Award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, and women's health & wellness advocate
An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, and women's health & wellness advocate, Joan Lunden has been a trusted voice in American homes for more than 30 years. For nearly two decades, Lunden greeted viewers each morning on Good Morning America bringing insight to the day’s top stories. As the longest running female host ever on early morning television, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered 5 presidents, 5 Olympics, and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families, and their health. In June of 2014, Lunden was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, which required chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation. An eternal optimist, Lunden wanted to turn her diagnosis into an opportunity to help others. By changing her focus from HER cancer to the FIGHT against cancer, Lunden immediately turned her diagnosis into a mission to educate and inspire others about prevention and treatment. Lunden chronicled her journey on her website and social media, ultimately writing her latest book Had I Known, A Memoir of Survival and appearing on the Today Show as a special correspondent. Lunden continues her advocacy, most recently in partnership with Amgen for an educational initiative, At Home with Joan.