Joan Lunden

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Award-Winning Journalist & Bestselling Author

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    Joan Lunden: Biography at a Glance

    • Hosted “Good Morning America” for nearly two decades, the longest-running host on early morning TV
    • Launched the sleep solutions line Awaken by Joan Lunden, cookware line Twiztt by Joan Lunden and skincare line Resurgence
    • Co-author of “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregiving”
    • Regularly speaks about health and wellness, parenting, success and balance in life
    • Works closely with The American Heart Association, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, The American Lung Association and The American Red Cross



    An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, television host, and motivational speaker, Joan Lunden has been a trusted voice in American homes for more than 40 years. For nearly two decades, Lunden greeted viewers each morning on Good Morning America making her the longest-running female host ever on early morning television.

    Lunden continues to be one of America’s most recognized and trusted journalists which has made her a sought-after speaker for events across the country. As an ardent health & senior advocate, Lunden has testified before the Food and Drug Administration, advocating mandatory mammogram reporting, and the Congressional House Ways and Means Committee, advocating for the Family and Medical Leave Act.

    Lunden is the host of the PBS television series, Second Opinion with Joan Lunden, and the Washington Post Podcast series, Caring for Tomorrow​​​​​​, on the future of healthcare. Lunden is also the ambassador to the Poynter Institute’s MediaWise for Seniors program which educates individuals over 50 on media literacy - separating fact from fiction online.  Recently, Lunden also served as a visiting professor at Lehigh University in their College of Health teaching Population Health and the Media.

    One of the most visible women in America, Lunden has graced the covers of more than 60 magazines and book covers. Lunden’s book, Why Did I Come into This Room: A Candid Conversation About Aging quickly became a New York Times Best Seller.

    In June of 2014, Lunden was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. An eternal optimist, she turned her diagnosis and subsequent cancer treatment into an opportunity to become an advocate to help others. Lunden shared her battle against breast cancer in her book Had I Known

    Lunden continues to interact with American’s daily on her website, as well as her social media platforms. Lunden has served as national spokesperson for various organizations such as the American Heart Association, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, American Lung Association, American Red Cross, American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Colon Cancer Alliance.

    Joan Lunden truly exemplifies today’s modern working woman.

    Joan Lunden’s books include: Why Did I Come into This Room: A Candid Conversation About AgingHad I KnownChicken Soup for the Soul: Family CaregivingGrowing 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.


    Overcoming Change and Staying Motivated
    The Ten Best Secrets to Success
    Now That We Have It All, How Do We Do it All? The Modern Woman’s Dilemma
    From Career to Caregiving and Everything in Between
    Embracing Change: The New Reality for Your Family's Future
    Strategies for Success: Women’s Path to Power & Reinvention
    The Secrets To Living Younger Longer
    Fostering Leadership and Achieving Dreams
    My Journey From Small Town Sacramento to The Big Apple

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