Lara Spencer

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Renowned broadcast journalist Lara Spencer is a co-anchor for ABC's Good Morning America.

Spencer began her broadcasting career in the NBC Page Program. Her first reporting job was at WDEF-TV in Tennessee where she was, as she calls it, a "one man band"--shooting, reporting, and editing all of her stories. From there, she landed on her home turf when the New York native began reporting for News 12 Long Island, and then worked as a reporter and anchor for WABC-TV's Eyewitness News in New York City. While at WABC she covered breaking stories including the crash of TWA Flight 800 and the death of Princess Diana. But it was her nightly feature, "Life Around Here with Lara Spencer" that got her noticed by Good Morning America.  She moved full time to GMA, lending her infectious curiosity and writing skills to memorable stories including "50 States in 50 Weeks: In Search of America". The Emmy-nominated series featured Spencer exploring the diversity of the American states.

Spencer is the author of two bestsellers I Brake For Yard Sales and Flea Market Fabulous, which reveal her side as a self-confessed frugalista with a passion for shopping at yard sales, thrift shops, and estate sales, and for decorating her home and friends' homes with her fabulous finds.

At engagements nationwide, Spencer serves as a dynamic host and moderator. She also offers illuminating insight on issues such as work-life balance and the current media landscape. 

 

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The Perfect Host

Lara has worked her way up the news ladder. From giving tours at 30 Rockefeller Plaza to driving endless hours to cover strawberry festivals and store openings to her current success as co-host of Good Morning America, audiences everywhere relate to her. Lara attended Penn State University on a scho ...

Lara has worked her way up the news ladder. From giving tours at 30 Rockefeller Plaza to driving endless hours to cover strawberry festivals and store openings to her current success as co-host of Good Morning America, audiences everywhere relate to her. Lara attended Penn State University on a scholarship for springboard and platform diving, became captain of the varsity team, and was named All American. A working mom of two, her ability to combine her passions for parenting and doing a job she loves, coupled with her professional, down-to-earth style has made her a favorite of organizations around the country to host or moderate their events.

Blue Blood Style On a Blue Collar Budget

When not on the air, Lara Spencer can be found scouring thrift stores, yard sales and flea markets for undiscovered treasures. Her ability to spot potential in even the most sorry-looking of items has earned her a steady and enthusiastic following of design requests, from spearheading giant treasure ...

When not on the air, Lara Spencer can be found scouring thrift stores, yard sales and flea markets for undiscovered treasures. Her ability to spot potential in even the most sorry-looking of items has earned her a steady and enthusiastic following of design requests, from spearheading giant treasure-hunting adventures at flea markets to full-blown home renovation projects. As a former host of PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, she’s seen the gamut of hopeful finds…from the rarest of objects to the simply sentimental. But Lara knows that decoration is a reflection of one’s personality and that it doesn’t need to cost a lot to achieve that. Lara shows you what to look for and gives you easy fix-up ideas that transform not only the items, but the spaces you love.

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<p><strong>VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING: As an emcee, host, moderator, or keynote speaker, Lara Spencer brings the energy, understanding, and brilliance that we’ve all come to witness each morning from her on Good Morning America (GMA) to virtual and in-person events everywhere.</strong></p>

VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING: As an emcee, host, moderator, or keynote speaker, Lara Spencer brings the energy, understanding, and brilliance that we’ve all come to witness each morning from her on Good Morning America (GMA) to virtual and in-person events everywhere.

Each weekday, people from all over the country invite GMA’s LARA SPENCER into their homes starting their day entertained, energized, and more informed. On Good Morning America, as the co-anchor, Spencer helps millions of people set the tone to their day bringing them the news, entertainment, and more. At virtual and in-person events, as an emcee, host, moderator, or keynote speaker, Lara Spencer brings the energy, understanding, and brilliance that we’ve all come to witness each morning from her. Groups rave about her, saying, “Lara was fantastic- what a pro! We loved having her.” (Target) Spencer is the author of two bestsellers I Brake For Yard Sales and Flea Market Fabulous, which reveal her side as a self-confessed frugalista with a passion for shopping at yard sales, thrift shops, and estate sales, and for decorating her home and friends' homes with her fabulous finds.

Biography

Lara Spencer was named co-anchor for ABC's Good Morning America  in March, 2011. This is Spencer's second time at GMA.  She was previously the show's National Correspondent for 5 years, from 1999 to 2004.

Spencer began her broadcasting career in the NBC Page Program. Her first reporting job was at WDEF-TV in Chattanooga, TN, where she was, as she calls it, a "one man band"--shooting, reporting, and editing all of her stories. From there, she landed on her home turf when the New York native began reporting for News 12 Long Island. From 1995 to 1999, Spencer was a reporter and anchor for WABC-TV's Eyewitness News in New York City, where she covered breaking stories including the crash of TWA Flight 800 and the death of Princess Diana. But it was her nightly feature, "Life Around Here with Lara Spencer" that got her noticed by Good Morning America.  She moved full time to GMA  the following year, lending her infectious curiosity and writing skills to memorable stories including "50 States in 50 Weeks: In Search of America". The Emmy-nominated series featured Spencer exploring the diversity of the American states.

In 2004, Spencer launched and hosted the syndicated entertainment news magazine show, The Insider  and also hosted the PBS series Antiques Roadshow  (2002-2004). In 2010, she created the HGTV show Flea Market Flip  which she continues to executive produce and host. She is the author of The New York Times  bestseller, I Brake For Yard Sales  and is currently writing her second book on decorating.

Spencer graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.