Lara Spencer is an American TV host, journalist, and producer known for appearing on Good Morning America as a co-anchor. She has been involved and has been affiliated with the GMA team since 1999. Lara is an outstanding host and a fascinating character. She has starred in several shows, including Gary Unmarried, Set the Record Straight by Ron Russell, and Entertainment Tonight.
Furthermore, she has published two books: I Brake for Yard Sales (2012) and Flea Market Fabulous: Designing Gorgeous Rooms with Vintage Treasures (2014). In August 2019, she received backlash when she remarked about six-year-old Prince George of Cambridge loving ballet classes. Later she posts an Instagram apology as well as apologized on-air during an interview with three professional male dancers. Let us scroll over to know more information.
Caption: The television presenter, Lara Spencer.
Lara Spencer: Bio, Family, Education
The veteran journalist was born on 19 June 1969 in Garden City, New York, the United States as Lara Christine Von Seelen. She was born as the daughter of mother Carolyn Von Seelen and father Richard Von Seelen. She grew up with her elder brother, Keith in the New York suburb of Garen City. Spencer has an ethnicity of French descent.
Regarding her education, she completed her schooling at Garden City High School in 1987. After that, she got an athletic scholarship for springboard and platform diving and joined Pennsylvania State University. In her senior year in 1991, she received an All-American Athlete and later graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism.
Lara Spencer: Career & Life Achievements
Following her graduation, she entered into the NBC page program and worked as a volunteer to gain experience with other reporters. After that, she landed a position at the CBS affiliate WDEF-TV in Tennessee. There she served as a reporter, producer, editor, cameraman, and news-van driver. Then she left the station after a year to join News 12 Long Island. However, she got her big break on WABC-TV as a 3 AM newscaster next year following her covering the reports of the TWA Flight 800 crash.
In 2011, she became producer and creator of the game show ‘It’s Worth What?’ aired on NBC and hosted by Cedric the Entertainer. She has also a passion for interior design which we can see in her created and produced the HGTV show ‘I Brake for Yard Sales’ in 2012. And also she produced a flea market-themed TV series Flea Market Flip on Great American Country.
Lara Spencer: Personal Life & Husband
The beautiful newscaster has married twice and divorced once. She previously has married former CNNfn journalist David Haffenreffer on 30 September 2000. Their wedding held at St. Andrew’s Dune Church in an Episcopal ceremony. She has produced two children, Kate (b.2004) and Duff (b.2002) with her former husband. However, their married life didn’t run smoothly, and announced their separation in March 2015. Their divorce finalized in June 2015.
After three years, she announced her engagement with New York tech entrepreneur Richard McVey in January 2018. McVey is the founder, chairman, and CEO of a publicly-traded financial technology company, MarketAxess. They started to date after their mutual friend set them up on a blind date and that was Spencer first met McVey after a mutual friend set them up on a blind date. On September 1, 2018, Spencer and McVey married in an outdoor ceremony in Vail, Colorado.
Caption: Lara Spencer and Richard McVey
Lara Spencer: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Coming over to her net worth, she must be gathering a hefty amount from her career in the new field. Her net worth has an estimation of around $6 million from her work as a producer, creator, presenter, and reporter. Additionally, she resides in a lavishing home in Connecticut worth above $1 million.
The journalist is also active over different social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram with verified accounts. On Instagram, she goes by the verified Instagram account @lara.spencer with 356k followers. She has a Twitter account @LaraaSpencer with 276k followers. On Facebook, she goes by the verified account with more than 256k followers.
Lara Spencer: Body Measurements
The television presenter has an attractive body that stands to a height of 1.77 meters or 5 feet 10 inches. Her body weighs around 62 kg with 36 inches breast size, 26 inches waist size, and 36 inches hips size. She has blonde hair color with light green eyes color.