Lara Spencer Biography
Lara Spencer is an Emmy award-winning anchor and current contributor for “Good Morning America”, and has been with ABC News for 14 years. She is also a correspondent for Nightline and ABC News. She is also a creator and host of HGTV’s Emmy Award-winning “Flea Market Flip”, the creator, EP, and host of “Everything But the House” on HGTV.
Previously, Lara was the host of the syndicated entertainment newsmagazine The Insider from 2004 to 2011, and a regular contributor to CBS’s The Early Show. Before this, she was the national correspondent for Good Morning America and spent several years as a lifestyle reporter for WABC-TV. Spencer also hosted Antiques Roadshow on PBS for the 2004 and 2005 seasons, and Antiques Roadshow FYI, “Flea Market Flip” and the creator, EP, and host of “Everything But the House” on HGTV.
Spencer attended Garden City High School where she graduated in 1987. She then attained an athletics scholarship that landed her at Pennsylvania State University. She concentrated on her education and eventually graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
Following college, Lara 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, serving as reporter, producer, editor, cameraman, and news-van driver.
A year later, she joined News 12 Long Island and after two years she started anchoring the 3 AM newscast for WABC-TV. At the station, Lara covered the TWA Flight 800 crash, which was considered her big break. She then joined ABC’s Good Morning America in 1999 as a national correspondent.
In 2011, Lara has named a co-host of Good Morning America. However, she took a step back from her acclaimed position to focus more on her media company, Duffkat Media starting in 2018. Since then, Spencer has been working a few days a week for GMA, primarily shooting from home.
Lara is also a big name when it comes to her HGTV show, Everything But the House, which premiered in March 2019. For the few years she took off between her second return to GMA was to give birth to her second born. This followed her passion for being an antique dealer and interior designer. She also created and produced two shows for HGTV, IT’s WORTH WHAT??, a game show featuring amazing finds, and her hit series; Flea Market Flip, which pits two teams of avid flea market patrons against each other.
In 2014, she published her second New York bestseller, Flea Market Fabulous with her tips to bargain hunting and flea marketing.
Lara Spencer Age
How old is Lara Spencer? Spencer is 52 years old as of 2021. She was born Lara Christine Seelen on June 19, 1969, in Garden City, New York, the United States of America. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on June 19 every year and her birth sign is Gemini.
Lara Spencer Husband
Spencer was married to former CNN journalist David Haffenreffer. The couple had two children, Kater born in 2004, and Duff born on January 22, 2002. In March 2015, the couple announced their divorce.
In January 2018, Spencer announced that she was engaged to New York tech entrepreneur Richard McVey. Spencer and Richard first met through a blind date set by a mutual friend. On September 1, 2018, Spencer and Richard married in an outdoor ceremony in Vail, Colorado.
Lara is happily married to her new husband Richard McVey since September 1, 2018.
In addition, Spencer has two children from her marriage with David Haffernreffer. She has a daughter, Katherine Paige Haffernreffer, and a son, Duff Haffernreffer.
Lara Spencer Family
Spencer is the daughter of Carolyn Von Seelen (mother) and Richard Von Seelen (father). She has an elder brother, Keith Seelen.
Lara Spencer’s Height
Spencer stands at an approximate height of 1.77 m or 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Lara Spencer Net Worth
Spencer has an estimated net worth of $20 million. Her income is mainly attributed to her successful career as a television presenter.
Lara Spencer Salary
Spencer earns an approximate annual salary of $3 million according to ABC Anchor’s salary.