Joan Lunden net worth: Joan Lunden is an American television host, author, and journalist who has a net worth of $15 million dollars. Joan Lunden, also known as Joan Elise Blunden, was born in Fair Oaks, California, and graduated from Sacramento State University. She began her professional broadcasting career with KCRA-TV in Sacramento. She moved to New York in 1975, to serve as a correspondent for "Eyewitness News" on WABC-TV. A year later, she graduated to co-anchor for the weekend news. She began appearing on "Good Morning America" in 1976 as the feature news/consumer reporter, and then became the substitute co-host. Her popularity as a substitute host led to an offer as a permanent co-host. She co-anchored the morning news broadcast, primarily with Charles Gibson, for the next twenty years, and left the show in 1997. "Good Morning America" lost nearly a million viewers when she left. She continues to host various programs, including, "Behind Closed Doors", "Biography", " and "America's Invisible Children".