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A Day in the Life of Lara Spencer

How Does She Do It All?

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Lara Spencer is one busy lady! As co-anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America, host of HGTV’s Flea Market Flip, and New York Times bestselling author of I Brake for Yard Sales, we’re in awe of her incredible talent and tenacity—not to mention that totally trimmed and toned bod. So how does the host with the most sparkling smile in the biz juggle her successful career while mastering motherhood and living a healthy lifestyle at the same time? Lucky for us, the charismatic TV pro gave us a glimpse inside what a typical day in her life looks like. From 4 a.m. wake-up calls, voiceovers, and book signings (her second book, Flea Market Fabulous, released today!) to tennis, trampoline, and homework with the kids, this media maven is an expert at multi-tasking—so get ready to take some notes, stat.

Commute Time

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4:45 a.m.: In the car on my way to Good Morning America.

Breakfast and Coffee

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A quick stop in the GMA kitchen around 5:30 a.m. for some cereal and my first cup of coffee.

Glitz and Glam

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Reading up for the show around 6:30 a.m. and getting my hair and makeup done, early mornings require coffee and multitasking.

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Phoning Home

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Checking in with my kids, Kate and Duff, around 7:20 in the morning during a break on the GMA set.

Catching Up with Co-Workers

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Chatting with Robin Roberts during a commercial break around 7:55 a.m.

Time to Sign Off

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8:55 a.m.: Saying goodbye on GMA. That morning, Nick Carter and Jordan Knight performed.


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After GMA I run across the street around 9:30 a.m. to record some voiceovers for my HGTV show Flea Market Flip.

Book Signing Time

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Back to my GMA dressing room around 11 a.m. to sign some copies of my book Flea Market Fabulous.


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After school around 1 p.m., getting ready for a tennis match with my son Duff. Tennis is my favorite way to unwind and it’s a great family activity.


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Helping my daughter Kate with her homework math packet around 2:30 in the afternoon.

Trampoline Time

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Now that the math is done, trampoline time!

Treat Time

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5:45 p.m.: Treat time with my three rescues Harry, Dandy, and Coco! They are such a perfect addition to our family. After that it’s dinner and bed at 8 p.m. Up early for GMA tomorrow.

Be sure to check out Lara Spencer’s new book, Flea Market Fabulous (September 16, 2014; U.S. $25.95). With illuminating before, during, and after photographs of her DIY projects and room installations, Spencer demystifies the decorating process and allows readers to envision endless possibilities for what they can do in their own homes. Scouring flea markets for furniture and accessories, Spencer restores, repurposes, and reinvents the pieces she finds, gives them new life, and brings all the elements together in the gorgeous, finished space. Lara will also show readers that all it takes is planning, shopping know-how, and a little imagination to create beautiful and comfortable homes that reflect their personal style.


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