Award-winning journalist and bestselling author Joan Lunden was a host on ABC’s “Good Morning America” from 1980 to 1997, making her the longest-running female host on morning television to date. During her time on “Good Morning America,” she had the honor of interviewing such high-profile guests as Prince Charles, the late George H.W. Bush, and Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Lunden has been a reliable and trusted voice in American homes for four decades. Through her website and social media accounts, she has built a community of women of all ages who share health, wellness and lifestyle tips with each other. 

Her new book, “Why Did I Come Into This Room?: A Candid Conversation About Aging,” hits shelves today. In what Lunden has called her “most candid and humorous book yet,” she delves into a variety of traditionally taboo topics pertinent to the aging woman. “Why Did I Come Into This Room?” goes beyond humor, however, by discussing the science of aging and its varied effects on the brain and the body.

If you are interested in having Lunden speak about her diverse and inspirational life experiences at your event, contact AAE for fees and availability.

Acclaimed broadcast journalist and author Joan Lunden gives testimony to the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means on behalf of paid family and medical leave.

Today, Lunden serves as a special correspondent on the "TODAY Show" and host of the CBS series "Your Health." Lunden combines her impressive career with a strong devotion to family, having raised seven children while caring for an aging parent with dementia. Lunden's experience attending to her mother led her to become a caregiving advocate, helping family caregivers take good care of their loved ones and themselves.

After being diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, for which she underwent chemotherapy, surgery and radiation, Lunden realized that her platform afforded her a unique chance to raise awareness and make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. Lunden blogged throughout her cancer treatment and wrote a memoir titled “Had I Known” about her journey with the disease. She is now five years cancer-free.

Women's History Month has been observed in March since 1987 and celebrates the important role women have played in U.S. history. These inspirational female speakers are athletes, CEOs, lawyers, social justice activists and actresses who have changed the world on the tennis court, in the courtroom and on the silver screen.

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