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Overview (2)

Born in Sacramento, California, USA
Birth NameJoan Elise Blunden

Mini Bio (1)

Joan Lunden was born on September 19, 1950 in Sacramento, California, USA as Joan Elise Blunden. She is an actress and writer, known for Thank You for Smoking (2005), Conspiracy Theory (1997) and What About Bob? (1991). She has been married to Jeff Konigsberg since April 18, 2000. They have four children. She was previously married to Michael Krauss.

Spouse (2)

Jeff Konigsberg (18 April 2000 - present) ( 4 children)
Michael Krauss (10 September 1978 - 1992) ( divorced) ( 3 children)

Trivia (25)

Father died in plane crash when she was 13.
Graduated high school at 16.
Daughter Lindsey Kraus attends the University of Pennsylvania (as of 2002).
10 June 2003 - Joan & husband Jeff Konigsberg became the parents of twins - Kate Elizabeth & Max Aaron, delivered by a surrogate mother in Cincinnati.
Daughter Sarah Kraus is now 17 and attends Greenwich High School in Greenwich, Connecticut. She was recently accepted at the University of Pennsylvania, where her mother is on the board of trustees. [2004]
(1,March 2005) second set of twins were born, a girl, Kimberly Elise (6lbs. 12ozs) and a boy, Jack Andrew (7lbs. 9oz). Kimberly and Jack were delivered by the same surrogate mom, Deborah Bolig in a Cincinnati hospital.
Her husband, Jeff Konigsberg, owns two summer camps in Maine - Camp Takajo (for boys), located in Naples, Maine, and Tripp Lake Camp (for girls),located in Poland, Maine. The girl's camp is run by his sister, Nancy Konigsberg Levy.
Was once a beat reporter for WABC-TV's Eyewitness News in New York City.
Fox News Special Royal Wedding contributor. Covered Princess Diana's wedding in 1981.
Her brother, who had diabetes, died in 2007 [2010].
Her mother is in a senior living facility, afflicted with Alzheimer's.
Daughter, Lindsey Kraus is engaged. Daughter Sarah Kraus works for Bravo network.
Release of her book, "Joan Lunden's a Bend in the Road is Not the End of the Road: 10 Positive Principles for Dealing with Change". [1998]
Release of her book, "Joan Lunden's Healty Cooking". [1996]
Release of her book, "Joan Lunden's Healthy Living: A Practical, Inspirationl Guide to Creating Balance in Your Life". [1997]
Welcomed a second set of twins to her family, Kimberly Elise & Jack Andrew. First set of twins Kate & Max were also delivered by a surrogate mom. [March 2005]
Greenwich, Connecticut [November 2004]
Currently is the official spokesperson for A Place For Mom.
Her father was a cancer surgeon. Joan originally wanted to follow in his footsteps and become a doctor.
In June 2015, one year after being diagnosed with breast cancer she is now cancer free.
Has been diagnosed with breast cancer [June 24, 2014].
Joan's mother died in 2013.
Her daughter, Lindsey Kraus Weinberg, gave birth to daughter Parker Leigh Weinberg, on Aug. 30, 2014.
Inducted into the Hair Fan's Hall of Fame in 2016.

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