David Haffenreffer is a well-known American real estate broker, best known for being the former anchor of “Ahead of The Curve,” a CNN financial news programme. Although David first began his career as a journalist, after working for different media outlets, he went on to establish himself as a real estate broker. He came into the limelight following his relationship with the renowned ABC television presenter, Lara Spencer.
The couple walked down the aisle in the year 2000, and they have two adorable children. However, a few years into their marriage, their relationship hit the rocks. Hence, leading to a divorce, which was finalized in 2015. Since then, many fans have been itching to know more about David Haffenreffer’s personal life and family. Did he get married a second time? All these and more you’d find in the following paragraphs.
What Was David Haffenreffer’s Childhood Like?
David Huffard Haffenreffer Jr. was born on August 2, 1967, and he is a native of Rhode Island, USA. His father, David Haffenreffer Sr. served as vice president at Fleet Investment Advisors, a unit of FleetBoston Financial in his hometown of Providence, Rhode Island. His mother, Susan Haffenreffer, on the other hand, was a clinical social worker at the Bristol County Community Health Center in Taunton, Massachusetts.
David was raised alongside his two siblings – Kristen Haffenreffer Moran and Ashley Haffenreffer Wagstaff. After completing his high school education, David went on to acquire a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English from St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York. He subsequently attended the American University Graduate School of Journalism and Public Policy.
Highlights of His Journalism Career & Transition Into Real Estate
After his higher education, David Haffenreffer started his journalism career. His first stint was at GTE Corporation, where he worked as a video field producer before moving up to work as a news anchor. Subsequently, he served as a director for WSUB-AM. In the year 2000, he started working with CNN as a news correspondent and anchor on the network’s two-hour morning TV show, “Ahead of the Curve.”
The next 15 years saw David work at several other media houses, including Bloomberg, News 12 Connecticut, WABC-TV, and WCBS-TV before he decided to ditch his flourishing career to pursue a career in real estate in 2015. Since then, he has gone on to establish himself in Greenwich, Connecticut as a full-time broker and realtor.
According to David, his passion is to infuse state-of-the-art technology into the business of real estate, which will make it easier for buyers and sellers to get their deals closed within the shortest time possible. So far, the one-time financial news expert has worked with Prudential Connecticut Realty and Sotheby’s International Realty. He currently works with Houlihan Lawrence Agency as their Brokerage Manager.
Meet David Haffenreffer’s Wife and Kids
While the top real estate broker has been doing what he knows how to do best, it is imperative to note that he has also had his fair share of romantic relationships. David Haffenreffer got hitched to an American television host, producer, and writer named Lara Christine Von Seelen. Famously known as Lara Spencer, David’s wife works as a co-anchor on the popular ABC live TV show “Good Morning America.” She also works as a correspondent on ABC News, as well as Nightline.
How and where the couple first met is not known. Nevertheless, they walked down the aisle on 30th September 2000 after a few years of a successful relationship. Their wedding took place at St. Andrew’s Dune Church in Southampton, New York. The ceremony, which had Rev. Peter M. Larsen as its officiating minister, later found its way into the 1991-2004 TV series, Martha Stewart Living, and also the Martha Stewart Living Magazine.
Through their marriage, David and Lara are parents to two adorable children. Their first child, a son named Duff Haffenreffer was born in 2002. Two years later, the couple also welcomed a daughter named Katharine Paige Haffenreffer in 2004.
The Real Reason David Haffenreffer and Lara Spencer Split
As it is with every successful marriage, David and Lara’s marriage had its turns and twists. However, the couple decided to go their separate ways when things could not work out anymore. Despite having such lovely kids, it didn’t stop their marriage from hitting the rocks. Their marriage seemed like a fairytale, and none of their fans would have expected them not to be together forever, but that would never be.
It looked like David and Lara’s union died with his journalism career. It was in the same 2015 that Haffenreffer left the television job that he also separated from his wife. The now-estranged couple announced their separation in March 2015, and subsequently, divorced in June of the same year. They never revealed any reason for their divorce but speculations were rife that the former couple had private irreconcilable differences that degenerated into their eventual breakup.
Although they are no longer together, the two have remained good friends for the sake of their kids. According to them, the decision to get a divorce wasn’t an easy one, but their kids remain their top priority. Since the divorce, David has remained single, while concentrating on building a successful real estate career.
Lara has, however, moved on with another man. In January 2018, she became engaged to tech entrepreneur, Rick McVey. Rick is the founder and CEO of MarketAxess, a financial technology company. The pair, who met on a blind date set up by a mutual friend, later married on September 1, 2018.