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Miss America pageant will have ABC pre-show Sunday night

Miss America pageant will have ABC pre-show Sunday night

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Sept. 9 (UPI) --ABC says it plans to air a special program called "Countdown to Miss America" before the iconic beauty pageant begins Sunday night.
Karen Butler
'Good Morning America' anchor George Stephanopoulos signs new deal

'Good Morning America' anchor George Stephanopoulos signs new deal

NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) -- Terms of George Stephanopoulos' contract extension with "Good Morning America" not revealed.
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Lara Spencer promoted to 'Good Morning America' co-host

Lara Spencer promoted to 'Good Morning America' co-host

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- Lara Spencer to join Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos as co-hosts of "Good Morning America."
Danielle Haynes
ESPN's Tony Reali will join the 'Good Morning America' cast as contributor

ESPN's Tony Reali will join the 'Good Morning America' cast as contributor

NEW YORK, April 10 (UPI) -- Changes at "Good Morning America" keep coming: ESPN's "Around the Horn" host Tony Reali will join the "GMA" cast as a regular contributor.
Annie Martin
Lara Spencer and 'Good Morning America' finalize long-term deal

Lara Spencer and 'Good Morning America' finalize long-term deal

March 28 (UPI) -- Lara Spencer will remain at "Good Morning America," and signed a new long-term deal with the show earlier this week.
Annie Martin
Robin Roberts, Tyson Beckford to cover Oscar red-carpet arrivals

Robin Roberts, Tyson Beckford to cover Oscar red-carpet arrivals

NEW YORK, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Robin Roberts, Lara Spencer, Jess Cagle and Tyson Beckford are to cover the red-carpet arrivals at the Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles, ABC announced.
Robin Roberts, Tyson Beckford to host Oscars red carpet show

Robin Roberts, Tyson Beckford to host Oscars red carpet show

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- ABC's red-carpet line up will include Robin Roberts, Tyson Beckford, Lara Spencer and Jess Cagle.
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Madonna to present Anderson Cooper with GLAAD award

Madonna to present Anderson Cooper with GLAAD award

NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) -- Pop star Madonna is to present journalist, author and talk-show host Anderson Cooper with the Vito Russo Award at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York.
'GMA' anchor Sam Champion weds artist Rubem Robierb

'GMA' anchor Sam Champion weds artist Rubem Robierb

NEW YORK, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- "Good Morning America" anchor Sam Champion married his longtime partner, Brazilian artist Rubem Robierb, in New York Friday afternoon.
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Ann Romney to co-anchor 'GMA'

Ann Romney to co-anchor 'GMA'

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Ann Romney, the wife of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, is to substitute for ailing Robin Roberts as co-anchor on "Good Morning America."
Super Bowl commericals special set to air

Super Bowl commericals special set to air

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- CBS has announced plans to air a new U.S. television special called "Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2010."
Kardashian and Odom marry

Kardashian and Odom marry

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. reality television personality Khloe Kardashian and Los Angeles Laker Lamar Odom married Sunday afternoon after dating for about a month.

'The View' ratings back closer to normal

NEW YORK, July 21 (UPI) -- ABC's "The View" may have seen a huge ratings burst in the wake of Star Jones' departure, but the numbers now are back closer to normal.
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Lara Spencer arrives at the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood on February 22, 2009. (UPI Photo/ Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Lara Spencer June 19, 1969 (1969-06-19) (age 41) is the host of the syndicated television newsmagazine The Insider, and is a regular contributor to CBS's The Early Show. Previous to this, she was the National Correspondent for Good Morning America. She also hosted Antiques Roadshow on PBS for the 2004 and 2005 seasons, as well as Antiques Roadshow FYI and also has a segment airing semi-regularly on Rachael Ray titled "The Dish".

Born as Lara Christine Von Seelen, Spencer currently resides in Beverly Hills, California, though she grew up in the wealthy suburb of Garden City, Long Island. She was a competitive diver and graduated in 1991 from Penn State University on a full athletic scholarship, where she studied communications and was an All American in 3 Meter Springboard in 1991. Spencer began her career at NBC as an NBC page. After the program she began working at WDEF in Chattanooga. After this, she was a reporter at Cablevision's News 12 Long Island, followed by a job as anchor and reporter at WABC-TV's Eyewitness News in New York City. In addition to her features and celebrity interviewing, she has covered major news stories including the September 11 attacks, the crash of TWA Flight 800, and Princess Diana's funeral. Spencer was hired by the ABC News network in 1999 to report for Good Morning America, where she remained until she was hired to launch the syndicated entertainment show The Insider with Pat O'Brien in 2004. In addition to her hosting duties at The Insider, she regularly fills in as a co-anchor on CBS News The Early Show, and can be seen on Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, where she redecorates Griffin's Hollywood Hills home. Spencer's decorating work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times Home Section, and in Good Housekeeping magazine. She had an antique and interior design business in Connecticut, and is currently writing a design book for Abrams Publishing House. Spencer is also the creator and executive producer of two design-centric TV shows in development for NBC prime time and GSN. Lara Spencer is married to former CNNfn journalist David Haffenreffer; the couple has two children. They lived in the Riverside section of Greenwich, Connecticut, before moving to Los Angeles, California in 2008. Lara and David's wedding was featured in Martha Stewart's Weddings magazine. Segments were included in Martha's Weddings DVD set.

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