How Rich Is The News Anchor Lauren Sanchez?

Best known for hosting Fox network’s show So You Think You Can Dance, Lauren Sanchez is an American news anchor. She often guests hosts the talk show, The View.

Similarly, she is a media personality who has appeared in films Flight Club, Batman Begins, Fantastic Four, and has even won Emmy Award. Lauren is also a licensed pilot who owns an aerial film and production company, Black Ops Aviation. As of April 2020, she is worth $30 million.

Desk Assistant Turned News Anchor

Lauren Sanchez started her career working as a desk assistant at the KCOP-TV. Then, she served as an anchor and reporter at KTVK. Finally, in 1997, she earned the popularity as the reporter of the TV program, Extra.

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After that, Lauren worked as the anchor for Fox Sports Net. Likewise, she also served as a correspondent for the newsmagazine series Goin Deep. During that time, the news anchor contributed as the entertainment reporter for the TV show, The Best Damn Sports Show Period.

So You Think You Can Dance anchor Lauren Sanchez
So You Think You Can Dance anchor Lauren Sanchez

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Again, Sanchez rejoined KCOP-TV and anchored UPN 13 News in 1999. Post, she served as an entertainment reporter at KTTV, owned by the Fox network. She then took a break from her career after hosting the TV show, So You Think You Can Dance in 2005.

After that, 50 years old news anchor Lauren made a come back as a special correspondent and anchor for television news magazine, Extra in 2009. Similarly, she also appeared in another show, Good Day L.A., Larry King Life, The Joy Behar Show, and Showbiz Tonight.

Acting Career

The versatile personality Sanchez began her acting career appearing in an episode of the TV series Babylon 5 in 1997. Similarly, she has guest appeared in series like Girlfriends, The Agency, Eve, Dirt, Gotham Tonight, NCIS, Days of Our Lives, and Rake.

Additionally, Sanchez also made cameo appearances in movies such as Fight Club, Hollywood Homicide, The Day After Tomorrow, Cellular, Fantastic Four, Killer Movie, The Big Picture, White House Down, Ted 2, and Girlfriend’s Day.


In 2017, Lauren with her estranged husband Whitesell bought a villa for $11 million located in Beverly Hills. After that, in order to increase the yard, the couple also purchased $4.5 million worth vacant lot next door.

Business Venture

Extra correspondent Lauren is the owner of an aerial movie and production firm, Black Ops Aviation.

The company founded in 2016 focuses on those projects where Sanchez can use her skills as a licensed pilot. Likewise, the production has few footages for Amazon, Netflix, and Fox.


Lauren Sanchez was born Lauren Wendy Sánchez on December 19, 1969, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the United States to parents Ray Sanchez and Eleanor Sanchez. She has a brother, Michael Sanchez.

Lauren Sanchez with brother, Michael Sanchez
Lauren Sanchez with brother, Michael Sanchez

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The owner of Black Ops Aviation attended Del Norte High School and El Camino College. Later, she enrolled at the University of Southern California and majored in communications.

Mother Of Three Kids

We Bought a Zoo actress Lauren Sanchez married Hollywood agent Patrick Whitesell on August 20, 2005.

Lauren Sanchez with husband Patrick Whitesell
Lauren Sanchez with husband Patrick Whitesell

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Together, the duo has two children, son, Evan Whitesell born on June 22, 2006, and a daughter, Eleanor Patricia born on January 15, 2008.

As per the sources, Lauren filed for divorce with her now estranged husband in April 2019. On the other hand, the report says that their divorce was finalized in October 2019.

Prior to Patrick, Sanchez was dating an American football tight end, Tony Gonzalez. The pair was blessed with a son, Nikko Gonzalez on February 12, 2001, and later, broke up with each other.

As of now, she is dating billionaire tech mogul, Jeff Bezos.