- Lauren Sanchez is a licensed helicopter pilot and founder of Black Ops Aviation. She is also an actress, reporter, news anchor, and producer. Lately, she has been the centre of attraction for her romantic relationship with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
- Net Worth, Salary, and Income
- Married, Husband, and Children
- Family, Parents, and Siblings
- Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Lauren Sanchez is a licensed helicopter pilot and founder of Black Ops Aviation. She is also an actress, reporter, news anchor, and producer. Lately, she has been the centre of attraction for her romantic relationship with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S., Lauren Wendy Sanchez was born on 19 December 1969 under the star sign Sagittarius. The 51-year-old news anchor is American by nationality and belongs to the Mexican ethnicity. She attended El Camino College and later studied at the University of Southern California, majoring in communications.
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
Sanchez started her career as a desk assistant at KCOP-TV in Los Angeles. She also served as an anchor and reporter at KTVK-TV in Phoenix. Later, she began working as a reporter for the syndicated entertainment show Extra. She then joined Fox Sports Net and earned an Emmy as correspondent and anchor for the sports magazine Going Deep and entertainment reporter for FSN’s Best Damn Sports Show Period.
In 1999, Sanchez returned to KCOP-TV to anchor UPN 13 News, where she won an Emmy award. She ended up being the runner-up in the hosting competition during season 2 of The View. She became the original host of FOX’s dancing competition show So You Think You Can Dance. But she left the show after one season because of her second pregnancy.
In 2009, Sanchez returned to Extra as weekend anchor and special correspondent. She still occasionally works on Extra, Good Day LA, and other TV shows. In 2016, she founded Black Ops Aviation, an aerial film and production company. She currently focuses on film and TV projects, which allow her to use her skills as a licensed pilot of aeroplanes and helicopters.
In addition to her hosting and reporting jobs, Sanchez has made several cameo appearances in films and TV series such as Fight Club, Fantastic Four, The Big Picture, Girlfriends, NCIS, and Days of Our Lives to name a few.
Sanchez has accrued a massive fortune from her professional career as a reporter, news anchor, entrepreneur, and actress. Thanks to her adequate wealth, she lives a life of a princess. As of 2021, she has an estimated net worth of $30 million.
Married, Husband, and Children
Before marrying Patrick Whitesell, Sanchez was in a relationship with former NFL tight end Tony Gonzalez. Together with Tony, she gave birth to her first child, son Nikko, in 2001.
She married the Hollywood agent and founding partner of Endeavor, Patrick Whitesell, in August 2005. Together with her husband, she welcomed son Evan, born in 2006, and daughter Ella, born in 2008.
Though it’s unclear when Sanchez and Whitesell separated, their divorce was finalized in October 2019. Now, Sanchez is in a romantic relationship with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. They were publicly outed as a couple in January 2019. There has been speculation that the pair are engaged, but neither of them has confirmed the rumors.
Family, Parents, and Siblings
Sanchez was born to parents – Ray and Eleanor Sanchez. Her father worked as a flight instructor and was an aeroplane mechanic. She has a brother named Michael.
Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Sanchez has a decent height of 5 feet 4 inches. She has a well-maintained fit body that weighs around 64kg. She has dark brown eyes and brown hair.