one of the co-anchors on Good Morning America to focus on her production company, DuffKat Media, and work on Good Morning America from behind the scenes in a lesser capacity.
In 2019, Lara Spencer was the guest picker on College GameDay for the Michigan vs. Penn State game in 2019. Spencer was the creator and executive producer of the prime-time game show, It’s Worth What?, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, which aired during the summer of 2011 on NBC.
Lara Spencer created and produced two television shows based on her passions for interior designing, a one-hour special titled I Brake for Yard Sales that originally aired in April 2012 on HGTV and a flea market-themed series currently airing on Great American Country called Flea Market Flip.
Spencer’s first book, I Brake for Yard Sales, a guide on how to create high-end-looking rooms using secondhand finds, was published and released in April 2012. She replaced Brooke Burke-Charvet and co-hosted the 87th Miss America pageant at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey with Chris Harrison on September 15, 2013.
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She and Harrison co-hosted Miss America 2015 on September 14, 2014. Her second book, titled Flea Market Fabulous: Designing Gorgeous Rooms with Vintage Treasures, a guide on designing rooms and homes, was published and released on September 16, 2014.
Lara Spencer’s comments about six-year-old Prince George of Cambridge enjoying ballet classes (among other hobbies) were interpreted by some as offensive, causing a public backlash in August 2019. Spencer issued an Instagram apology, saying, “I fully believe we should all be free to pursue our passions” and apologized on Good Morning America during an interview with three professional male dancers.
Lara Spencer first husband & divorce
Spencer married her first husband former CNNfn journalist David Haffenreffer on September 30, 2000, at St. Andrew’s Dune Church in an Episcopal ceremony. They have two children, Kate Haffenreffer (2004) and Duff Haffenreffer (January 22, 2002). They lived in the Riverside section of Greenwich, Connecticut. In March 2015, the couple announced that they had separated and they were divorced in June 2015.
Lara Spencer husband
Lara Spencer announced in January 2018 that she was engaged to New York tech entrepreneur Richard McVey. Spencer first met McVey after a mutual friend set them up on a blind date. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of MarketAxess, a publicly traded financial technology company. On September 1, 2018, Spencer and McVey married in an outdoor ceremony in Vail, Colorado.
Lara Spencer net worth
How much is Lara Spencer worth? Lara Spencer’s net worth is estimated at around $20 million. Her main source of income is from her primary work as a television presenter and host. Lara Spencer’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $3 million dollars annually. Her remarkable achievements have earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. She is one of the richest and most influential television presenters in the US. She stands at an appealing height of 1.77m and has a good body weight which suits her personality.
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