Lauren Sánchez

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Lauren Sanchez (born December 19, 1969) is an award-winning American news anchor, entertainment reporter, and media personality. She was the weekend anchor and special correspondent on Extra. She is also a co-host on KTTV Fox-11's Good Day LA and the station's top-rated "Ten o'clock News." Snchez is also a regular contributor on hit shows like "Larry King Live," "The Joy Behar Show," "Showbiz Tonight" and "The View."


Snchez is an Emmy-winning journalist and TV personality who began her career as a desk assistant at KCOP-TV in Los Angeles. She also held positions as an anchor and reporter at KTVK-TV in Phoenix before joining the syndicated entertainment show, Extra as a reporter. From there, Snchez moved to Fox Sports Net where she served as anchor as well as a correspondent for the sports magazine, Going Deep, and entertainment reporter for FSN's Best Damn Sports Show Period.

In 1999, Snchez was one of two finalists to co-host ABC'sThe View with Barbara Walters. The positions was ultimately given to Lisa Ling. Snchez subsequently re-joined KCOP-TV.

Snchez was the original host of So You Think You Can Dance. Snchez left the show after one season to have her second child.

In 2009, Snchez returned to Extra as weekend anchor and special correspondent.

Sanchez currently works as a correspondent and stand by anchor on Good Day LA, a morning show on KTTV-TV, a Fox affiliate in Los Angeles.

Film appearances

Snchez has appeared in many films, including: The Longest Yard, Fantastic Four, The Day After Tomorrow, Akeelah and the Bee, Killer Movie "Batman Begins," and Fight Club. Sanchez starred in the viral video campaign for The Dark Knight as Lydia Filanjeri, a reporter for Gotham Cable News. She has also appeared on the CBS series "NCIS" and the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives.


Snchez was born Wendy Lauren Snchez on December 19, 1969 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is married to talent agent Patrick Whitesell. The guest list for their wedding in September 2005 included Whitesell's clients Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Jessica Alba, and Hugh Jackman.

Sanchez has two sons and one daughter: Nikko Gonzalez, born on February 12, 2001 from a previous relationship with Atlanta Falcons tight end, Tony Gonzalez; Evan Whitesell, born on June 22, 2006; and Ella Whitesell, born on January 15, 2008.

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