Joan Lunden Biography
Joan Lunden truly exemplifies today’s modern working woman. An award-winning journalist, New York Times best-selling author, sought-after motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, one of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities, and mother of seven – Ms. Lunden has done it all.
The longest running host ever on early morning television, Ms. Lunden has reported from twenty-six countries, interviewed political and business icons, and covered the terms of four presidents and five Olympic games. As host of Good Morning America for nearly two decades, she brought insight to key issues for millions of Americans each day. With a keen interest in health, and wellness, Ms. Lunden has continued to be a reassuring and informative presence in American homes for more than thirty years. She also hosts RLTV’s Taking Care, a series dedicated to caregivers across America; and she is the spokesperson for the nation’s leading senior referral service, A Place for Mom. Recently, she hosted Lifetime’s Health Corner, addressing everyday health concerns; the CW’s Emmy-winning special, America’s Invisible Children; as well as many other projects.
Ms. Lunden is co-author of a new edition of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregiving, released in March 2012. This is her second contribution to the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series, preceded by the foreword she wrote for Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Mom – a Mother’s Day special edition released in 2011.
A successful and rising entrepreneur, Ms. Lunden introduced her home décor collection, “Joan Lunden Home,” in 2010 on QVC. Subsequently, several business projects followed her: her line of healthy, nonstick cookware – “Twiztt”, which recently launched nationwide in Bed, Bath, and Beyond; a skincare line “Resurgence” by popular Murad Skincare; and “Kinderkord” – a child safety product that she and her husband invented and launched – designed to help parents and children stay connected.
Ms. Lunden’s burning passion for inspiring women to take charge of their health and happiness has been at the forefront of many of her projects. Five years ago, she created Camp Reveille, a unique women’s wellness retreat, where women from across the country come to recharge their fitness, renew their spirits, and learn the life skills needed to achieve a healthier balance in their lives.
Committed to promoting health and disease prevention, Ms. Lunden has served as national spokesperson for campaigns with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), The American Lung Association, The American Heart Association, The American Red Cross, The American Academy of Pediatrics; and has spearheaded campaigns on colon cancer prevention for the Colon Cancer Alliance and Amgen, and on type 2 diabetes for Eli Lilly. She speaks regularly on health & wellness, parenting, success & balance in life, and other related topics.
A member of the sandwich generation, Ms. Lunden is a working mother of seven, a caregiver to her 93-year-old mother, and an indefatigable crusader who understands the stresses women face today. Ms. Lunden - a powerful role model for women – continues to engage, enlighten, inspire, and entertain. Her achievements have allowed her to connect deeply with her audiences and have contributed to her well-earned recognition and reputation.