“Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.”
“A fulfilling life is different to each person. You have to acknowledge your dreams, and not just wait for life to happen, and opportunities to come knocking at your door.”
“I feel fortunate I have this amazing relationship with so many people in America, because I was in their homes at a very private time of day. They probably might have still had their robe on and their slippers and haven't made the beds.”
Joan Lunden is an American journalist, broadcaster and author. Born Joan Blunden in Fair Oaks, California, Joan got her first job in broadcasting at WABC-TV Eyewitness News in 1975, changing her last name to Lunden. Her immense popularity led her to a co-hosting position on Good Morning America just five years later in 1980. A brave risk-taker, Joan was known for her fearlessness and her unprecedented access as a journalist — for example, in 1983, she was one of three journalists to interview Prince Charles during a visit to America. Joan has also published a whopping eight books.
In June 2014, Joan returned to Good Morning America to share with Robin Roberts and the world that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and would be undergoing chemotherapy.
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Joan Lunden is best known for serving as a co-host on Good Morning America from 1980-1997.
Joan is currently married to Jeff Konigsberg, whom she wed in 2000. They have four children, two sets of twins named Kimberly Elise and Jack Andrew and Kate and Max, respectively; each pair of twins were birthed by the same surrogate, Deborah Bolig. From Joan’s first marriage to Michael Krauss which ran from 1978 until their divorce in 1998, Joan has three children: Jamie Beryl, Lindsay Leigh, and Sarah Emily.