Joan Lunden is an award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, and women's health & wellness advocate. 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.
Joan hosts the Podcast series, “Caring for Tomorrow” on the future of medicine and a PBS television series, “Second Opinion with Joan Lunden”. She is an advocate for seniors educating individuals over 50 on media literacy and is a national spokesperson for A Place for Mom. Through her role as spokesperson for The American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the American Academy of Pediatrics and others, she has advocated for a variety of health and wellness organizations.
As a mother of 7, she has juggled being a working mom while caring for an aging parent, a challenge many Americans have faced. She is the model of today’s modern working woman. Her battle with breast cancer in 2014 provided an opportunity to help others, chronicling her breast cancer journey in a memoir Had I Known.
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, was released in March 2020 to rave reviews and quickly became a New York Times Best Seller. Ever the optimist, she has made a career of helping others and inspiring them through her candid, down-to-earth, and often humorous writings and presentations.
Joan is the author of a number of books including Good Morning, I’m Joan Lunden; Wake-Up Calls; A Bend in the Road is Not the End of the Road; and her 2020 New York Times bestseller, Why Did I Come Into This Room?
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