Lauren Sanchez is an Emmy Award-nominated news anchor who is the former co-host of Fox 11‘s Good Day LA. Moreover, she is also an entertainment reporter, media personality, actress, producer, pilot, and entrepreneur.
Not to mention, earlier this year, she caught the attention of the media for being the new love interest of the richest man, Jeff Bezos. Yes, he is the CEO and president of Amazon.com, Inc. In this article, we will talk more about this talent from her personal to professional stuff. Let’s get to it, shall we?
But some facts first.
Lauren Sanchez: Quick Facts
Lauren Wendy Sanchez
December 19, 1969
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
University of Southern California
5 feet 3 inches(160 cm)
54 kg(119 lbs)
Pilot, News Anchor, Media Personality
Early Life, Education, and Family: What ethnicity is Lauren Sanchez?
The popular media personality, Lauren, was born as Lauren Wendy Sanchez in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the United States of America. Sanchez is American by nationality and belongs to Mexican ethnicity.
However, there is not much information regarding her family. Not even their names or whereabouts are known. As for her education, Sanchez attended El Camino College, located in Torrance, California.
During her college days, Sanchez used to write for the college newspaper, The War whoop. Later, Sanchez enrolled in the University of Southern California, where she acquired a degree in communications.
Age, Height, and Measurements
The talented Sanchez was born in the year 1969, which means she is 49 years as of now. Also, her birthday falls on the 19thof December, just weeks before Christmas. Even Lauren was born under the sign of Sagittarius, and people of this sign are known for their passionate and resilient nature.
Moreover, not only is she talented but gorgeous as well. Despite having the height of just 5 feet 3 inches(160 cm), Lauren has got amazing curves. Her weight is 54 kg(1190 lbs) and has an hourglass figure, which measures 34-25-35 inches.
Furthermore, she has got those cheeky smiles and arched eyebrows, which gives her a confident look. And she has those luscious lips that add her sex appeal even more. Likewise, her hair is black, and her eyes are brown.
Lauren Sanchez: Professional Career
Talking about Sanchez’s early career, she started as a desk assistant at KCOP-TV in Los Angeles. Also, she used to work as an anchor and reporter at KTVK-TV in Phoenix before joining the entertainment show Extra.
Likewise, from there she moved to Fox Sports Net and won her first Emmy nomination for her performance as an anchor and correspondent for the sports magazine, Going Deep. Not to mention, Lauren was also the reporter for FSN’s Best Damn Sports Show Period.
However, in 1999, she returned to KCOP-TV as an anchor for UPN 13 News. Luckily she also landed the gig for FOX 11’s 10 p.m. news on KTTV in L.A. The following year, Sanchez won the 1st runner-up title in season 2 of The View.
Moving on, Lauren kept going at it and always gave her the best in her work. No wonder she kept getting numerous gigs to work as an anchor in many shows. In 2005, she became the original member to host FOX‘s popular dancing competition, So You Think You Can Dance.
Aside from that, Lauren occasionally appears on Good Day LA, Extra, and other TV shows. Nonetheless, her popularity has also earned her cameos in numerous movies, including Cellular, We Bought a Zoo, Fantastic Four, The Day After Tomorrow, Batman Begins, Fight Club, and Days of Our Lives.
Personal Life: Who Is Lauren Sanchez Married To?
As of now, many might know this, but if you don’t, then let us tell you. Sanchez is a married man. Yes, this beauty is already a wife and mother. She is married to her husband, Patrick Whitesell, one of Hollywood’s most powerful agents. Moreover, he introduced talents like Matt Damon, Hugh Jackman, and Ben Affleck, to name a few.
Moving on, the couple tied the knot in 2005 and was attended by A-List guests, including Ben Affleck and Matt Damon themselves. Their lavish wedding cost more than $2 million.
Similarly, the couple has three children as of now. They have two sons named Nikko and Evan, a daughter named Ella. However, her eldest son, Nikko, is not the biological son of Patrick. Nikko, in fact, is the son of NFL tight end Tony Gonzalez.
Divorce and Affairs
Earlier this year, the entertainment news media got busy when Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world and president of Amazon, announced his separation. Yes, you heard it. He announced his separation from his wife, MacKenzie, after 25 years of marriage.
Moreover, it was reported that Jeff was dating none other than our beautiful anchor, Lauren. It also came to light that Lauren herself on the verge of divorcing her husband of 13 years, Patrick Whitesell.
However, what stings is that Jeff and Patrick were close friends and were often seen hanging together.
Net Worth and Income
As of 2019, Lauren has a massive net worth of $30 million. While she makes most of her income from her successful career as an anchor, Sanchez also earns enough from working as a reporter, media personality, actress, pilot, and entrepreneur.