Lauren Wendy Sanchez, more popularly known as Lauren Sanchez, is a famous media personality, news anchor, producer and actress of American origin. By education, she is also a pilot. She has also had the honour of being nominated for the Emmy Award. As her timeline clearly depicts, she has made numerous career transactions, moving from an anchorwoman to TV Show Host to Helicopter Pilot.
Let’s find out more about her diverse life.
Lauren Sanchez Career And Net Worth
Her career took a start as a desk assistant at KCOP-TV in Los Angeles. She joined the syndicated entertainment show Extra as a reporter. Before that, she has held positions of an anchor and reporter at KTVK-TV in Phoenix. She earned another Emmy nomination when she moved to Fox Sports Net as the anchor and correspondent of a widely read sports magazine Going Deep along with as an entertainment reporter for FSN’s Best Damn Sorts Show Period.
Later, however, she returned to KCOP-TV, anchoring UPN 13 News, surprisingly also landing with an entertainment gig for FOX 11. She has had the privilege of being the Runners up in a hosting competition at the National level, which took place as a part of the second season of The View. The extremely popular reality show So You Think You Can Dance was also hosted by her.
She has features in several magazine issues, some of them being the People magazine’s ’50 most beautiful issue’ and Us Weekly’s ‘Hot Bodies’ issue. She has to her name the founding of the first female-owned aerial film and production company called Black Ops Aviation.
Lauren Sanchez Dating History, Married, Ex-Husband Patrick Whitesell, Kids
Sanchez’s relationship with former NFL tight end Tony Gonzalez led to the birth of their son, Nikko, in 2001. It was the time of August in 2005 when she married Patrick Whitesell. He is a Hollywood agent and also serve as the founding partner of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment. Their relationship led to the births of their son and their daughter. They’ve been named Evan, born in 2006 and Ella, born in 2008. While Lauren’s divorce with Whitesell has been filed, the couple is waiting for the judge to sign it off. Apart from that, after the divorce, both of them will be sharing joint physical custody of their two children. Along with that, the property settlement was divided in accordance with their existing settlement. They filed their divorce a day after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos finalised and filed the divorce with his ex-wife MacKenzie Bezos.
Lauren Sánchez Controversies With Jeff Bezos
In the February of this year, Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, published a blog post that alleged the National Enquirer Publisher American Media Inc. of attempted blackmail upon getting hold of intimate texts and pictures shared between Sanchez and him.
Reports have also expressed the fact that Jeff Bezos is quite happy on being with Lauren Sanchez, however, there hasn’t been any wedding planning source till date.
Quick Facts About Lauren Sánchez
Name: Lauren Wendy Sanchez
Date of Birth: December 19, 1969
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Height: 1.6 m
Weight: 56 kg
Spouse: Patrick Whitesell
Children: Nikko, Evan and Ella