Who is Lisa Joyner?
Lisa is an American reporter and television host who mostly works in Los Angeles. She became popular through hosting several hit shows on various influential channels; her best works include hosting celebrity news for KCBS-TV and KTTV, with the TV Guide Network’s “InFANity” segments reputedly being her best works.
Lisa Background and Family
Lisa Marie Joyner was born on 31 December 1966, in San Diego, California, under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn. Lisa’s birth sign describes her as ambitious, faithful, determined, self-controlled, resourceful and very practical in nature. Joyner is of American nationality and White American ethnicity. She was an adopted kid, and was raised by her adoptive parents which could be the reason why she also decided to adopt a child. When she was 30 years old, Lisa decided to look for her biological parents, and succeeded in doing so.
Lisa Professional Career
Lisa jokes that career on the television started just like any award-winner begins – after working as a well-known food server, an animal acupuncturist, and pastry cook to celebrities. She was introduced to broadcasting when she became a sports intern working for KNBC-TV in Los Angeles, and later developed skills working as a reporter, weekend anchor, editor and producer in Laredo, Texas. After becoming an early morning presenter in Harlingen, Texas, Lisa was able to convince larger media houses to give her the job of a health reporter and 5 pm anchor.
She later went back to Los Angeles where she worked for KCBS-TV and KTTV-TV, reporting and producing a variety entertainment stories such as the Oscars, Grammys, Razzies, Emmys, and People’s Choice among many others. She went on to host “InFANity” for the TV Guide Network, which featured a behind the scenes look at various TV shows.
— lisa joyner (@mslisajoyner) October 14, 2018
Lisa also hosted shows on the ABC Network including the “Find My Family” US version show, which she co-hosted alongside Tim Green, the series helping adopted children to reunite with their biological parents and families. As an adopted child, Lisa was able to eventually meet her biological family at the age of 30, after a thorough search. In 2016, she began hosting the “Long Lost Family” show that aired on TLC Network, alongside Chris Jacobs. In an interview about the show, she said that the journey of reuniting with biological families is very empowering, and that is what she wanted other people looking for their families to understand.
She believes that each person has a story behind their adoptive journey, and all they need to do is know the right questions to ask. In the interview, she disclosed that she had been championing for that kind of a show, as everyone needs some closure and some help to do so. Lisa feels that there are myths that still surround adoption, and they should be busted. Every adopted child should learn the story behind their situation, and decide who to call his or her family. According to Lisa, the “Long Lost Family” show is about forgiveness, empathy and hope, that people still have a chance to meet with their biological families and be able to fill that gap in their lives. It is all about second chances.
She also hosted two episodes of the show “Trading Spaces”, and apart from her hosting job, has also appeared in movies such as “I See You.com”, “The Bold and the Beautiful”, and “Next”. She also drew appreciation for commentating at the “Sexiest Bachelor in America” in the 2000 pageant. In 1998, Lisa made her debut when she secured a minor role in an episode of “Brimstone”, and then appeared in the romantic comedy movie “America’s Sweetheart”, getting a chance to act alongside big shots such as Julia Roberts and Billy Crystal.
Lisa has acted in 10 gig, but also works with the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission mentoring group, and is also part of a committee that assists in foster inclusion and school diversity.
Lisa Personal Life, Married, and Husband
Lisa is married to Jon Cryer, an actor who starred in the film “Two and a Half Men”. The couple’s engagement was disclosed on 23 January 2007 on Jay Leno’s “The Tonight Show”, subsequently tying the knot on 16th June of the same year. Lisa is the daughter-in-law of Gretchen and David Creyer. Before Cryer married Lisa, he was married to Sarah Trigger, a British actress; they married in 1999 and had a son called Charlie Austin, however, the couple divorced in 2004. Lisa is thus a stepmother to Charlie.
They later adopted a daughter, Daisy Cryer, who was born on 11 August 2009, shortly after her birth and raised the girl as their own.
Lisa lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter. They apparently share a beautiful relationship with their daughter, and there is no information on whether Lisa plans on having children of her own; she remains both an adoptee and adoptive parent.
Lisa’s Long Lost Family
The “Long Lost Family” is an American TV documentary series that was first aired on TLC in March 2016, created by KRO-NCRV with the idea based on “SPoorloos”, a Dutch series. It was presented by both Lisa Joyner and Chris Jacobs.
The show’s aim is to help people trying to reunite with their long-lost family members, produced by Shed Media, with Ancestry.com co-sponsoring it by helping provide DNA testing and family history research in order to make discoveries easier.
Lisa Joyner Net Worth
Lisa Joyner is considered one of the more highly paid television reporters, and so is able to live a high-profile and relatively luxurious life with her family. Credible sources state that Lisa gets an annual salary of $600,000, and her net worth is estimated to be around $4 million as of late 2018, which would seem very likely to increase assuming that she continues with her successful career.