The success of a film or any performance does not only rely on the performer or actor but on the writer and producer as well. The likes of Nancy Alspaugh made it to the top of the ladder through their writing skills. She was particularly known for writing the popular American daytime talk show Leeza – hosted by the popular show host, Leeza Gibbons. Alspaugh wrote The Bradshaw Difference and the 1953 film that was based on Steve Fisher’s novel I Wake Up Screaming.
As an author, Nancy Alspaugh has written several best-selling books like Fearless Women: Midlife Journeys and Not Your Mothers Midlife: A Ten-Step Guide to Fearless Aging. Her fine writing skills have earned her several international recognition, including a nomination for a Daytime Emmy award.
Nancy Alspaugh’s Biography
Born in 1955 and raised in one of the states of America, Nancy Alspaugh is an American citizen who derives joy in inspiring people with her widely recognised and accepted write-ups. Alspaugh is yet to give more details about herself, her educational background and early beginnings but it is easy to conclude that the beautiful American writer saw the four walls of the classroom.
Nancy began her journey to prominence in the early 1990s as a screenwriter and producer for several talk shows like Caryl & Marilyn: Real Friends, which aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) from 1996 to 1997. Her rise to fame, however, follows the Leeza Gibbons’ popular talk show which she wrote four of its episodes. Her work on the show earned her a nomination for five Daytime Emmy Awards with two award nomination for Outstanding Talk Show and Outstanding Special Class Writing.
Between 2003 and 2005, she released two of her books. Her first book titled Midlife: A Ten-Step Guide to Fearless Aging was written alongside writer and TV actor, Marilyn Kentz. Alspaugh’s second book, Fearless Women: Midlife Journeys was released to the public in 2005. The book talks about the experiences of about 38 million women of the Baby Boom generation.
Nancy’s proficiency earned her several more awards such as The United Press International Award, The Associated Press Award, The Genesis Award, The Gabriel Award, and a lot more. Added to her numerous milestones, Nancy is also believed to have earned quite a lot from her career. Although her real net worth is not yet known, some net worth-calculating sites placed her fortune at around $8 million. She also has a share from her late husband’s $19 million net worth.
Family Life: Former Husband – Matt Lauer
Aside from being famous as a screenwriter and author, Nancy Alspaugh is also known for her relationship with Matt Lauer, the former TV news anchor and co-host of the NBC-aired news and talk morning TV show, Today. Nancy became Lauer’wife after they tied the knot in 1982 and after living together for about six years, they separated in 1988.
Matt Lauer, the American TV personality from New York City, was known for hosting Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and for co-hosting several Olympic Games opening. He earned his degree from Ohio University and started his career as a producer for WOWK-TV. Nancy and Matt dated for a couple of years before making it official in 1982 and before their divorce in 1988, they shared no children. Despite their separation, Nancy supported her former husband when he was accused of sexually harassing multiple women in his workplace which led to the termination of his job at the NBC in November 2017.
Nancy Alspaugh got into a second marriage after marrying FOX executive Read Jackson who died of cancer on January 25, 2016. Even when she had no child in her second marriage, she adopted a son, Wyatt, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. Nancy has not been in any relationship since her husband’s demise, instead, she gets herself more involved in a charity that supports people with autism. She is even the executive director of ACT Today, a nonprofit organization that treats and takes care of individuals suffering from autism. Individually, Nancy goes as far as extending helping hands to families of people with Autism in her bid to help them access better treatment and tackle challenges that come with caring for children with the condition.
Through major support from the public, alongside Nancy Alspaugh’s effort, the Act foundation reportedly has about $5 Million which it has raised since its establishment in the year 2014.