Lauren Sanchez Biography, Career, Net Worth And Other Facts

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Lauren Sanchez Biography, Career, Awards, Net Worth And Other Facts

Lauren Sanchez is the owner of a production and aerial filming company called Black Ops Aviation that she started in 2016 in collaboration with Steve Stafford’s Studio Wings production company after she earned her helicopter flying license. Inspired by her father Ray, who was a flight instructor, she joined a flight school and was already flying planes by 2011.

TABLE OF CONTENT

  • LAUREN SANCHEZ BIOGRAPHY
  • LAUREN SANCHEZ EARLY LIFE
  • LAUREN SANCHEZ EDUCATION
  • LAUREN SANCHEZ CAREER
  • LAUREN SANCHEZ PERSONAL LIFE
  • LAUREN SANCHEZ NET WORTH
  • LAUREN SANCHEZ MOVIES

LAUREN SANCHEZ BIOGRAPHY
Lauren Wendy Sánchez (born December 19, 1969) is an American media personality who gained fame as an entertainment reporter and news anchor. She has been a guest host on The View, co-host on KTTV Fox 11’s Good Day LA and anchor on the Fox 11 Ten O’clock News, and anchor and special correspondent on Extra.

LAUREN SANCHEZ PROFILE

Full Name: Lauren Wendy Sanchez
Parents: N/A
Born: 19th December 1969.
Age: 52 years
Place of Birth: Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
State Of Origin: USA
Nationality: American
Spouse: Patrick Whitesell (m. 2005; div. 2019)
Height: 5ft 7in
Children: N/A
Occupation: Media Personality, pilot, news anchor, actress
Net Worth: $35 million

 

LAUREN SANCHEZ EARLY LIFE
Lauren Wendy Sanchez was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on 19 December 1969. The names of her parents are not available, but her father used to work as a plane mechanic as well as a flight instructor. This greatly influenced Lauren into flying.  She was born into a family of three children, with the other two being a brother named Michael Sanchez and a sister by the name of Elena Sanchez.

Sanchez stated that she grew up in a lot of poverty and financial crisis, and she admitted to even sleeping in the back of her grandmother’s car, and she used to clean houses. She attended Del Norte High School in New Mexico, and after completing her studies, she went to El Camino College. Later she went to the University of Southern California.

LAUREN SANCHEZ EDUCATION
She attended Sedona Red Rock high school she also attended El Camino College later she got a scholarship and enrolled in the university of Southern California. While studying she was a writer for the college newspaper.

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LAUREN SANCHEZ CAREER
After her graduation, Lauren Sanchez took up the job of reporter and anchor on KTVK-TV in Phoenix, Arizona. Her stint at the regional news network enabled her to move up into the realm of national television.

She first landed a gig as Extra’s entertainment reporter and then moved on to work with Fox Sports Net. During her stint at Fox Sports, Lauren was nominated for an Emmy award for her work as a correspondent and anchor in the show ‘Going Deep’.

However, in 1999, she returned to her first workplace and re-joined KCOP-TV as the anchor for their ‘UPN 13 News. She grabbed eyeballs for being the first Hispanic woman to get this position. She also did FOX 11’s entertainment news at 10 pm on KTTV.

In 2000, she competed and was a runner-up on ‘The View’ Season 2, losing the title to Lisa Ling. By 2005, she was soaring in her career and was the preferred choice as host for the dance reality show ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ on FOX. However, she was asked to leave the show after one season when she became pregnant and was replaced by Cat Deely.

After a stint as a stay-at-home mother and having her third child, Lauren Sanchez returned to TV in 2009 as Extra’s special correspondent and weekend anchor. She worked on a few other TV shows like ‘Good Day LA’, ‘Showbiz Tonight’, ‘The Joy Behar Show’, and ‘Larry King Live’.

Lauren has also done small roles in TV series like ‘NCIS’ on CBS and ‘Days of Our Lives’ on NBC, and movies, such as ‘Fight Club’, ‘Killer Movie’, ‘The Day After Tomorrow, ‘Fantastic Four’, ‘The Longest Yard’, ‘Cellular’, ‘We Bought a Zoo’, ‘Batman Begins, ‘Saw’ and ‘Akeelah and the Bee’. She featured in ‘The Dark Knight video campaign that went viral, as Gotham News reporter Lydia Filanjeri.

With growing fame and popularity, Lauren Sanchez was featured amongst the 50 ‘World’s Most Beautiful People by PEOPLE magazine and was also included in US Weekly’s ‘Hot Bodies’ issue.

Lauren Sanchez owns a production and aerial filming company called Black Ops Aviation which she started in 2016 in collaboration with Steve Stafford’s Studio Wings production company after she earned her helicopter flying license. Inspired by her father Ray, who was a flight instructor, she joined a flight school and was already flying planes by 2011.

However, the certification for becoming a helicopter pilot proved more difficult. It wasn’t until 2016 that she finally managed to get the license. Through Black Ops, Lauren and Jeff Bezos worked together on a documentary project for his company Blue Origin. She also worked on movies like ‘Dunkirk’ by Christopher Nolan, ‘Miss Bala’ by Catherine Hardwicke, and a few commercials for Discovery Land developers in Cabo and Bahamas.

LAUREN SANCHEZ PERSONAL LIFE

Lauren Sanchez Biography, Career, Net Worth And Other Facts
Lauren Sanchez was in a relationship with the former National Football League (NFL) player Tony Gonzalez. In 2001, she gave birth to her son named Nikko from her relationship with Gonzalez.

Sanchez married Jewish American talent agent Patrick Whitesell in August 2005. Whitesell is the co-CEO of an entertainment and media agency called ‘William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME). Sanchez and Whitesell spent two million dollars on their wedding which was a star-studded event. In 2006, Sanchez and Whitesell were blessed with a son named Evan. In 2008, Sanchez gave birth to their daughter Ella.

In January 2019, Jeff Bezos made headlines for sending obscene texts and images to Lauren Sanchez. Bezos’ relationship with Sanchez led to his separation from his wife MacKenzie. In January 2019, Bezos and MacKenzie took to their official Twitter page to announce their decision to file for divorce.

Lauren Sanchez is active on Instagram where she has thousands of followers. She continues to pursue her passion through her aerial film and production company ‘Black Ops Aviation.’ She is often seen flying her airplanes and helicopters

LAUREN SANCHEZ MOVIES

  • Fight Club
  • Hollywood Homicide
  • The Day After Tomorrow
  • Cellular
  • Fantastic Four
  • The Longest Yard
  • Akeelah and the Bee
  • Zoom
  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver SurferFox
  • College Road Trip
  • Killer Movie
  • The Big Pictur
  • We Bought a Zoo
  • Celeste and Jesse Forever
  • White House Down
  • Ted 2
  • Girlfriend’s Day

LAUREN SANCHEZ NETWORTH
The 52-year-old New Mexico native is currently worth an estimated $30 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth