Lara Spencer Biography
Lara Spencer is an American television presenter who is best known for being the co-anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America. Additionally, Spencer is a correspondent for Nightline and ABC News.
From 2004 to 2011, Spencer was the host of the syndicated entertainment newsmagazine The Insider and was a regular contributor to CBS’s The Early Show. Previously, Spencer was the national correspondent for Good Morning America and spent several years as a lifestyle reporter for WABC-TV. She as well hosted Antiques Roadshow on PBS for the 2004 and 2005 seasons, and Antiques Roadshow FYI, a spin-off of Antiques Roadshow, during 2005.
Spencer is also the host of the show Flea Market Flip on both HGTV and the Great American Country channel. In April 2018, she announced she would be only appearing on GMA three days a week to focus on her television production.
Lara Spencer Education
Spencer who grew up in the New York suburb of Garden City, Long Island, graduated from Garden City High School in 1987. She then attended Pennsylvania State University on an athletic scholarship for springboard and platform diving and was a nationally ranked competitive diver. In 1991, Spencer was named an All-American Athlete her senior year and graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism.
Lara Spencer Career
After graduating, she went into the NBC page program where she would volunteer to work with other reporters in order to gain experience. She then landed a position at the CBS affiliate WDEF-TV in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she “was literally a one-man band”, serving as reporter, editor, producer, cameraman, and news-van driver.
After one year, Spencer joined News 12 Long Island, and two years following that she was anchoring the 3 AM newscast for WABC-TV. While at WABC-TV, Spencer covered the TWA Flight 800 crash, which was considered her big break. In 1999, Spencer joined ABC’s Good Morning America as a national correspondent.
Also in 2018, People announced her plans to leave her job as one of the co-anchors on Good Morning America to focus on her production company, known as DuffKat Media. The news outlet explained that she would still be a part of the show, working behind the scenes from home, but in a lesser capacity.
Lara was the creator and executive producer of the prime-time game show, It’s Worth What?, which was hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, which aired during the summer of 2011 on NBC. She was as well created and produced two shows based on her passions for interior designing, which were a one-hour special titled I Brake for Yard Sales that originally aired in April 2012 on HGTV.
Lara Spencer Everything But the House
Spencer is the executive producer and host of the all-new series Everything But the House, which focuses on finding the hidden treasure within one’s home. In Everything But the House, she will help homeowners clear out their space and make money from their unwanted clutter. Jacquie Denny who is the co-founder of the estate sale and auction website EverythingButTheHouse.com will assist alongside a team of other expert appraisers. The show is set to premiere on HGTV on Friday, March 19, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Lara Spencer Age
Spencer is 52 years old as of 2021. She was born Lara Christine Von Seelen on June 19, 1969, in Garden City, New York, United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 19th of June every year.
Lara Spencer Height / Weight
Spencer stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 57 kg (125 lbs).
Lara Spencer Family
Spencer has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Spencer has any siblings.
Lara Spencer Husband
Spencer is married to Rick McVey since 2018. In January 2018, she announced that she was engaged to New York tech entrepreneur Richard. The two first met after a mutual friend set them up on a blind date. Her husband McVey is the founder, chairman, and CEO of MarketAxess, a publicly-traded financial technology company. On September 1, 2018, the couple tied the knot in an outdoor ceremony in Vail, Colorado.
Lara Spencer Ex-Husband
Spencer’s first husband was David Haffenreffer who is a former CNNfn journalist. They got married on September 30, 2000, at St. Andrew’s Dune Church in an Episcopal ceremony. They lived in the Riverside section of Greenwich, Connecticut. In March 2015, Spencer and David announced that they had separated and they were divorced in June 2015.
Lara Spencer Children
Spencer and David have two children, Katharine Paige Haffenreffer (born in 2004) and Duff Haffenreffer (born on January 22, 2002).
Lara Spencer Net Worth
Spencer has an estimated net worth of $10 Million which she has earned through her career as a television presenter.
Lara Spencer Engagement Ring
In 2018 her husband Ricky Mcvey proposed to Lara with an enormous emerald ring.
Lara Spencer New Show
Lara has a new HGTV show called Everything but the house where he helps homeowners turn clutter into cash.
Lara Spencer Flea Market Flip
Lara hosts the show flea market flip on HGTV and the Great American Country channel.
Lara Spencer Weight Loss
Lara lost about 35 pounds by having a strict exercise routine of 6500 steps a day and following a healthy diet.
Lara Spencer House
Lara shares a very lovely home with his husband Rick and her two children.
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Who is Lara Spencer?
She is an American television presenter
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52 years old as of 2021
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5 feet 10 inches
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