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Joan  Lunden

Joan Lunden

Award-Winning Journalist, Women's Health & Wellness Advocate & Breast Cancer Survivor

Biography

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. Read More >

Lunden continues to be one of America’s most recognized and trusted personalities. She is a special correspondent on the TODAY Show, host of the CBS series Your Health, and a sought after speaker and event host throughout the country. On her website JoanLunden.com and social media, women interact with her every day about health, wellness, lifestyle tips, family, and boomer information.

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.  She blogged throughout her cancer treatment and wrote a memoir, Had I Known, which documents her battle, and reflects on her life and career. Lunden serves as an ambassador for Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer, advocates for patients on Capitol Hill, and actively communicates with the cancer community through her social media and on her website.

As a part of the sandwich generation, Lunden’s demographic is far-reaching. She is a mother of 7 including two sets of teenager twins. Like many Boomers in America she has juggled being a working mom while caring for an aging parent, and brings this experience to her role as the spokesperson for the nation’s leading senior referral service, A Place for Mom, a company helping caregivers and families find the right care and resources for their loved one.

One of the most visible women in America, Lunden has graced the covers of more than 60 magazines and book covers.  

Lunden has served as national spokesperson for various organizations such as The American Heart Association, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, The American Lung Association, The American Red Cross, The American Academy of Pediatrics, and The Colon Cancer Alliance.  

Joan Lunden’s books include Had I Known; Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregiving; 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.

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Speaker Videos

Joan Lunden Addressing a Women's Summit

Fight Like a Warrior

Don't Limit Your Possibilities

Speech Topics

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. Read More >

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Joan Lunden: Moderator & Event Host

Joan Lunden is no stranger to the spontaneity of a live appearance. As the longest-running host of Good Morning America, Joan has over 30 years of expertise as a journalist, host, and interviewer. Lunden leads panels on a wide variety of topics, including the role of women in media, health & wellness, breast cancer & genetics, boomers, caregiving, and success & empowerment. Read More >

Lunden is a seasoned veteran and is known for making panelists feel comfortable with her warmth and her natural way of guiding a discussion. If you have a client looking for an experienced moderator for their next event, Lunden has an unparalleled ability to bring her own insight to a panel discussion, while skillfully navigating the personalities of many experts on one stage. Read Less ^

For a complete listing of Ms. Lundens speaking topics, please inquire with an APB Agent.

Books & Media

Books

Had I Known: A Memoir of Survival

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