For over 3 decades, Joan Lunden has been a trusted voice in American homes. As the longest running host ever on early morning TV, for nearly two decades Lunden greeted viewers each morning on Good Morning America bringing insight to the day’s top stories. Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered 5 presidents and 5 Olympics and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families and themselves.
An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, woman’s health & wellness advocate, and mom of seven – she continues to be one of America’s most recognized and trusted personalities. Joan Lunden truly exemplifies today’s modern working woman.
With her career focused on health, wellness, and inspiration, Lunden has continued to be a reassuring and informative presence in American homes for more than 30 years. In June of 2014, Lunden was diagnosed with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer, which required chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation. Lunden made a decision to take her battle public and has since shared her journey through cancer treatment with the world, becoming a prominent voice in the breast cancer community.
An eternal optimist, Lunden decided to turn her diagnosis into an opportunity to help others in the breast cancer community. From her consistent journaling throughout her breast cancer journey, Lunden wrote a book entitled Had I Known, which documents her battle with cancer as well as takes a reflective look back on her life and career. Every day, women visit Lunden’s blog for helpful information about cancer, health, wellness, lifestyle tips, family and boomer information.
Being a part of the sandwich generation Lunden’s demographic is far-reaching. She, like many Boomers in America is a working mother (of 7 including two young sets of twins, ages 9 & 11), and has cared for an aging parent; so she truly understands the stresses women face today. Lunden brings that experience to all her projects, whether focusing on parenting, healthy ageing, family caregiving, or health & wellness. Lunden is the spokesperson for the nation’s leading senior referral service, A Place for Mom; and has a skincare line, Murad Resurgence.
Lunden has served as national spokesperson for various organizations such as The American Heart Association, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, The American Lung Association, The American Red Cross, The American Academy of Pediatrics, and The Colon Cancer Alliance. She speaks regularly around the country about health & wellness, parenting, success & balance in life, and more.
One of the most visible women in America, Lunden has graced the covers of more than 60 magazines and book covers.
Her books include Had I Known; Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregiving; Growing 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. Her latest is Why Did I Come into This Room? A Candid Conversation about Aging. She also hosts the exercise video Workout America.
“Joan’s message was uplifting and inspirational, especially to those who find their lives being pulled in so many different directions! She is an excellent example of how a good attitude and willingness to grasp every opportunity can lead to great success in unanticipated endeavors. Sharing her story makes it obvious why she has seen such amazing success in her career and her life.”
We were so pleased to have had Joan Lunden participate as the keynote speaker for our first ever Women’s Health and Wellness Symposium in 2009. Ms. Lunden’s participation drew a huge crowd of over 200 participants to the inaugural event, and she electrified the room with her inspiring life story and commitment to women’s health and wellness. She is an incredibly engaging and thoughtful speaker, and her participation was a critical component to the success of the event.
We were thrilled to have Joan Lunden speak to the Virginia MGMA. She was warm, friendly and knowledgeable as she shared her insights into the 10 traits of highly successful people. Everyone loved it.
The women of Greenville are STILL talking about your visit—you made quite an impact on our community and brought such positive energy to us. I cannot thank you enough for your generous spirit and kindness—to say the least, you've left big shoes to fill in the years to come.