Lara Spencer is an American television presenter who is famous for being the co-anchor of the show called ‘Good Morning America’. Lara also hosts the show ‘Flea Market Flip’ on ‘HGTV’ as well as ‘Great American County Channel’. Now let’s have a close look on Lara Spencer’s net worth in 2018.
Lara Spencer Early Life
Lara Christine Von Seelen, professionally known as “Lara Spencer” was born on June 19, 1969, in Garden City, New York. She was born to her father, Richard Von Seelen, and mother, Carolyn Von Seelen. Lara was the youngest of her siblings.
Lara attended Garden City High School. In her high school, Lara was brilliant with the sports and always performed well in athletics. She received a scholarship for springboard and platform diving for further studies. She attended Pennsylvania State University and graduated in Broadcast Journalism.
Lara’s achievement in sport at that time was amazing as she was a nationally ranked competitive diver. She was also named an all American Athlete. Lara’s mother use to put a sale in the garage, so she spent most of her weekends with her mother, helping her out with the sale. Her mother was a very creative lady and inspired her to take interest in interior designing.
There is nothing much to talk about her dating life. Lara Spencer married her longtime boyfriend David Haffenreffer, a CNN journalist. Their wedding was quite lavishing and together they have two kids. After 15 years of their marriage, due to their personal differences, the couple got divorced.
There is a rumor that Lara Spencer is currently dating Rick McVey. Rick McVey is the CEO of the online bond trading company, Marketaxess Holdings Inc. Recently, the couple were spotted together having dinner in New York City.
Lara Spencer Career, Awards & Achievement
After college, in order to gain experience, Lara went to ‘NBC page’ program to work with the other reporters. Her experience landed her the position at the CBS affiliate. She worked there for almost a year and then joined ‘News 12 Long Island’. Her work there was much appreciated and after two years, she was anchoring 3 AM newscast for ‘WABC-TV’.
Lara Spencer started getting a lot of publicity and recognition from her viewers. She then started getting better projects and was sent to cover important news. Her biggest break came when she covered the ‘TWA flight 800’ crash. She impressed her audience by her dynamic and full-of-energy coverage throughout the investigation on the crash.
With her increasing popularity and fan following, Lara joined ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ as a national correspondent. Soon, after joining ABC, she got married and started living in Greenwich, Connecticut and after eight years, the couple moved to Los Angeles.
Lara is also a television producer and was the creator and executive producer of the primetime game show called ‘It’s Worth What?’ which aired on NBC. She has created and produced two other shows based on her passion, ‘I Brake For Yard Sale’ and ‘Flea Market Flip’.
Lara Spencer has also written some books based on her passion for interior designing. Lara once co-hosted 87th Miss America Pageant and Miss America 2015.
Awards & Achievements
Lara Spencer has made her name as a television presenter from the show ‘Good Morning America’. She hasn’t won many awards but has definitely won the hearts of millions. Her biggest achievement would be winning the ‘Daytime Emmy Award’ for the Outstanding morning program.
Net Worth of Lara Spencer
The estimated net worth of Lara Spencer is approximately $9 million. According to the reports, she gets a salary of $3 million. Her main source of income has been her earnings from her role as a television presenter.
Lara Spencer worked hard to achieve her dreams. Her parents didn’t have enough money to put her into the college, but Lara earned her way through college by gaining a scholarship. Today, she’s one of the famous television presenters and her net worth shows how successful she has been.