Lara Spencer

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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

Name Lara Spencer
Profession TV Journalist
Gender Female
Birthday June 19, 1969
Age 48 Years Old
Star Sign Cancer

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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