Lara Spencer

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Full Name Lara Spencer
Age 51 Years Old
Nick Name Lara
Gender Female
Famous As TV Journalist
Birth Date June 19th, 1969
Birth Place Garden City, New York, United States

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Lara Christine Von Seelen also is known as Lara Spencer is an American television presenter. She is best known for being the co-anchor for ABC's Good Morning America. She is also a correspondent for Nightline and ABC News. Previously, she was the host of the syndicated entertainment newsmagazine The Insider from 2004 to 2011 and was a regular contributor to CBS's The Early Show.

Good Morning America host Lara Spencer apologizes for Prince George ballet remarks

Good Morning America host Lara Spencer came under fire after she laughed while mentioning the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's son would take up ballet and poetry as part of his upcoming school curriculum.

"In addition to the usual first or second-grade things like maths, science, and history, the future King of England will be putting down the play-dough to take on religious studies, computer programming, poetry, and ballet, among other things," she said to laughter from the Good Morning America audience.

Ms. Spencer's reaction was widely criticized on Twitter, with US actor Rosie O'Donnell describing her laughter as "like bullying on national TV".American dancer and Fame star Debbie Allen said Ms. Spencer owed "not just the Royal Family but the dance world an apology", citing men who had become "great contributors to the world and society" who had studied dance, such as Steve Jobs, Christopher Walken, and Dustin Hoffman.

Responding to the uproar on Instagram, Ms. Spencer apologized for her "insensitive comment" and encouraged the Prince to pursue his passions. "My sincere apologies for an insensitive comment I made in pop news yesterday," she wrote.

Famous For

Television presenter

Co-anchor for ABC's Good Morning America

Early life of Lara Spencer

Lara Spencer was born on 19 June 1969 in Garden City, New York. She holds American nationality with white ethnicity. Her birth name is Lara Christine Von Seelen with the birth sign of Gemini and was born to her father Richard Von Seelen and mother Carolyn Von Seelen. Further information about her parents will be added soon.

Regarding her education, she graduated from Garden City High School in 1987. For more studies, she attended Pennsylvania State University on an athletic scholarship for springboard and platform diving and was a nationally ranked competitive diver. She was named an All American Athlete in 1991 and graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

Body Measurement of Lara Spencer

TV Presenter Lara Spencer stands the height of 5ft 8in tall and a weight of 57 kg with an amazing alim body physique and has body measurements of 36-26-36 inches. 

Career of Lara spencer

  • Spencer started her career with the NBC page program where she volunteers to work with other reporters in order to gain experience. 
  • She landed a position at the CBS affiliate WDEF-TV in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she "was literally a one-man band", serving as reporter, producer, editor, cameraman, and news-van driver.
  • A year later, she joined News 12 Long Island and two years following that she was anchoring the 3 AM newscast for WABC-TV.
  • She then joined ABC's Good Morning America in 1999 as a national correspondent.
  • She was the host of the syndicated entertainment newsmagazine The Insider from 2004 to 2011.
  • She also hosted Antiques Roadshow on PBS for the 2004 and 2005 seasons and Antiques Roadshow FYI, a spin-off of Antiques Roadshow, during 2005.
  • In 2014, Spencer was named grand marshal at Penn State's Homecoming 2014.
  • In 2017, Spencer hosted the limited series of People Icons.
  • In April 2018, Spencer announced she would be only appearing on GMA three days a week to focus on her television producing.
Personal life of Lara Spencer

Who is Lara Spencer married to?

TV presenter Lara Spencer is married twice. She is currently married to Richard McVey, the CEO of MarketAxess On 1st September 2018  in an outdoor ceremony in Vail, Colorado. Previously, she was married to  David Hanffenreffer, a former CNN journalist on 30th September 2000. The couple had two children, named Duff  (2002) and Kate ( 2004). They got separated in 2015 and divorced in June 2015 though the reason for separation is not revealed.

Birthday of Lara Spencer

Lara Spencer celebrates her birthday on the 19th of June. Currently, she is 50 years old.

Net worth of Lara Spencer

Lara Spencer is earning a good amount from her shows and journalism career as she is getting a salary of $3 million annually. As of 2019, her net worth is estimated to be around $9 Million.