Lauren Wendy Sánchez was born on December 19, 1969, in New Mexico. Though she is of Mexican descent, Sánchez is American.
She is a news anchor, pilot, entertainment reporter, entrepreneur, media personality, and actress. Sánchez is a frequent on The View as a guest host.
She formerly co-hosted on KTTV Fox 11’s Good Day LA. She also anchored on the Fox 11 Ten O’clock News. She is the anchor and special correspondent for Extra.
In 2016, Sánchez founded an aerial-film company known as Black Ops Aviation. It is the first female-owned aerial film and production company. She is now into film and television projects.
These allow her to use her skills as a licensed pilot of airplanes and helicopters.
Sánchez was romantically involved with Tony Gonzalez. They were never married. He was a former tight end who played in the National Football League (NFL).
Gonzalez mostly played for the Kansas City Chiefs. Sachez and Gonalez have a son named Nikko. He was born in 2001.
In 2005, Sánchez got married to Patrick Whitesell. Patrick Whitesell is a Hollywood agent and a co-founder of Endeavor, a talent scouting agency.
The pair divorced in 2019. They however have two children; Evan and Ella. They were born in 2006 and 2008 respectively.