As of March 2015, television journalist Lara Spencer has not worked as a model. She was a host of the Miss America pageants that took place in 2014 and 2015, however.
Spencer attended Pennsylvania State University on an athletic scholarship and graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism. She went straight from college to the NBC page program and then to a job with a CBS affiliate in Tennessee. She has continued to work as a journalist and is currently the co-anchor for ABC's "Good Morning America." Spencer also created and produced a game show and has written two books on home decorating and furnishing.