Lara Spencer will be greeting America a good morning with a cup of coffee and $3 million bucks in the bank. Her promotion as the newest co-host of Good Morning America makes her a few million dollars richer, as ABC reportedly offered her $3 million to join George Stephanopolous and Robin Roberts in the breakfast couch.
Last March, it was reported here at the Inquisitr that Lara Spencer, the former lifestyle anchor of the show, has signed a long-term contract with Good Morning America, but only a few expected Spencer to be bumped a few steps above the ranks as the newest co-host of the celebrated show.
Today, people around the net are rejoicing Lara’s promotion. Fans took to Twitter and Facebook their positive reactions over Spencer’s new gig, which they say is a refreshing new addition to the main hosts who carried the show to the top rank of most-watched morning shows in the country.
According to New York Daily News, the ABC’s News Chief broke the news of Spencer’s promotion to the press with the following statements:
“A key member of our on-air team, Lara Spencer, rejoined ABC three years ago — bringing her style, humor, sunny confidence, wonderful journalism and storytelling to GMA,”
“Lara is clearly an essential ingredient in the success we have enjoyed and I am so pleased to announce that Lara has been elevated to co-host of the program along with Robin and George.”
Lara Spencer joined Good Morning America in 2011 as the show’s lifestyle anchor, covering topics of leisure and health for the show, which has been on the air since 1975. She also created and produced a game show in 2011 entitled It’s Worth What?, hosted by comedian Cedric the Entertainer.
Lara also hosted the 87th Miss America pageant last year, together with The Bachelor host Chris Harrison, seeing the win of Miss New York Nina Davuluri as Miss America 2014.
Spencer started her career as an NBC Page and later on as a reporter for the WDEF-TV in Chattanooga, where she described her work as a “one-man band”, working as a reporter, cameraman, editor and news van driver.
She then joined News 12 Long Island and became an anchor of a 3 AM news program for WABC-TV, where she got her first national break as one of the first correspondents during the TWA Flight 800 crash.
Lara Spencer is married to former CNNf David Haffenreffer and has two children.