Lisa Joyner shares a passion for reuniting families. An adopted kid herself, Lisa is known for co-hosting TLC show “Long Lost Family” with Chris Jacobs. She rose to fame following her work as a reporter for Fox News as well as being a host on the TV Guide Network. On the other end, Lisa is known for her marriage to the popular actor, Jon Cryer. Jon is well known for his work in the comedy sitcom, Two and A Half Men. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki bio of Lisa Joyner.
Lisa Joyner is an American television personality, entertainment reporter and actress. She has a net worth of $14 Million. Her zodiac is Capricorn. On the physical traits, she has a rectangle body shape with a stature of around 5 feet 6 inches and possesses beautiful brown eyes and dark brown hair.
Lisa Marie Joyner was born on the 31st of December 1966, in San Diego, California. Born and raised in San Diego, Lisa was adopted at eight years old and she did not know anything about her biological parents until her late 30s when she eventually track them. Apart from a few bits and pieces here and there, little is known about Lisa’s early life and the reporter has preferred to keep it that way. Also, even though her educational details are not available, she did graduate college.
Professional Career & Net Worth:
Lisa began her professional career as a sports intern for KNBC-TV in Los Angeles. She later moved to Texas and started working as a reporter, weekend anchor, editor, and producer in Laredo, Texas. Having developed all the necessary skills to make it as a reporter, Lisa began hosting the early morning in Harlingen, Texas. Lisa returned to Los Angeles, with eyes on the big fish of the broadcasting world. She started working for KCBS-TV and KTTV-TV and later went on to host “InFANity” for the TV Guide Network. As of 2023, Lisa Joyner has a net worth of $14 Million.
Finding the right homes:
As an adopted kid herself, Lisa was always interested in finding the right homes for other kids. So, she began working with the ABC network and starred on the show, Find My Family. In 2016, Lisa began co-hosting the show Long Lost Family, alongside Chris Jacobs. Talking about the experience of working on Long Lost Family, Lisa revealed,
“Doing [Long Lost Family] has been kinda cathartic for me. I’ve been championing it for a long time because I myself was adopted and I went through my personal journey to find my biological parents. And when I did that, I realized that every person has a story, you just have to know the right questions to ask. And when I found them, I realized what an empowering feeling that was for me to personally go on that journey.”
A champion for adoption, Lisa has been helping families around the world find the right family. She wants everyone to be heard and to find the closure that comes with adoption. Taking on her own experience, Lisa has shared what it felt like finally meeting her biological father in her 30s and it surely is heartwarming.
In addition to working as a reporter and television presenter, Lisa has also made appearances in a few movies including, Bounce, America’s Sweethearts, and xXx: State of the Union.
Charity and Social work:
Lisa Joyner is involved in several charity works, especially related to adoption and homelessness. She is an adoptee herself and has adopted a daughter with her husband Jon Cryer. She co-hosts Long Lost Family on TLC, a show that reunites adoptees with their birth families. She also supports Hope of the Valley, an organization that builds tiny homes for LA’s unhoused residents. She and her husband have donated $30,000 to the project and have visited the tiny home community in North Hollywood. She has also worked with other charities such as Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Best Friends Animal Society. On June 11, 2022, Lisa and Jon were honored with “Champions for Children” award by a children’s charity Kidsave which focused on helping older kids in foster care find loving, supportive adoptive families and lifelong mentors.
Marriage & Children:
Lisa has been married to star actor Jon Cryer since 2007. The pair met after Jon’s divorce from British actress Sarah Trigger. After being in a relationship for quite a while Jon announced that he was going to marry Lisa on a February 2007 episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. True to his words, the pair tied the knot on 16th June 2007. The couple celebrated the marriage ceremony at the Chapel at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
In the years as a married couple, Lisa and Jon do not have biological children of theirs. However, they were quick to adopt one. After two years of marriage, they adopted baby girl Daisy Cryer, just after her birth on August 11, 2009. Lisa is also the mother to stepson Charlie Austin from Jon’s first marriage to Sarah.
Social Media Presence:
Lisa Joyner has verified Instagram accounts by the username @mslisajoyner which has 11.1k followers and 1,264 posts. Her photos overall are mostly about her family, friends, travels, hobbies, pets, and home decor. She also shares some behind-the-scenes glimpses of her work as a host of Long Lost Family on TLC. She seems to have a happy and fulfilling life.
A quick write on her husband, Jon Cryer:
Jon Cryer is an American actor, writer, and director, best known for his role as Alan Harper on the hit television sitcom Two and a Half Men. He was born on April 16, 1965, in New York City, and raised in a show business family. His mother, Gretchen Cryer, is an actress and playwright, and his father, David Cryer, is an actor and singer.
Cryer began his career in show business at a young age, appearing in commercials and stage productions. He made his film debut in the 1984 romantic comedy No Small Affair and went on to star in a number of popular films, including Pretty in Pink, Hiding Out, and Hot Shots!
In 2003, Cryer was cast in the role of Alan Harper on Two and a Half Men, which would become his most famous and long-running role. He won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of Alan.
Aside from his acting work, Cryer is also an accomplished writer and director. He wrote and produced the film Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God… Be Back by Five, and has directed episodes of television shows such as Two and a Half Men, Mom, and Disjointed.
Lisa Marie Joyner
December 31, 1966
San Diego, California, United States
Television Personality, Tv show host, Entertainment Reporter