Lara Spencer Net Worth: How Rich is the GMA & HGTV Star?

Lara Spencer Net Worth

Lara Spencer Net Worth: Lara Christine Von Seelen or  Lara Spencer is a TV host from the United States. She is also well-known for her work as a co-anchor on ABC’s Good Morning America. She also works as a correspondent for Nightline and ABC News. She also stars in shows for HGTV. As of 2021, Lara Spencer has a net worth of $20 million.


Instagram: @Lara Spencer
Real Name: Lara Christine Von Seelen
Gender: Female
Age: 52 years old
Birth Date: 19 June 1969
Birth Place: Garden City, New York, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.77 m
Weight: 62 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Former Husbands Richard McVey (m. 2018), David Haffenreffer (m. 2000–2015)
Children: Katharine Paige Haffenreffer, Duff Haffenreffer
Profession: TV Host (HGTV and Good Morning America)
Net Worth in 2021: $20 million
Last Updated: 2021


Lara Spencer Early Life

Lara Christine Von Seelen, better known as “Lara Spencer,” was born in Garden City, New York on June 19, 1969. Her father, Richard Von Seelen, and mother, Carolyn Von Seelen, gave birth to sister. Lara was the youngest of her three siblings.

Lara Spencer Education

Lara graduated from Garden City High School. Lara was a natural athlete in high school, excelling in every sport she participated in. She was awarded a scholarship for springboard and platform diving in order to further her education. She earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Pennsylvania State University.

Lara’s sporting accomplishments at the time were incredible, as she was nationally ranked competitive diver. She was also named an All-American.

Lara’s mother used to have garage sale, so she spent most of her weekends with her mother, assisting her with the sale.  Her mother was very creative woman who inspired her to pursue career in interior design.

Lara Spencer Net Worth & Career

Lara went to the NBC page program after college to work with the other reporters in order to gain experience. Her experience helped her land a job at the CBS affiliate. She worked there for nearly a year before moving on to ‘News 12 Long Island.’ Her efforts were recognized, and after two years, she was anchoring the 3 a.m. newscast for ‘WABC-TV.’

Lara Spencer began to receive a lot of attention and recognition from her viewers. She was then assigned to cover important news and given better projects. Her big break came when she covered the crash of ‘TWA Flight 800.’ She wowed her audience with her dynamic and high-energy coverage of the crash investigation.

With her growing popularity and fan base, Lara was hired as a national correspondent for ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Soon after joining ABC, she married and moved to Greenwich, Connecticut, where she lived for eight years before moving to Los Angeles.

Lara is also a television producer and was the creator and executive producer of the NBC primetime game show ‘It’s Worth What?’ ‘I Brake For Yard Sale’ and ‘Flea Market Flip’ are two other shows she created and produced based on her passion.

Lara Spencer has also written a few books about her love of interior design. Lara has previously co-hosted the 87th Miss America Pageant and Miss America 2015.

Lara Spencer Personal Life

The Good Morning America host was married twice.

David Haffenreffer, a CNN journalist, was her first husband. They married on September 30th, 2000. They had a son named Duff (2002) and a daughter named Kate (2004). The couple announced their separation in 2015. In June 2015, their divorce was finalized. The woman married for the second time on September 1st, 2018. Lara Spencer’s current husband is Rick McVey, the chairman and CEO of MarketAxess.

Lara Spencer Net Worth

Lara Spencer rose to prominence as a television news anchor for shows such as Good Morning America, Nightline, and ABC News also appearing on HGTV now. At the height of her hosting career, her annual salary was $3 million. As of 2021, Lara Spencer has a net worth of over $20 million as a TV host and news anchor.