Lara Spencer

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Birth Date: June 19, 1969

Age: 54 years old

Birth Place: Garden City, New York

Lara Spencer, born Lara Christine Von Seelen, grew up in the shadow of New York City, which soon became the hub for her career. After attending Penn State University in the late '80s, Spencer took her broadcast journalism degree to the Big Apple, becoming an NBC page. At NBC, she doggedly followed other reporters to gain valuable experience, leading to a job in the NBC sales department. However, she was restless working behind the scenes, and she left her cozy gig for her first on-camera position at WDEF-TV in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Away from New York City, she wore many hats at WDEF-TV before soon returning to New York to work on News 12 Long Island and WABC-7. Finally, in 1999, she became a national correspondent on "Good Morning America" (ABC 1975- ). While she excelled at "Good Morning America," Spencer eventually left, leading to more opportunities, including a two-year stint as a host on "Antiques Roadshow" (PBS 1996- ) in 2004 and 2005 and launching and co-hosting the syndicated "Entertainment Tonight" spinoff "The Insider" (2004- ). She eventually left "The Insider" to return to "Good Morning America," this time as a co-anchor in 2011. While there, she also branched out with other projects that primarily focused around her love of second-hand items and thrifting. In 2011, she launched a game show hosted by Cedric the Entertainer called "It's Worth What" (NBC 2011). A year later, she created and produced "Flea Market Flip" (HGTV 2012- ) and wrote a book focusing on how to make the best out of yard sales.

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ABC News Special: The Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla

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2023

The Insider

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2022

The Insider

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2022

The Year: 2021

Self
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2021

The Year: 2020

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2020

GMA3: What You Need to Know

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2020

The Year: 2019

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2019

A Very Brady RenovationStream

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Reality
2019

Everything but the HouseStream

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Reality
2018

Everything but the HouseStream

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Reality
2018

Everything but the HouseStream

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Reality
2018

Eat, Drink, Haggle

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2018

The Year: 2017

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2017

Pickler & Ben

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2017

People Icons

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2017

Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live From the Red Carpet

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2017

Live From Hollywood: The After Party With Anthony Anderson

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2017

The Year: 2016

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2016

Countdown to the Emmy Awards: Red Carpet Live

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2016

Farmers' Market Flip

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2016

The $100,000 PyramidStream

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2016

To Tell the TruthStream

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2016

Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live From the Red Carpet

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2016

The Year: 2015

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2015

Countdown to the 2015 Billboard Music Awards

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2015

Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live From the Red Carpet

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2015

Countdown to the Oscars: An Insider's Guide

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2015

The Year: 2014

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2014

Shark Tank: Swimming With Sharks

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2014

Oscars Red Carpet Live!

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2014

Southern Fried Everything

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2013

Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade

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2013

The 2014 Miss America Competition

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2013

Oscars Red Carpet Live

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2013

GMA Live!

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2012

Emmys Red Carpet Live

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2012

Live! With Kelly and Michael

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2012

Good Afternoon America

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2012

I Brake for Yard Sales

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2012

Flea Market FlipStream

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Reality
2012

The 2012 Miss America Pageant

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2012

The Chew

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2011

Anderson

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2011

It's Worth What?

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2011

Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials

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2011

The Gayle King Show

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2011

The Nate Berkus Show

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2010

Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2010

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2010

The Dr. Oz Show

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2009

Live From the Red Carpet

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2009

CBS News: The Life and Death of Michael Jackson

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2009

Gary UnmarriedStream

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2008
24%

CBS Fall Preview

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2008

The Wendy Williams Show

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2008

Countdown to the Emmys

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2007

Rachael Ray ShowStream

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2006

Rachael Ray ShowStream

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2006

An Entertainment Tonight Event: Celebrity Weddings Unveiled

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2005

Red Carpet Confidential

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2005

The Insider

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2004

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

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2003

The ViewStream

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1997

20/20Stream

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1978

20/20Stream

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20/20Stream

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1978

Good Morning America

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1975

Good Morning America

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1975

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