Lara Spencer Biography and Wiki
Lara Spencer born Lara Christine Von Seelen is an American television presenter. She is widely recognized for her role as the co-anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America. She is also a correspondent for Nightline and ABC News.
Spencer is also an author, Her first book, ‘I Brake for Yard Sales, a guide on how to create high-end looking rooms using secondhand finds’, was issued in April 2012.
Lara Spencer Age and Birthday
The American television presenter was born on June 19, 1969, in Garden City, NY, the United States of America, She is 54 years old as of 2021.
Lara Spencer Height and Weight
Spencer is quite tall, She stands at 5 feet 10 inches (Approx 1.77m) weighing about 145.95 lb or 66.2 kg.
Lara Spencer Education
Regarding her education, Spencer attended Garden City High School, a public high school in Garden City, New York where she graduated in 1987. She also attended Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications and ultimately The Pennsylvania State University.
Lara Spencer Parents
Lara was born in New York City, the daughter of Richard von Seelen (father) and Carolyn von Seelen (mother).
Lara Spencer Husband
Moving on to her love life, Spencer has been married twice, Initially to former CNN journalist David Haffenreffer. The couple tied the knot on September 30, 2000, at St. Andrew’s Dune Church in an Episcopal ceremony. The couple has two children, Kate (b. 2004) and Duff (b. Jan 22, 2002).
However, they couldn’t see eye to eye and In March 2015, the couple announced that they had separated. They would ultimately get divorced in June 2015.
Lara would again find love in 2018 when she married Richard McVey. Spencer first met McVey after a mutual friend set them up on a blind date.
Richard Mitchell McVey, known as Rick, is an American entrepreneur who serves as chairman and chief executive officer of MarketAxess, which operates an electronic trading platform for corporate bonds and other fixed-income products. McVey has managed MarketAxess since he established the business in April 2000.
Born on July 2, 1959, in Painesville, OH, Lara Spencer’s Husband Richard McVey is 62 years old as of 2021.
Lara Spencer Children
Laura and former CNN journalist David Haffenreffer had two children, Kate (b. 2004) and Duff (b. Jan 22, 2002).
On the other hand, Lara’s current husband has 3 daughters from past relationships. The couple is yet to announce a child of their own.
Spencer 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 created and produced two television shows from her passion for interior design. The shows include a one-hour special ‘I Brake for Yard Sales’ that originally aired in April 2012 on HGTV and ‘Flea Market Flip’, a flea market-themed series currently running on Great American Country, an American cable television network owned by Discovery, Inc.
Lara Spencer Salary
Spencer receives an annual salary of $3 Million from her show and journalism career.
Lara Spencer Net Worth
Lara Christine Von Seelen is an American television presenter who has a net worth of $20 million. This amount is from her journalism career among other investments. Moreover, her spouse Richard holds a net worth of at least $579 Million dollars as of 2021.
With fame comes a lot of criticism and this was no different for Lara Spencer, In August 2019, Spencer’s comments concerning six-year-old Prince George of Cambridge enjoying ballet classes (among other hobbies) were interpreted by some as offensive, causing public backlash. This ultimately made Spencer issue an Instagram apology, saying, “I fully believe we should all be free to pursue our passions” also apologizing on Good Morning America during an interview with a few professional male dancers.