Lara Spencer Bio, Age, Parents, Husband, Education, Children, Salary, Net Worth

Lara Spencer Biography

Lara Spencer born in the USA as Lara Christine Von Seelen is a Television host, television producer working as a co-anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America and a Nightline and ABC News correspondent.


In 1987, she graduated from high school in Garden City. She attended Pennsylvania State University on a springboard and platform diving athletic scholarship and was a professional diver who was nationally ranked. In 1991, her senior year she was named an All American Athlete and graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism.

How old is Lara Spencer?

The American television presenter is 51 years old as of 19 June 2020. She was born in 1969 in Garden City, New York, United States.

Lara Spencer Parents- Family

She is the daughter of Carolyn von Seelen and Richard von Seelen. Her parents are of American nationality.

Lara Spencer Husband

She is currently married to Richard McVey(real name Richard Mitchell McVey), an entrepreneur in the USA. The couple met on a blind date set by a friend. The couple got engaged in January 2018 and wedded in an outdoor ceremony in Vail, Colorado on September 1, 2018.

She has been married twice. She was first married to Real estate broker David Haffenreffer, who previously worked as a CNN journalist. They wedded on September 30, 2000, at St. Andrew’s Dune Church in an Episcopal ceremony. They announced their separation in March 2015 and divorced in June 2015.

Lara Spencer Children-Kids

She has two children born from her previous relationship with David; Her daughter Katharine Paige Haffenreffer, born in 2004, and a son Duff Haffenreffer born on January 22, 2002.

Lara Spencer Net Worth-Salary

She earns a salary of $3 million per year, she has an estimated net worth of $20 million as of 2020. She has made her great fortune from her career as a television news personality.

Lara Spencer Career

Spencer went to the NBC website program after college, where she would volunteer to work with other reporters to gain experience. From there, she landed a job as a reporter, producer, editor, cameraman, and news-van driver at CBS affiliate WDEF-TV in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she was basically a one-man group.” She joined News 12 Long Island a year later and two years after that she anchored WABC-TV’s 3 AM newscast. While there, she covered the crash of TWA Flight 800, which was considered her big break. She then joined ABC’s Good Morning America as a national reporter in 1999.

Spencer was the creator and executive producer of It’s Worth What a prime time game show. Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, which premiered on NBC during the summer of 2011. Spencer has produced and produced two shows focused on her passion for interior design, a one-hour special named I Brake for Yard Sales that originally aired on HGTV in April 2012, and a television series on the flea market currently airing on Great American Country called Flea Market Flip.

The first book by Spencer, I Brake for Yard Sales, a guide on how to build high-end looking rooms using second-hand findings, was written and released in April 2012. She hosted the 87th Miss America pageant at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in September 2013, along with Chris Harrison, in which Spencer replaced Brooke Burke-Charvet. On September 15, 2013, the pageant was broadcast on ABC. She later returned with Harrison to co-host Miss America 2015 on September 14, 2014. On September 16, 2014, her second book, Flea Market Fabulous: Designing Beautiful Rooms with Antique Gems, a guide to designing rooms and homes, was published and released.