Know About Lara Spencer; Age, Husband, GMA, Salary, Height

Published Date: 03 Jun, 2019 Updated date: 03 Jun, 2019 By Celebs Podium

After meeting Rick McVey in a on a blind date, Lara Spencer decided to begin the new married life with him. The twice married lady had a failed marriage with her first husband, with whom she shares two children.

The American television presenter Lara Spencer is the co-anchor for ABC’s morning television show, Good Morning America (GMA). Besides, she serves as a correspondent for Nightline, a late-night news program on ABC News.

Lara Spencer Bio; Parents, Education, Height

Lara Christine Von Seelen was born on 19 June 1969 to parents Richard von Seelen and Carolyn von Seelen. Her father served in New York as the president of the North American division of the knitwear manufacturer, Pringle of Scotland.

Spencer with a height of 5 feet 9¾ inches, attended Garden City High School in New York. Later, she went to Pennsylvania State University and graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

Her Career; ABC News, GMA, Salary

Lara began her journalism career from the NBC page program, from where she gained experience in reporting. She then joined the CBS affiliate WDEF-TV, taking multiple responsibilities as a reporter, producer, editor, cameraman, and news-van driver.


Lara Spencer worked as a national correspondent for GMA for five years (Picture: Entertainment Daily)

In 1995, she joined WABC-TV and worked as a reporter and anchor for four years. Later, Spencer moved to ABC News as a national correspondent of Good Morning America in 1999. After serving for five years, she became a lifestyle anchor for GMA.

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Working on an ABC News for nearly two decades, Laura receives a handsome amount of paychecks. She earns a remarkable salary ranging from $100,560 to $110,181 that makes her net worth in millions.

Second Husband Is An Entrepreneur

The 49-year-old firstly married Real estate broker David Haffenreffer on 30 September 2000. However, their married life endured for 15 years and eventually ended in a divorce. They have two children; a son named David Huffard Haffenreffer III, born in 2002 and a daughter, Katherine Paige Haffenreffer, born in 2004.


Lara Spencer in a family picture with her husband Rick McVey and kids (Picture: Pinterest)

Meanwhile, Spencer met entrepreneur Rick McVey through a mutual friend, who set them up on a blind date. They announced their engagement in January 2018 and later got married on 1st September in the same year. The wedding was held in an outdoor ceremony in Vail, Colorado. Rick, aged 58 is an entrepreneur, serving as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MarketAxess.

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Some Interesting Facts About Lara Spencer

  • Lara is an advocate for Greenwich Adult Day Care that helps the senior citizens suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease.
  • As an author, she released her first book, I Brake for Yard Sales in 2012. Similarly, her second book, Flea Market Fabulous: Designing Gorgeous Rooms with Vintage Treasures was released in 2014.
  • Spencer was named grand marshal at Homecoming of Pennsylvania State University in 2014.
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