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Joan Lunden

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Award-Winning Journalist, Best-Selling Author, Health & Wellness Advocate

Joan Lunden

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5 out of 5

Award-Winning Journalist, Best-Selling Author, Health & Wellness Advocate

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Joan Lunden Biography

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 personalities 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 host 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 joined the faculty of Lehigh University as a visiting professor in their College of Health teaching Population Health and the Media.

As a part of the sandwich generation, Lunden’s demographic is far-reaching. She is a mother of 7 including two sets of teenage twins. Like many Boomers in America, she has juggled being a working mom while caring for an aging parent and brings this experience to her role as an active advocate for seniors. One of the most visible women in America, Lunden has graced the covers of more than 60 magazines and book covers. Lunden’s newest 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 into an opportunity to become an advocate and help others. She chronicled her experience in her memoir "Had I Known". Lunden continues to interact with American’s daily on her website, Joanlunden.com 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.

Lunden’s books include "Why Did I Come into This Room: A Candid Conversation About Aging"; "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".

Joan Lunden truly exemplifies today’s modern working woman.

Joan Lunden Speaking Topics

  • Is the media telling the truth? Or is it making things up? What statements are real and what's just someone's opinion?

  • Caregivers & Boomers

    66 million Americans are caregivers for someone they love. With people living past 100, there is an increased demand for family members to serve as caregivers. From informational documents to balancing your health as a caregiver, Joan shares her personal journey of caring for her aging mother while raising a family and managing her career.

  • Breast Cancer

    Joan shares her journey of breast cancer, why she went public, and what she learned through her experience. From breast cancer myths, risk factors women need to know about, and tips for enduring the cancer journey, Joan talks about the hard decisions, and the silver linings she discovered along the way.

  • Motivation & Inspiration

    In her motivational talks, Joan shares personal inspirational mantras and secrets for living life with a positive attitude. Joan gives tips about how to seize opportunity and inspires audiences with her “expect to win” philosophy. By saying yes to challenges, Joan talks about how she was able to overcome obstacles and create her own success.

  • Health & Wellness

    Joan advocates for how essential it is to live a vibrant, active, and engaged lifestyle to protect yourself from chronic illness. Joan discusses heart health, diabetes, cancer, and general women’s health & wellness. Joan shares the changes she made to live a healthier lifestyle and the importance of putting yourself and your health first.

  • Women’s Empowerment

    Joan helped pave the way for working women in America after a long career in a male-dominated industry. Joan has a unique perspective with tips and anecdotes that transcend any industry. In her empowering talk, Joan shares how she navigated it all with optimism, determination, and of course, her witty sense of humor.

Joan Lunden Videos

  • Joan Lunden Hosts the 10th Annual FNIH Awards Ceremony, December 2022
    Joan was honored to host the 10th Annual FNIH Awards Ceremony in Washington DC in December 2022 for the Foundation for the National Institute of...
  • Joan Lunden speaks out on Regis Philbin's legacy l GMA
    The former "GMA" host shares her favorite memories of Philbin who has passed away at the age of 88. Subscribe to GMA's YouTube page: ...
  • Joan Lunden On Aging And Her New Book | TODAY
    Journalist Joan Lunden visits TODAY to talk about aging and her new book, “Why Did I Come Into This Room?: A Candid Conversation About Aging.”...

Joan Lunden Books

  • Why Did I Come into This Room?
    Why Did I Come into This Room?
  • Had I Known: A Memoir Of Survival
    Had I Known: A Memoir Of Survival
  • Growing Up Healthy: Protecting Your Child From Diseases Now Through Adulthood
    Growing Up Healthy: Protecting Your Child From Diseases Now Through Adulthood
  • Wake-Up Calls: Making The Most Out Of Every Day (Regardless Of What Life Throws You)
    Wake-Up Calls: Making The Most Out Of Every Day (Regardless Of What Life Throws You)
  • Joan Lunden's Healthy Cooking
    Joan Lunden's Healthy Cooking

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Joan Lunden is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Is the media telling the truth? Or is it making things up? What statements are real and what's just someone's opinion?, Caregivers & Boomers, Breast Cancer, Motivation & Inspiration, Health & Wellness and Women’s Empowerment. The estimated speaking fee range to book Joan Lunden for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Joan Lunden generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Erin Brockovich, Lisa Leslie, Ginger Zee, Shannon Miller and Sylvia Acevedo. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Joan Lunden for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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