Who is David Haffenreffer?
David Haffenreffer was born on 2 August 1967, in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, and is a television personality, best known for being the anchor of the CNN program entitled “Ahead of the Curve” which was broadcast during mornings.
— Houlihan Lawrence (@HoulihanRE) August 5, 2014
The Wealth of David Haffenreffer
How rich is David Haffenreffer? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $3 million, earned largely through a successful career on television. He is also known for his marriage to and divorce from television anchor Lara Spencer. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
David’s father is the vice president of Fleet Investment Advisors which is a part of FleetBoston Financial based in Providence, while his mother worked as a clinical social worker for the Bristol County Community Health Center. He grew up with two siblings, and after matriculating from high school, enrolled into St. Lawrence University located in Canton, New York. He completed an English degree, and then moved on to the American University Graduate School of Journalism and Public Policy.
He began his professional career in journalism with the GTE Corporation, working as a video field producer, then moved to the radio station WSUB-AM, which he served as a director as well as a news anchor for the station’s shows. Eventually his popularity and experience would lead him to be hired by CNN, to work on the two hour morning television show entitled “Ahead of the Curve” which aired in 2000, both as an anchor and news correspondent, but the show was short lived, and after that he left CNN.
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— David Haffenreffer (@Haffenreffer) September 16, 2018
Transition to Real Estate
Over the next decade and a half, Haffenreffer continued his work in the media with numerous news stations, including Bloomberg, News 12 Connecticut, WABC-TV, and CNNfn. Eventually, he decided to forego his career as a journalist having discovered a passion for real estate, and in 2015 became a real estate broker based in Greenwich, Connecticut. According to him, he enjoys working in the business, especially with how state of the art technology is being used in the field today, which has made it possible to get deals closed very quickly.
David has also worked with other real estate firms, including Sotheby’s International Realty and Prudential Connecticut Realty. Currently, he works as a brokerage manager for the Houlihan Lawrence Agency.
David’s former wife is best known for her work as the host and co-anchor of the ABC show entitled “Good Morning America” (GMA), having initially been the show’s national correspondent. She also works as a correspondent for both ABC News and “Nightline”. Prior to these shows, she served as the host of the entertainment program “The Insider” from 2004 to 2011, while also contributing to the CBS show entitled “The Early Show”, and she also worked as a lifestyle reporter for WABC-TV.
Other projects she handled include the show “Antiques Roadshow” on PBS – the series is based on local antiquities owners bringing in items to be appraised by experts, and the item’s history and value are then discussed. The show is based on the British show of the same name which first aired during the 1970s. She also worked on the spin-off “Antiques Roadshow FYI”, and hosts the show “Flea Market Flip” which airs on the Great American Country Channel as well as on HGTV. Recently, she has taken a step back from GMA to foray into television production, which she started focusing on in 2018.
Marriage, Divorce, and Aftermath
For his personal life, it is known that Haffenraffer married Lara Spencer in 2000 during the time he was working at CNN as a news anchor, while she was a reporter for WABC-TV. They were married at St. Andrew’s Dune Church located in Southampton, New York, and the marriage was covered on the “Martha Stewart Living” show as well as its magazine. They would have two children together, but made a surprise announcement in 2015 when they publicly stated that they had separated and were heading towards a divorce, stating irreconcilable differences. They did mention that their children remain their top priority. Since their divorce, he has been focused on building his real estate career while Lara married three years later to tech entrepreneur Rick McVey, who is best known as the CEO of the company MarketAxess. According to an interview, they met through a blind date set by a mutual friend.