Who is Lara Spencer?
Born Lara Christine Von Seelen on the 19th June 1969 in Garden City, New York USA, she is a journalist, television host and correspondent, best known to the world for her extensive work on ABC, such as co-hosting the show “Good Morning America”.
Lara Spencer Background and Education
The daughter of Carolyn and Richard Von Seelen, Lara grew up in her hometown, which is a suburb of New York City. She matriculated from Garden City High School in 1987, after which she enrolled at Pennsylvania State on an athletic scholarship, competing in springboard and platform diving. She was a nationally ranked competitive diver, and in 1991 earned All American Athlete honors. She finished her studies with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
After graduation, Lara joined the NBC page program, volunteering to help other reporters while gaining experience. After a while, she became a part of WDEF-TV located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, an affiliate of CBS, where she worked alone in her division, serving as reporter, producer, cameraman, editor, and news-van driver. Just a year later, she joined News 12 Long Island, and after receiving massive attention for her work for the News 12 Long Island, Lara was recruited by WABC-TV. In 1996, she was given the anchor spot for the 3 AM newscast, and she was the one who covered the TWA Flight 800 crash for the station, which turned out to be her big break.
Rise to Fame
Thanks to her success at WABC-TV, Lara was brought to ABC as a national correspondent, and progressed to the role of a co-anchor, making her debut in 2002. Aside from ABC, Lara has also worked for several other TV stations, including CBS, PBS, HGTV, and the Great American Country channel. She has featured in such shows as “The Insider” (2006-2010), “Good Afternoon America” (2012), “Rachel Ray” (2006-2015), and “The View” (2013-2015), while from 2016 until 2017 she was hostess of the show “Farmer’s Market Flip”, of which she is also a producer.. She was also the producer of the game show “It’s Worth What?”, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer. Her success added a considerable amount to her net worth
In addition to her journalistic work, Lara is also an accomplished author, having published “I Brake for Yard Sales”, and “ Flea Market Fabulous: Designing Gorgeous Rooms with Vintage Treasures”, the sales of which have also added to her net worth.
Lara Spencer Net Worth and Assets
Thanks to her success, as of early 2018, Spencer’s net worth has been estimated at $6 million.
Heavy Twitter User
Thanks to the advancement of the social media networks, Lara has used Twitter for her own benefit, sharing her insights, stories, and news. Like many other journalists, she has also shared some heartbreaking stories on her Twitter account, like the one about a Connecticut teacher that has been diagnosed with ALS.
This story is one that will always stay with me: https://t.co/WP6WXFnAhe
— Lara Spencer (@LaraSpencer) June 19, 2017
Is Lara Spencer Married, Dating, or Single?
Lara was married to CNN journalist David Haffenreffer from 2000 until 2015; the couple has two children together. According to sources, Lara is now engaged to Rick McVey, but she’s still focused on her career and raising her two children.