Lauren Sánchez 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 News at Ten, and anchor and special correspondent on Extra. She has also been a regular contributor on shows including Larry King Live, The Joy Behar Show and Showbiz Tonight. Lauren founded the first female-owned aerial film and production company, Black Ops Aviation. The company has a wide variety of aircrafts in its inventory including a BELL 429 w/Shotover, AS350 w/Shotover, and Cirrus SR22.

Birth Name

Lauren Wendy Sánchez




News Anchor, Media Personality, Pilot



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Lauren Sánchez was born on the 19th of December 1969, in Albuquerque, New Mexico,, United States.


She’s currently 54 years old.

Sun Sign




She has Mexican ancestry.




Lauren attended the El Camino College in Torrance, California. While there she made it to the dean’s list and qualified for a scholarship to the University of Southern California. At the USC, she majored in communications.

Family Details

  • Father – Ray Sánchez
  • Mother – Eleanor Sánchez
  • Siblings – Michael Sanchez (Brother) (Singer), Elena Sánchez Blair (Sister) (Photographer)

Marital Status



Boyfriend / Spouse

Lauren Sánchez has dated –

  • Anthony Miller (1996-2000) – In 1996, Sánchez began dating American football player Anthony Miller. The couple went strong for almost 4 years before, in 2000, finally breaking up.
  • Tony Gonzalez (2000-2001) – Lauren was romantically involved with American football player Tony Gonzalez for a year. In 2001, she welcomed her first child, a son named Nikko, with Tony. They parted ways shortly after.
  • Derek Fisher (2001-2002) – In 2001, Sánchez began a relationship with American baseball player Derek Fisher. In 2002, The relationship ended.
  • Henry Simmons (2002-2003) – In 2002, she began dating American actor Henry Simmons and the relationship ended a year later.
  • Patrick Whitesell (2005-2019) – Lauren began dating Hollywood agent and founding partner of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, Patrick Whitesell. On August 20, 2005, The couple got married. On June 22, 2006, They welcomed their first child together, a son named Evan Whitesell. On January 15, 2008, Their daughter Eleanor Patricia Whitesell was born.

  • Jeff Bezos (2018-Present) – In January 2019, Sánchez was having an affair with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in 2018. In May 2023, it was reported that the couple had gotten engaged.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 3 inches
  • In centimeters – 160 cm
  • In meters – 1.60 m


  • In Kilograms – 56 kg
  • In Pounds – 124 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-28-34
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 28 inches
  • Hip – 34 inches
  • Bra Size – 33D

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color


Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Lauren became known as a News anchor and entertainment reporter who worked on Extra and was a frequent guest host on The View. In 2019, she became known as Jeff Bezos’s partner. Lauren founded the first female-owned aerial film and production company, Black Ops Aviation. She was a regular contributor on shows including Larry King Live and The Joy Behar Show. She has appeared in a number of films and TV shows, mostly playing news reporters and journalists.

Film Debut

In 1999, Sánchez had her first film onscreen role in the movie, Fight Club as Channel 4 Reporter.

Television Debut

In 1997, Lauren landed her first role in television by appearing as Newsanchor in the series, Babylon 5.

Lauren Sánchez Net worth

Lauren Sánchez has an estimated net worth of $30 million dollars as of 2024.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Lauren Sánchez

  • Lauren belongs to a Mexican-American Christian family. While she was in college, she used to write for the college newspaper called The Warwhoop.
  • While studying at the University of Southern California, she learnt how to fly a helicopter and in 2016, received her pilot’s license.
  • Sánchez began her career as a desk assistant at KCOP-TV in Los Angeles. She also held positions as an anchor and reporter at KTVK-TV in Phoenix before joining the syndicated entertainment show Extra as a reporter.
  • She quit her job at Extra and joined Fox Sports Network, where she began working as a news correspondent for FSN’s sports magazine Going Deep.
  • She later started working as an entertainment reporter for FSN’s The Best Damn Sports Show Period. During her stint at FSN, Lauren was nominated for an Emmy Award.
  • Lauren has played the role of reporter/news broadcaster in several Hollywood films including Fight Club (1999), Hollywood Homicide (2003), Fantastic Four (2005), The Longest Yard (2005), Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), White House Down (2013), and Ted 2 (2015).
  • She has also been featured in the People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful and Us Weekly‘s Hot Bodies issues.
  • In 2017, Sánchez established an aerial film and production company named Black Ops Aviation in the US. The company is USA’s first female-owned aerial production company.


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