Career Timeline

Good Morning America host for almost 20 years, Joan Lunden has appeared in numerous TV shows and movies throughout her career.

Television Appearances

50th Anniversary of ABC Special, Presenter May 18, 2003
Behind Closed Doors, Host, Primetime Specials 1994 - 1999
Good Morning America, Host, Morning Show 1980 - 1997
The Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade, Host 1982 - 1996
The Walt Disney World Happy Easter Parade, Host 1982 - 1996
50th Anniversary of D-day, Host with Peter Jennings 1995
People Magazine's 20th Anniversary, Host, Primetime Special 1994
The Tournament of Roses Parade, Host with Jim McKay 1989 - 1991
Wickedly Perfect, Host, Primetime Reality Show 2005
Taking Care with Joan Lunden 2010, 2011
Lifetime TV
Health Corner, Host, Weekly Series January 2009 - Present
Intimate Portrait, "Mothers and Daughters", Lifetime TV 2003
Intimate Portrait with Joan Lunden, Lifetime TV 1996
Hometown Heroes, Host, Weekly Series April 2008 - Present
Behind Closed Doors, Host, Weekly Series September 2000 - 2003
The Real Story, Host, Nightly Series September 2002 - January 2003
Biography, Guest Host, Primetime Series September 2000 - 2003
2002 Paralympics Games, Host, Primetime Nightly Coverage March 9 - 17, 2002
Holiday with the Boston Pops, Host, Christmas Specials December, 2000 - 2003
Pops Goes the 4th, Host, Primetime Specials July 4, 2000 - 2002
Live By Request with Loretta Lynn, Host, Special music event March 15, 2001
The American Wedding, Host, Documentary February 11, 2001
Talk To the Animals, Host, Documentary August 6, 2000
Appearance for sale of KinderKord March 18, June 9, June 24, 2009
Appearances for sale of books & skin care line 1996
Graves, Featured Guest, EPIX October 2016
America's Invisible Children, Host, Associated Television Synd. Special October 2007
Parenting Minutes, Host, Newborn Baby Channel 1999
Live From Pearl Harbor, Host, The History Channel December 7, 2001
In Style Celebrity Wedding, Featured Guest, NBC-TV February 2001
Le Tourneau Live, Fox TV, Host, TV Movie Event 2000
Older Women/Younger Men, VH1 2005
Miracle Babies, Host, PAX-TV 2000
Need Knows No Season, Host, Synd. Doc on Salvation Army 2000
Women's Supermarket Network, Host, network in supermarkets 1998 - 2001
America's Dental Health, Host, program appears in dentists' offices 1997 - Present
The Ricki Lake Show, Guest Host, "Ricky's Baby Shower Bash 1997
Special Reports Television, Host, Whittle Communications 1990 - 1994
Every Breath You Take, Host, American Lung Association 1993
Every Day With Joan Lunden, Host, nationally syndicated daily series 1990
Mothers Day Lifetime TV, Host, ACE Award Winning daily series 1983 - 1986
WABC TV, Anchor/Correspondent 1975 - 1980
KCRA TV, Anchor/Correspondent 1973 - 1975

Acting Appearances

All My Children, ABC-TV, Played a wise-cracking waitress January 26, 2001
Home Improvement, ABC-TV, Played a haughty TV Host May 1998
Dateline, NBC-TV, Cameo appearance February 1998
Murphy Brown, CBS-TV, "Chance of Showers" (1992), "Socks & the Single Girl" 1993
Movies Cameo appearances as herself
Thank You for Smoking, Fox Searchlight Pictures 2006
Conspiracy Theory, Donner, Shuler, Donner Productions 1997
Free Willy 2, Donner, Shuler, Donner Productions 1995
What about Bob?, Walt Disney Pictures & Television 1991
Macho Callahan, Played Saloon Girl 1970
Television guest appearances
20/20, Dateline, Larry King Live, Rachael Ray, Tonight Show with Jay Leno, David Letterman, Prime Time Live, 60 Minutes, Today Show, Oprah, Rosie O'Donnell, The View, The Bonnie Hunt Show, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, FOX News in the Morning, The Wendy Williams Show, The Joy Behar Show, Tony Danza Show, Ellen, FOX Good Day Live, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, E! Entertainment News, Inside Edition, Extra!, The Insider, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, FOX & Friends, Hannity & Colmes, Conan O'Brien, Charlie Rose, Phil Donahue Show, FOX Business Channel Happy Hour, Sally Jessy Raphael, Ricki Lake, Jenny Jones, The Home Show, The Tom Snyder Show, Carol & Marilyn, Mike & Maty, The Maureen O'Boyle show.

Books & Videos

Why Did I Come Into This Room?:  A Candid Conversation About Aging Forefront Books, copyright 2020
Had I Known HarperCollins, copyright 2015
Chicken Soup for the Soul; Family Caregivers Chicken Soup for the Soul, copyright 2012
Growing Up Healthy Atria/Simon and Schuster, copyright 2004
Joan Lunden’s Wake Up Calls McGraw-Hill, copyright 2001
Wake Up Calls Calendar 2002
A Bend in the Road Is Not the End of the Road William Morrow, October 1998
A Bend in the Road Is Not the End of the Road on Audio Random House, October 1998
Joan Lunden’s Healthy Living Crown Publishing, copyright April 1997
Joan Lunden’s Healthy Living on Audio Random House, copyright 1997
Joan Lunden’s Healthy Cooking Little Brown, Inc, copyright April 1996
Joan Lunden’s Workout America Republic Entertainment, copyright 1994
Joan Lunden’s Mothers’ Minutes Warner Books, copyright October 1986
Good Morning, I’m Joan Lunden Putnam Publishing, copyright 1986
Your Newborn Baby: Everything You Need To Know J-2 Communications

Media Campaigns & Commercial Endorsements

Assurance Medicare Advantage, Spokesperson October 2020 - Present
MediaWise for Seniors, Ambassador June 2020 - Present
TWIZTT by Joan Lunden, Brand launched in Bed Bath & Beyond nationwide Oct 2012 - Present
Merck Pharmaceutical, "Cholesterol Conversations: It Takes 2" Campaign 2012
A Place For Mom, Spokesperson for the national Senior Referral Service 2011 - Present
Murad Skincare, Spokesperson for Resurgence Skin Care 2008 - Present
KinderKord, Spokesperson/inventor of Child Safety Device 2008 - Present
PassportMD, Spokesperson for web-based Consumer Health Program 2008 - Present
Resurgence Skin Care, Murad Inc., Spokesperson 2007- Present
Amgen Pharmaceuticals, Spokesperson, Cancer Prevention Campaign 2008
Oral B Stages, Spokesperson campaigns, First Steps to a Healthy Smile 2007/2008
Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical, Manage Your Type II Diabetes DVD series 2007
Critical Illness Insurance, Aegon, TV commercial 2007
Lighthouse Key Real Estate, TV commercial 2006
Abundant Forest Alliance, Media Campaign 2006
Amgen Pharmaceuticals/Vectibix, Product Launch 2006
Entrederm Skin Care, Product Launch 2006
American Heart Association, "Choose To Move", Media Campaign June 2005 - 2007
Tylenol/McNeil Pharmaceuticals, "Take It Easy" Campaign 2005 - 2006
Mentored by a Millionaire, Infomercial 2005 - 2006
Uncle Ben's Brown Rice, Media Campaign 2005 - 2006
One-A-Day Vitamins, Media Campaign 2005
Benefiber Media Campaign, Novartis Consumer Health 2003
Bright Essentials Skin care line, Guthy-Renker, Inc. 2002
Claritin, TV Commercial & Media Campaign 1998 - 2002
Vaseline Intensive Care-TV commercials & media 1991 - 1995
Beech Nut Baby Food, TV commercials & media 1989 - 1991
Revlon Care For Kids, TV commercial & media 1988 - 1989
Hasbro Toys, Mothers' Minutes on CBS & primetime special on ABC 1983 - 1987

Corporate Appearances & Speaking Engagements




Event Location Date
SouthEast Health Clinic "Journey Gala", Keynote St. Louis, MO January 18
Ocean Reef Key's Children's Foundation, Keynote Ocean Reef, FL

January 20

House Ways and Means Committee, Testimonial

on behalf of paid Family and Medical Leave

Washington, DC January 28
SilverSource Inspiring Lives Virtual Summit Greenwich, CT October 2
Medical Innovation Summit Virtual October 5
Transition Network 20th Anniversary Event Virtual October 15
World of Pink Event Virtual October 21
San Diego Union Tribune Aging Expo Virtual October 29
Blue Cross Blue Shield Live Forum Virtual October 29
Lehigh University Colloquium Series, Keynote Virtual November 19
Schnep's Media Health & Wellness Expo, Moderator Virtual December 3


Event Location Date
Web MD Hero Awards New York, NY January 15
State University at Sacramento Student Recognition, Keynote Sacramento, CA March 12
Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Conference, Keynote Fort Worth, TX April 4
Amgen Oncology Nursing Society Conference, Keynote Anaheim, CA

April 12

Partnership for Performance Executive Summit, Keynote Naples, FL May 8
Women of Hope Luncheon, Keynote Frisco, TX May 16
Pinterest Conference Appearance Chicago, IL May 23

CoBank Energy Directors "Secrets to Success:  Risk, Passion

and Perseverance", Keynote

Asheville, NC July 17

Celebration of Life Luncheon, Vail Breast Cancer Awareness

Group, Keynote

Beaver Creek, CO July 26
Butterfly of Hope Luncheon, From Career to Caregiving, Keynote Tyler, TX September 26
Long Island Breast Cancer Summit, Keynote East Meadow, NY October 2
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Signature Event, Host Barrington, IL

October 12

SilverSource Inspiring Lives Luncheon, Keynote Greenwich, CT  October 16
BCRF Fall Luncheon, Appearance New York, NY October 17
"Paint the Town Pink" Survivor's Gala, Keynote Oklahoma City, OK October 18
Kat's Ribbon of Hope, Keynote New York, NY October 23
BCRF Boston Luncheon, A Conversation with Kelley Tuthill Boston, MA October 25
United Hebrew Gala, Keynote New Rochelle, NY November 6
Greenwich Junior League, A Conversation with Barbara Pierce Bush Greenwich, CT December 2


Event Location Date
Go Red for Women, Keynote, American Heart Assoc. Westchester, NY February 13
JCC Rockland, Keynote, Women's Health Symposium Nyack, NY March 29


Event Location Date
Go Red for Women, Keynote, American Heart Assoc. Westchester, NY February 13
JCC Rockland, Keynote, Women's Health Symposium Nyack, NY March 29
Satellite Media Tour for Hometown Heroes for DIRECTV New York, NY April 2
Take a Time Out with Joan Lunden, Oasis Day Spa for Camp Reveille Westchester, NY May 4
Women to Women, Keynote, Power of the Purse Luncheon Greenville, NC May 6
DVCC Luncheon, Keynote & receives "People of Courage" Award Stamford, CT May 14
Voices of September 11, Host, Always Remember Gala New York, NY June 9
Women of Distinction Gala, Keynote/Award, Girl Scouts Citrus Council Orlando, FL July 31


Event Location Date
First Steps to a Healthy Smile, Media Campaign and “View” appearance, Oral B New York, NY January 24
Accenture Women's Leadership Forum, Keynote Address Sacramento, CA February 6
New Jersey Governors Conference, Keynote address Atlantic City, NJ March 5
Amgen "Colorectal Cancer Prevention" Satellite Media Tour New York, NY  March 19
Hosts Amgen's "Conversations in Colorectal Cancer" Seattle, WA April 12
"The BOX" International Leadership Conference Istanbul, Turkey May 14
"It's My Turn" Gala, Keynote Speaker Westchester, NY May 21

Hosts "Camp Reveille" Women's Getaway

Naples, ME August 21
ABC Trade Show for KinderKord Launch Las Vegas, NV September 8
"Resurgence" Skin Care Media Launch for Murad New York, NY  September 17
Michael Bolton Charities Gala Concert, Host Stamford, CT September 21
Michael Bolton Charities Golf Tournament, Host Stamford, CT  September 22
"Conversations in Colorectal Cancer" for Amgen, Host Los Angeles, CA October 4
Satellite Media Tour for PassportMD New York, NY October 21
Penn Foundation, Keynote Speaker Souderton, PA October 22
Good Morning America appearance for PassportMD Launch New York, NY October 27
"Conversations for Colorectal Cancer" for Amgen, Host Houston, TX November 8
IAAPA Trade Show for KinderKord Orlando, FL November 18
"Believe in Miracles" Gala for LBF Foundation, Host New York, NY  November 20


Event Location Date
Excella Health, Opening of Center for Cardiac Care, Keynote Speaker Greensburg, PA February 8
Grand Opening of Goshen General Hospital Cancer Center, Keynote Speaker  Goshen, IN April 14
Women’s Wellness Initiative, Keynote Speaker St. Joseph, MO April 28
Palomar Pomerado Health, Keynote Speaker San Diego, CA May 19
Playing for Good, Moderator and Host Mallorca, Spain September 1
Michael Bolton Charities Gala, Host Stamford, CT September 16
OR Live Web cast for Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Host Philadelphia, PA November 15
IsTcell Leaders Conference, Host and Moderator Istanbul, Turkey November 17
Tetra Pak Intl Leadership conference, Host & Moderator Everglades City, FL December 18


Event Location Date
Leading Authorities Women on the World Symposium, Keynote Speaker Washington, DC February 9
Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Keynote Speaker Baltimore, MD April 27
International Institute of Municipal Clerks Conference, Keynote Speaker Anaheim, CA May 17
Association of Critical Care Nurses Conference, Keynote Speaker Anaheim, CA May 23
Incredible Me Store Opening and Book signing Princeton, NJ September 9
Amgen Biotechnology, Vectabix Launch, Moderator Orlando, FL September 13
Michael Bolton Charities Gala, Host Stamford, CT September 17
Columbia College of Broadcasting, Keynote Speaker Chicago, IL October 19


Event Location Date
University of Pennsylvania, Graduation Commencement Speaker Pennsylvania, PA
May 16
Central California Women's Conference, Keynote Speaker Fresno, CA
September 13
Michael Bolton Charities Gala, Host Stamford, CT
September 18
HR Southwest Professionals Convention; Keynote Speaker Fort Worth, TX
October 28


Event Location Date
Albert Einstein 50th Annual Spirit of Achievement Awards Host New York, NY May 4
Girls Inc. Event, Keynote Speaker Montecito, CA May 6
Friend's Health Connection, Keynote Speaker promoting childhood nutrition   May 17
American Red Cross National Convention, Host St. Louis, MO  May 22
Michael Bolton Charities Gala, Host Stamford, CT September 12


Event Location Date
Association of Fundraising Professionals, Keynote Speaker Toronto, Canada March 24
Michael Bolton Charities Gala, Host Stamford, CT  September 20
The American Infertility Association, Mistress of Ceremonies New York, NY October 2
The Aurora Health Care Women’s Exposition, Keynote Speaker West Bend, WI October 18
Newborn Channel Sales Presentation for Juvenile Products New York, NY October 21


Event Location Date
Hyperion Solutions Business Performance Management Conference, Host Orlando, FL April 22
Michael Bolton Charities, Host, Gala & Golf Classic Stamford, CT September 22
The Freddie Awards, Host, Int’l Health & Medicine Media Awards New York, NY November 8
Holland America Cruise line, named Godmother of MS Zuiderdam Port Everglades, FL December 14


Event Location Date
Michael Bolton Charities Host, Gala & Golf Classic Stamford, CT September 24
Avon Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer Awards, Host New York, NY October 1
National Eat Dinner Together Week, Host, Media Tour, sponsored by America’s Pork Producers New York, NY October 9
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Host, Honoring President George Bush Houston, TX November 1


Event Location Date
Anthony Robbins Results 2000 St. Louis, MO February 8
Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County South Palm Beach, FL February 16
Mental Health Teleconference, Host Orlando, FL February 22
Anthony Robbins Results 2000 Norfolk, VA March 15
Sales and Marketing Executive of Minneapolis St. Paul, MN March 27
Anthony Robbins Results 2000 Detroit, MI May 10
Jewish Federation of Hartford Hartford, CT May 11
Success Unlimited Denver, CO June 8
Anthony Robbins Results 2000 Boston, MA July 20
Michael Bolton Charities Gala, Host Stamford, CT September 24
Anthony Robbins Results 2000 Ft. Lauderdale, FL October 12
Anthony Robbins Results 2000 Atlanta, GA October 16
Anthony Robbins Results 2000 Washington, DC December 12


Event Location Date
Volvo, Host, Auto show Detroit, MI January 5
PBS Business Channel closed circuit satellite program Baltimore, MD April 21
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Chicago, IL May 4
Brazelton Foundation, Mistress of Ceremonies New York, NY May 5
Anthony Robbins Results 2000 Philadelphia, PA June 2
Anthony Robbins Results 2000 Seattle, WA August 25
Michael Bolton Charities Gala, Host Stamford, CT October 2
Anthony Robbins Results 2000 Portland, OR October 5
Bakersfield Business Conference, Roundtable Moderator Bakersfield, CA October 9
American Lung Association, Mistress of Ceremonies New York, NY November 11
Lumi Leds (Division of Hewlett Packard) Host, Product Launch Mountain View, CA November 18


Event Location Date
Peter Lowe Motivational Seminar Anaheim, CA January 27
National Canned Food Alliance - Television Media Campaign New York, NY February 5
Women’s Division of the Jewish Federation  Detroit, MI March 4
Women’s Division of the Jewish Federation,  Dallas, TX March 16
Western Pennsylvania Healthcare Symposium, Keynote PA April 25
Lord & Taylor Wellness Wednesday, Keynote New York, NY May 20
Wyncom – Achiever’s Edge, Host & speaker Atlanta, GA July 9
Michael Bolton Charities Gala, Host Stamford, CT October 4
Overlake Hospital Medical Center Seattle, WA October 30
Peter Lowe Seminar Cleveland, OH November 5
Peter Lowe Seminar Ft. Lauderdale, FL December 3
Tricon Global Restaurants, IPO announcement, Host Louisville, KY December 7


Good Morning America induction into Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame, December 17, 2012
San Juan Education Foundation Capital Stars Hall of Fame induction Sacramento, California, September 30, 2011
RLTV Wins Gracie Award for 'Taking Care with Joan Lunden' Groundbreaking Series on Caregiving is Honored by Alliance for Women in Media Foundation 2011
Daytime Emmy (Outstanding Special Category): “America's Invisible Children” CW Network 2008
Daytime Emmy for “Good Morning America”, ABC-TV 1992 - 1993
Media Award: American Fertility Assoc. Coverage on surrogacy and fertility issues 2005
Matrix Award: Outstanding Contribution to the Broadcasting Field 1991
The Spirit of Achievement Award; Albert Einstein College of Medicine
YWCA Outstanding Woman's Speaker Award
National Women's Political Caucus Award
New Jersey Division on Civil Rights Award
Outstanding Woman of the Year; Baylor University
ACE Award, for “Mother's Day” on Lifetime TV
Mother of the Year, National Mother's Day Committee, 1982 - 1983
Career Mother of the Year, National Institute of Infant Services
Distinguished Civilian Service Award- The Army's highest award for a non-federal citizen, in recognition of “Behind Closed Doors” coverage of Army Golden Knights, 82nd Airborne, Special Forces, and the U.S. Army Armor Center; May 23, 2001