The talk show and morning news host of ABC, Lara Spencer is most famous for co-hosting Good Morning America. A former host of entertainment newsmagazine The Insider, Spencer is a correspondent for ABC News and Nightline as well. She is a producer and has penned a couple of books too.
Quick Facts About Lara Spencer
|Birthday||June 19, 1969|
|Age||48 Years Old|
Born on June 19, 1969, as Lara Christina Von Seelen, she is a native of Garden City, New York. She studied at Garden City High School and graduated in 1987. A former national competitive diver, Spencer then joined Pennsylvania State University on an athletic scholarship for springboard and platform diving. During her senior year at Pennsylvania, she was named All-American Athlete and graduated in 1991 holding a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Right after graduating from Pennsylvania State University, Lara Spencer began assisting various NBC reporters in an attempt to gain valuable experiences. Thereafter, she joined Chattanooga, Tennessee-based CBS affiliate WDEF-TV.
At WDEF-TV, Lara worked from various positions such as reporter, producer, cameraperson, editor and even news-van driver. This got her named as the "one-man band" at the station.
Her next experience came from working at News 12 Long Island, following which she joined WABC-TV. There, she anchored a news program that aired at 3 in the morning. It was during her stint with WABC-TV when she covered the death of Princess Diana and TWA Flight 800 crash. It is considered the turning point of her career.
Lara was married for a long time to David Haffenreffer, a real estate broker and a journalist. They announced their separation in March 2015 and got divorced three months later. Spencer has two children from her ex-husband.
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