• Lara Spencer is a journalist, television host, and correspondent.
• She grew up in Garden City, New York and attained an All American Athlete honors from Pennsylvania State University.
• She is best known for co-hosting the show “Good Morning America” and has featured in other shows such as “The Insider”, “Good Afternoon America”, “Rachel Ray”, and “The View”.
• She has authored two books and has a net worth of $6 million.
• She is engaged to Rick McVey and has two children from her previous marriage.
Known for movies
|Net Worth||$6 million|
|Date Of Birth||June 19, 1969|
|Fact||Has a dog named Dandy.|
- 0.1 Who is Lara Spencer?
- 0.2 Lara Spencer Background and Education
- 0.3 Career Beginnings
- 0.4 Rise to Fame
- 0.5 Lara Spencer Net Worth and Assets
- 0.6 Heavy Twitter User
- 0.7 Is Lara Spencer Married, Dating, or Single?
- 1 General Info
- 2 Family
- 3 Accomplishments
- 4 Social profile links
- 5 Facts
- 6 Pictures
- 7 Movies
- 8 Awards
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.
|Full Name||Lara Spencer|
|Net Worth||$6 million|
|Date Of Birth||June 19, 1969|
|Profession||Journalist, Screenwriter, Television producer, Actor|
|Education||Pennsylvania State University|
|Children||Duff Haffenreffer, Katharine Paige Haffenreffer|
|Parents||Richard von Seelen, Carolyn von Seelen|
|Awards||Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Morning Program|
|Nominations||People's Choice Award for Favorite Daytime TV Host, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lifestyle Program, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Specia...|
|TV Shows||It's Worth What?, Good Morning America, Flea Market Flip, The Insider|
|1||Has 2 children with her ex-husband David Haffenreffer - a son named David Huffard Haffenreffer III (b.2002) and a daughter named Katherine Paige Haffenreffer (b.2004).|
|2||Friend of Bethenny Frankel.|
|3||Left The Insider (2004) to return to Good Morning America (1975) as the lifestyle anchor [May 2011].|
|4||Her hobby is turning yard-sale goods into conservative-piece treasures. Her hobby for yard-sales turned into a career in 2004, when she became hostess for PBS' Antiques Roadshow (1997).|
|5||Lives in a 1961 Hollywood Hills house, which she decorated. Has a trampoline in the backyard and uses it with her children.|
|6||Likes to take day hikes around Los Angeles with her family.|
|7||Given the loving nickname, Tanglefoot, by George Clooney after she tripped on her face at a private movie screening, got up and curtsied.|
|8||Grew up in the wealthy suburb of Garden City, Long Island.|
|9||Lara, her husband and their children lived in the "Riverside" section of Greenwich, Connecticut before moving to Los Angeles in 2008.|
|10||Began her career at NBC as an NBC page.|
|11||Has a dog named Dandy.|
|12||Was married to David Haffenreffer in Southampton, New York by the Rev. Peter M. Larsen, an Episcopal priest, who performed the ceremony at St. Andrew's Dune Church. The wedding was featured in Martha Stewart Living (1991) TV show and magazine, showcasing Lara's favorite color scheme -- Yellow.|
|13||The daughter of Carolyn and Richard von Seelen of Cutchogue, New York. Her father, who is retired, worked in New York as the president of the North American division of Pringle of Scotland, the knitwear manufacturer.|
|14||Worked for "Eyewitness News" on WABC-TV in New York and for Good Morning America (1975). |
|15||She graduated in 1991 from Pennsylvania State University, where she studied communications and was a competitive diver.|
|The Muppets.||2016||TV Series||Lara Spencer|
|Gary Unmarried||2010||TV Series||Lara|
|It's Worth What?||2011||TV Series creator|
|It's Worth What?||2011||TV Series executive producer|
|America's Next Top Model||2011||TV Series special thanks - 1 episode|
|Good Morning America||2002-2017||TV Series||Herself - Co-Anchor / Herself - Lifestyle Anchor / Herself / ...|
|Beat Bobby Flay||2017||TV Series||Herself - Judge|
|To Tell the Truth||2017||TV Series||Herself - Panelist|
|The Dr. Oz Show||2016||TV Series||Herself|
|Farmers' Market Flip||2016||TV Series||Herself - Hostess|
|Good Morning America Weekend Edition||2012-2016||TV Series||Herself - GMA Co-Anchor / Herself - Co-Anchor|
|Flea Market Flip||2016||TV Series||Herself - Host|
|Entertainment Tonight||2007-2016||TV Series||Herself|
|The View||2013-2015||TV Series||Herself - Guest Co-Hostess / Herself|
|LEGO Good Morning America||2015||Video short||Herself - Co-Anchor (voice)|
|Toy Soldier||2015/I||Short||Herself - Co-Anchor (LEGO Good Morning America segment) (voice)|
|Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live from the Red Carpet||2015||TV Special||Herself - Host|
|Rachael Ray||2006-2015||TV Series||Herself|
|GAC Insider||2015||TV Mini-Series||Herself|
|The Wendy Williams Show||2012-2014||TV Series||Herself / Herself - Guest|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||2014||TV Series||Herself - Guest|
|Inside Edition||2014||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|The Chew||2012-2014||TV Series||Herself / Herself - Guest|
|Live with Kelly and Michael||2014||TV Series||Herself|
|Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade||2013||TV Special||Herself - Host|
|Sesame Street||2013||TV Series||Herself|
|The 2014 Miss America Pageant||2013||TV Special documentary||Herself - Co-Hostess|
|The Oscars Red Carpet Live||2013||TV Special||Herself - Host|
|Emmys Red Carpet Live||2012||TV Movie||Herself - Host|
|The Soup||2012||TV Series||Herself|
|Piers Morgan Tonight||2012||TV Series||Herself|
|Good Afternoon America||2012||TV Series||Herself - Co-Anchor|
|Flea Market Flip||2012||TV Series||Herself - Host|
|I Brake for Yard Sales||2012||TV Movie||Herself - Host|
|Keeping Up with the Kardashians||2011||TV Series||Herself|
|ABC News Nightline||2011||TV Series||Herself|
|America's Next Top Model||2008-2011||TV Series||Herself - 'The Insider' / Herself|
|Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2011||2011||TV Movie||Herself - Host|
|The Insider||2006-2010||TV Series||Herself / Herself - Host|
|Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List||2010||TV Series||Herself|
|Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2010||2010||TV Movie||Herself - Co-Host|
|The Early Show||2009||TV Series||Herself|
|Live from the Red Carpet: The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards||2009||TV Special||Herself - Host|
|Legends Ball||2006||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|Iron Chef America: The Series||2006||TV Series||Herself - Judge|
|The Tony Danza Show||2005||TV Series||Herself|
|The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards||2005||TV Special||Herself|
|Antiques Roadshow||2004-2005||TV Series||Herself - Host|
|Antiques Roadshow FYI||2005||TV Series||Herself - Host|
|The 31st Annual People's Choice Awards||2005||TV Special||Herself - Red Carpet|
|Extreme Makeover: Home Edition||2004||TV Series||Herself|
|Inside Edition||2014-2015||TV Series documentary||Herself / Herself - Co-Hostess, Good Morning America / Herself - Co-Hostess, Miss America Pageant / ...|
|Entertainment Tonight||2014-2015||TV Series||Herself / Herself - Co-Hostess, Good Morning America|
|The Insider||2014-2015||TV Series||Herself - Co-Hostess, Good Morning America / Herself|
|Media Buzz||2014-2015||TV Series||Herself - Co-Hostess, Good Morning America / Herself - Lifestyle Anchor|
|Iron Chef America: The Series||2013||TV Series||Herself - Judge|
|2014||Daytime Emmy||Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Special Class Special||Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade (2013)|
|2013||People's Choice Award||People's Choice Awards, USA||Favorite Daytime TV Host||Good Morning America (1975)|
|2005||Primetime Emmy||Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Reality Program||Antiques Roadshow (1997)|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia