Joan Lunden Biography

An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, and women's health and wellness advocate, Joan Lunden has been a trusted voice in American homes for more than 30 years. For nearly two decades, Lunden greeted viewers each morning on "Good Morning America," bringing insight to the day’s top stories. As the longest-running female host ever on early morning television, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered 5 presidents, 5 Olympics, and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families, and their health.

Today, Lunden continues to be one of America’s most recognized and trusted personalities. Lunden is a sought-after speaker and event host throughout the country. She is the host of the host the PBS television series, "Second Opinion with Joan Lunden." She also hosts the Washington Post Podcast series, "Caring for Tomorrow" on the future of healthcare. Additionally, Lunden has become the ambassador to the Poynter Institute’s MediaWise for Seniors program which educates individuals over 50 on media literacy - separating fact from fiction online. On her website and social media accounts, women interact with her every day about health, wellness, lifestyle tips, family, and boomer information.

As a part of the sandwich generation, Lunden’s demographic is far-reaching. She is a mother of 7 including two sets of teenage twins. Like many Boomers in America, she has juggled being a working mom while caring for an aging parent and brings this experience to her role as the spokesperson for the nation’s leading senior referral service, A Place for Mom, a company helping caregivers and families find the right care and resources for their loved one.

In June of 2014, Lunden was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, which required chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation. An eternal optimist, Lunden wanted to turn her diagnosis into an opportunity to help others. She blogged throughout her cancer treatment and wrote a memoir, "Had I Known," which documents her battle with the disease, and reflects on her life and career. Lunden advocates for patients on Capitol Hill, and actively communicates with the cancer community through her social media and on her website.

One of the most visible women in America, Lunden has graced the covers of more than 60 magazines and book covers. Lunden’s newest book, "Why Did I Come into This Room: A Candid Conversation About Aging," was released in March 2020.

Lunden has served as a national spokesperson for various organizations such as The American Heart Association, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, The American Lung Association, The American Red Cross, The American Academy of Pediatrics, and The Colon Cancer Alliance.

Lunden’s books include "Had I Known," "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregiving," "Growing Up Healthy: Protecting Your Child From Diseases Now Through Adulthood," "Wake-Up Calls," "A Bend in the Road is Not the End of the Road," "Joan Lunden’s Healthy Living," "Joan Lunden’s Healthy Cooking," "Mother’s Minutes," "Your Newborn Baby," and "Good Morning, I’m Joan Lunden." She also hosts the exercise video Workout America.

Lunden truly exemplifies today’s modern working woman.

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Joan Lunden Videos

Joan Lunden speaks out on Regis Philbin's legacy l GMA
Joan Lunden speaks out on Regis Philbin's legacy l GMA
Joan Lunden On Aging And Her New Book | TODAY
Joan Lunden On Aging And Her New Book | TODAY
Joan Lunden Promotes 'Age Well' Message at Summit
Joan Lunden Promotes 'Age Well' Message at Summit

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Joan Lunden is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Inspirational, Work-Life Balance and Social Issues. The estimated speaking fee range to book Joan Lunden for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Joan Lunden generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Erin Brockovich, Randi Zuckerberg and Shannon Miller. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Joan Lunden for an upcoming event.

Joan Lunden Videos

Joan Lunden speaks out on Regis Philbin's legacy l GMA
Joan Lunden speaks out on Regis Philbin's legacy l GMA
Joan Lunden On Aging And Her New Book | TODAY
Joan Lunden On Aging And Her New Book | TODAY
Joan Lunden Promotes 'Age Well' Message at Summit
Joan Lunden Promotes 'Age Well' Message at Summit
Dinner Keynote: Joan Lunden
Dinner Keynote: Joan Lunden

Joan Lunden Reviews

  • Everyone was a pleasure to work with!
    LRP Media - May 17 2021

  • The event was great! We had over 400 guests and over 100 survivors who were honored. Joan was lovely. Our ladies were so thankful she took the time to come to OKC and invest in them.
    Project31 - Oct 21 2019

  • Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation - Nov 08 2018

  • Joan was great. I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews. She was a terrific speaker and very personable and engaged... Overall, our committee and guests were very happy.
    Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation - Nov 08 2018

  • County of San Diego, Health & Human Services Agency - Jul 05 2018

Joan Lunden Speaking Topics

  • Motivation & Inspiration

    In her motivational talks, Joan shares personal inspirational mantras and secrets for living life with a positive attitude. Joan gives tips about how to seize opportunity and inspires audiences with her “expect to win” philosophy. By saying yes to challenges, Joan talks about how she was able to overcome obstacles and create her own success.

  • Health & Wellness

    Joan advocates for how essential it is to live a vibrant, active, and engaged lifestyle to protect yourself from chronic illness. Joan discusses heart health, diabetes, cancer, and general women’s health & wellness. Joan shares the changes she made to live a healthier lifestyle and the importance of putting yourself and your health first.

  • Women’s Empowerment

    Joan helped pave the way for working women in America after a long career in a male-dominated industry. Joan has a unique perspective with tips and anecdotes that transcend any industry. In her empowering talk, Joan shares how she navigated it all with optimism, determination, and of course, her witty sense of humor.

  • Leadership & Success

    From small-town weather girl to earning the seat as co-host of the top morning TV show in the country, Joan shares her perspective on leadership and strategies for success from her personal journey to the top. With insights from the most successful people in the world, Joan shares her discoveries, including her say “yes” attitude.

  • Caregivers & Boomers

    66 million Americans are caregivers for someone they love. With people living past 100, there is an increased demand for family members to serve as caregivers. From informational documents to balancing your health as a caregiver, Joan shares her personal journey of caring for her aging mother while raising a family and managing her career.

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