• 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

Short Info

Net Worth$6 million
Date Of BirthJune 19, 1969
SpouseDavid Haffenreffer
FactLives in a 1961 Hollywood Hills house, which she decorated. Has a trampoline in the backyard and uses it with her children.

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.

Career Beginnings

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.

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.

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General Info

Full NameLara Spencer
Net Worth$6 million
Date Of BirthJune 19, 1969
Height1.68 m
ProfessionJournalist, Screenwriter, Television producer, Actor
EducationPennsylvania State University


SpouseDavid Haffenreffer
ChildrenDuff Haffenreffer, Katharine Paige Haffenreffer
ParentsRichard von Seelen, Carolyn von Seelen


AwardsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Morning Program
NominationsPeople'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 ShowsIt's Worth What?, Good Morning America, Flea Market Flip, The Insider

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1Has 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).
2Friend of Bethenny Frankel.
3Left The Insider (2004) to return to Good Morning America (1975) as the lifestyle anchor [May 2011].
4Her 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).
5Lives in a 1961 Hollywood Hills house, which she decorated. Has a trampoline in the backyard and uses it with her children.
6Likes to take day hikes around Los Angeles with her family.
7Given the loving nickname, Tanglefoot, by George Clooney after she tripped on her face at a private movie screening, got up and curtsied.
8Grew up in the wealthy suburb of Garden City, Long Island.
9Lara, her husband and their children lived in the "Riverside" section of Greenwich, Connecticut before moving to Los Angeles in 2008.
10Began her career at NBC as an NBC page.
11Has a dog named Dandy.
12Was 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.
13The 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.
14Worked for "Eyewitness News" on WABC-TV in New York and for Good Morning America (1975). [2000]
15She graduated in 1991 from Pennsylvania State University, where she studied communications and was a competitive diver.




The Muppets.2016TV SeriesLara Spencer
Gary Unmarried2010TV SeriesLara


It's Worth What?2011TV Series creator


It's Worth What?2011TV Series executive producer


America's Next Top Model2011TV Series special thanks - 1 episode


Good Morning America2002-2017TV SeriesHerself - Co-Anchor / Herself - Lifestyle Anchor / Herself / ...
Beat Bobby Flay2017TV SeriesHerself - Judge
To Tell the Truth2017TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The Dr. Oz Show2016TV SeriesHerself
Farmers' Market Flip2016TV SeriesHerself - Hostess
Good Morning America Weekend Edition2012-2016TV SeriesHerself - GMA Co-Anchor / Herself - Co-Anchor
Flea Market Flip2016TV SeriesHerself - Host
Entertainment Tonight2007-2016TV SeriesHerself
The View2013-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest Co-Hostess / Herself
LEGO Good Morning America2015Video shortHerself - Co-Anchor (voice)
Toy Soldier2015/IShortHerself - Co-Anchor (LEGO Good Morning America segment) (voice)
Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live from the Red Carpet2015TV SpecialHerself - Host
Rachael Ray2006-2015TV SeriesHerself
GAC Insider2015TV Mini-SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2012-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHerself
The Chew2012-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2014TV SeriesHerself
Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade2013TV SpecialHerself - Host
Sesame Street2013TV SeriesHerself
The 2014 Miss America Pageant2013TV Special documentaryHerself - Co-Hostess
The Oscars Red Carpet Live2013TV SpecialHerself - Host
Emmys Red Carpet Live2012TV MovieHerself - Host
The Soup2012TV SeriesHerself
Piers Morgan Tonight2012TV SeriesHerself
Good Afternoon America2012TV SeriesHerself - Co-Anchor
Flea Market Flip2012TV SeriesHerself - Host
I Brake for Yard Sales2012TV MovieHerself - Host
Keeping Up with the Kardashians2011TV SeriesHerself
ABC News Nightline2011TV SeriesHerself
America's Next Top Model2008-2011TV SeriesHerself - 'The Insider' / Herself
Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 20112011TV MovieHerself - Host
The Insider2006-2010TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Host
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2010TV SeriesHerself
Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 20102010TV MovieHerself - Co-Host
The Early Show2009TV SeriesHerself
Live from the Red Carpet: The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Host
Legends Ball2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Iron Chef America: The Series2006TV SeriesHerself - Judge
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHerself
The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
Antiques Roadshow2004-2005TV SeriesHerself - Host
Antiques Roadshow FYI2005TV SeriesHerself - Host
The 31st Annual People's Choice Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Red Carpet
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition2004TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Inside Edition2014-2015TV Series documentaryHerself / Herself - Co-Hostess, Good Morning America / Herself - Co-Hostess, Miss America Pageant / ...
Entertainment Tonight2014-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Co-Hostess, Good Morning America
Extra2015TV SeriesHerself
The Insider2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Co-Hostess, Good Morning America / Herself
Media Buzz2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Co-Hostess, Good Morning America / Herself - Lifestyle Anchor
Iron Chef America: The Series2013TV SeriesHerself - Judge


Nominated Awards

2014Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class SpecialDisney Parks Christmas Day Parade (2013)
2013People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Daytime TV HostGood Morning America (1975)
2005Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Reality ProgramAntiques Roadshow (1997)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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