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Lara Spencer Biography

Birth Name:
Lara Christine von Seelen
Birth Place:
Garden City, New York, United States
Anchor, reporter

Fast Facts

  • Was an All-American diver during her senior year at Penn State
  • Broke into the television industry working in the renowned NBC Page Program
  • Parlayed her lifelong love for bargain shopping at yard sales and flea markets into a two-season hosting gig on the PBS series Antiques Roadshow
  • Added show creator and executive producer to her professional resume in 2011 with the launch of the prime-time game show It's Worth What? on NBC
  • Published her first book, I Brake for Yard Sales: And Flea Markets, Thrift Shops, Auctions, and the Occasional Dumpster, in April 2012


  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Reality Program: nominated