Joan Lunden is one of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities. As host of ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America” for almost two decades (1980-1997), the the longest-running host on early morning television, Lunden helped millions of viewers greet each new day.

During her tenure she reported from 26 countries, covered four presidents, five Olympics, and two Royal weddings, and all the while kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families and themselves.

Today, calling upon all those many years of interviewing the world’s greatest leaders and stars from all walks of life including chefs and lifestyle experts, she is host of the CBS primetime series “Wickedly Perfect” a competition searching for America’s next great style maker.
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An award-winning broadcast journalist, Joan Lunden executive produced and hosted the weekly series “Behind Closed Doors” from 1996-2001 first for ABC TV, then for A&E TV. On the critically-acclaimed program she gave viewers unprecedented access to places few have ever seen like the CIA Headquarters and the Secret Service Training Grounds, and she delighted viewers with her on-air daredevil adventures like bungee jumping, mountain climbing, performing as a Las Vegas Showgirl, and diving to the bottom of the sea with Oceanographers. She has also been allowed to take part in a number of daring military training exercises: deploying with the Navy Seals from a Nuclear Attack Submarine; landing on the USS Eisenhower in an FA-18; flying at 65,000 feet, the edge of space, in a U2 Reconnaissance aircraft; training in an M1A2 Abrams Battle Tank; night attack jump training with the 82nd Airborne and formation skydiving with the elite Golden Knights. In May 2001, Lunden was awarded for her in-depth coverage of our Armed Forces with the Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service, the highest honor given to a civilian by the military.

Joan Lunden is one of the most visible moms in America. In March of this year, the mother of Jamie, Lindsay, Sarah and toddler twins Kate and Max, announced that she and her husband businessman Jeff Konigsberg have welcomed their second set of twins, Kimberly and Jack, by a surrogate.

Also one of the most written about moms in America, she has graced the covers of over 26 magazines, most recently Ladies Home Journal (May 2004), Women’s Day (May 2004), People (March 2003) and Good Housekeeping (September 2003 and the upcoming June 2005 issue). In sharing her personal experiences, Lunden has become a vocal parenting advocate and endeared herself to American viewers.

She was voted “Mother of the Year” by the National Mother’s Day Committee and “Career Mother of the Year” by the National Institute of Infant Services. Lunden has dedicated much of her career to educating parents, hosting the award-winning “Mothers Day” program for Lifetime TV, “Miracle Babies” for PAX-TV, and the video “Your Newborn Baby.” Joan Lunden can currently be seen on the Newborn Baby Channel, in hospital maternity wards around the country and on www/ivillage.com.

A best selling author, her books include “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”. She also hosts the exercise video “Workout America”.

Ms. Lunden is a nationally known speaker addressing groups as large 25,0000, on subjects ranging from Women’s Health and Children’s Nutrition, Fertility and Surrogacy, Dealing with Change and Finding Success, the Television Media and The Search for Inspiration and Happiness. Lunden toured with Tony Robbins for three years and has hosted corporate events for such companies as Hyperion Solutions, VISA, Tricon Global Restaurants, Volvo and Hewlett Packard. She has hosted numerous satellite media tours and media events including Benefiber, National Canned Foods, Schering-Plough, and the National Pork Association. Joan Lunden has also hosted many corporate annual meetings as well as institutional videos, representing such entities as The American Dental Association and The American Lung Association.

Lunden’s dedication to her family, her work, and her civic responsibility have earned her numerous honors and awards, including the Spirit of Achievement Award from the Albert Einstein College of Yeshiva, National Women’s Political Caucus Award, New Jersey Division of Civil Rights Award, Baylor University Outstanding Woman of the Year, and the YWCA Outstanding Woman’s Award. The New York Women in Communications honored Lunden with a Matrix Award for her outstanding contributions to the broadcasting field.

Joan Lunden | Celebrity Journalist | Inspirational Speaker


KEYNOTE TOPICS:

BREAST CANCER

Had I Known

Lunden Shares why she decided to go public with her breast cancer battle, what she learned, the breast cancer myths she discovered, and risk factors women need to know about. Lunden takes you through the hard decisions she had to make, and the silver linings she came across along the way.

The Patient’s Perspective

Lunden shares what she learned through her personal experience as a cancer patient and what she learned from the thousands of patients and survivors who reached out to her through her website and social media. Lunden tells of the fears a patient harbors, the hard decisions a patient has to make during the battle to save their life, the lies we all tell to our doctors, and the importance of screenings that can save people lives.

The Power of a Positive Attitude

Joan shares how having a positive attitude, seeking out her best options, fighting like a warrior and expecting to win not only served her throughout her career, but also in her breast cancer battle.

Educational / Informative Inspirational / Life-changing

HEALTHY LIVING & LONGEVITY

How to be the CEO of Your Own Health

Joan speaks on how we need to reform the way we approach the management of our own health and how we interact with our doctors and medical institutions. Joan gives strategies on how to take charge of your health as well as be a better patient helping you to live healthier, happier, and longer.

The Secrets To Living Younger Longer

With three best-selling books on health: Healthy Cooking, Healthy Living and Growing up Healthy, Joan has become a leader in health & wellness and longevity.  Joan is constantly asked how she remains so energetic, so “young,” and so vibrant while raising 7 children and maintaining a successful career. In this personal and motivational talk, Joan shares what she’s learned from her own experience, from the experts she’s interviewed, and how she stays at the top of her game.

Heart Health

Lunden was 39 years old when realized she had many of the risk factors for cardio-vascular disease and needed to take charge of her health to protect her longevity. Lunden shares the importance of putting yourself and your health at the top of your to do list, and the changes she made to protect herself from heart disease and other chronic illnesses.

Diabetes

Lunden shares the personal story of her brother who died from complications of diabetes, and how to be proactive and protect your health when it comes to this disease as well as other chronic illnesses.

Children’s Health

1 in 3 American Children is overweight and childhood obesity is the number one health concern among parents today. Joan shares groundbreaking research on how diseases like hypertension, heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, and diabetes-may begin in early childhood or infancy.

Educational / Informative Inspirational / Life-changing

SUCCESS STRATEGIES

My Journey From Small Town Sacramento to The Big Apple

Joan tells her personal story of how she took a passing suggestion to look for a job in news and went on to becoming host of Good Morning America for nearly two decades becoming the longest running female host ever on early morning television. Joan shares how the management of her reputation and ability to reinvent herself has allowed her a continued successful career following GMA.

The Ten Best Secrets to Success

Having interviewed top business tycoons and a myriad of world leaders over her 3 decades as a journalist, Joan shares what she has learned throughout her career along with advice from the most successful people in the world and their common traits. Joan shares her personal journey of making it to the top of the tough television news business as well as how she reinvented herself launching her own business based on her focus in women’s health & wellness. As one of the most well known working moms in the country, Joan can also talk about balancing home and family: how to keep your family values while being a successful working woman.

Educational / Informative Inspirational / Life-changing

MOTIVATION & INSPIRATION

A Bend in the Road is not the End of the Road: Preparing for Life’s Changes

Lunden speaks frequently on the topics of motivation, inspiration and change. Leaving her seat on Good Morning America after two decades, Joan had to deal with reinventing herself in front of millions of Americans. Since then she has faced career and personal life hurdles, overcoming each with new strategies for dealing with life’s changes. Joan shares her personal story as well as giving advice on how to be flexible with what life throws your way while maintaining your sense of self.

The Power of a Positive Attitude

Joan shares how having a positive attitude, seeking out her best options, fighting like a warrior, and expecting to win lead to a successful and long lasting career.

Educational / Informative Inspirational / Life-changing

WOMEN

Now That We Have It All, How Do We Do it All? The Modern Woman’s Dilemma

So much has changed for women over the past 50 years, especially for women in the workforce and in the home. Joan speaks on how women take on their new roles that they have fought for, while still juggling being a mother and managing family life. Joan includes her personal story of being one of the first women in America to bring her baby to work when she became the host of Good Morning America, setting a trend for corporations across the country. From her interviews with women’s activist Gloria Steinem to Betty Freidan on her social-changing book The Feminine Mystique to Gail Sheehy on the passages of women’s lives Joan goes from the history of women in the workforce to some of the new challenges women face holding down jobs today.

Strategies for Success: Women’s Path to Power & Reinvention

Lunden shares how much times have changed for women over the past 50 years, the obstacles they have had to overcome, and having experience in constantly reinventing herself and her career Joan gives advice on how to use reinvention as a tool for success.

Educational / Informative Inspirational / Life-changing

CAREGIVING

From Career to Caregiving and Everything in Between

66 million Americans are caregivers for someone they love, and that is 30% of the U.S. population. Some experts are predicting that figure will triple over the next decade. A longer life expectancy has led to an increased demand for family members to serve as caregivers. Being a part of the sandwich generation Joan had to take care of her aging mother while still raising two sets of young twins and managing her career. From this experience, Joan quickly launched a large portion of her career into the dedicated space of “caregiving.”  It is without doubt this is the next health crisis facing our country. Joan shares her personal experience of caring for her 93-year-old mother while still working and raising young children. Joan shares what she has learned about how to be prepared for caregiving so you can avoid getting overwhelmed when a crisis happens.

Embracing Change: The New Reality for Your Family’s Future

Now that people are living longer than ever before we need to change how we prepare for our second chapter – that includes preparing for retirement, caregiving, and aging. We are approaching a new world of aging and Joan shares how technology, health, family, society, and our financial preparation need to be looked at in a new way.

Educational / Informative Inspirational / Life-changing

TELEVISION & MEDIA

Television and How the World has Changed the Media

Who would have thought in the mid 70s that people today would be able to watch the news on their cell phones. Lunden shares what media was like when film was still used and how today there are pros and cons to live streaming news. Although the  “race to be first” has consumed the media, wireless technology today not only helps us stay connected with friends and business contacts, it connects us with the world.


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