JOAN STEFFEND has spent almost thirty years in the media, first as a national Emmy-winning news writer, reporter and anchor at the NBC affiliate in Minneapolis-St Paul. While there, she also won the coveted Grand Award from the New York International Film Festival and many more national and regional awards.
She doesn’t believe the awards were for her reporting, but instead for her ability to tell a person’s story from their heart, through hers. The place where people open up their stories to Joan has always felt like a sacred gift to her.
She spent ten years as a top-rated host on HGTV’s “Decorating Cents” – appearing on Oprah, Live with Regis and Kelly, the Today show and Entertainment Tonight. Joan also hosted many of HGTV’s highest profile specials, including six tours and live giveaways of HGTV Dream Homes.
In addition, she hosted HGTV’s “Christmas at the White House” specials for several years, which became some of the network’s top-rated hour-long prime time specials. She also co-hosted th “Rose Bowl Parade” in Pasadena, California.
Today, she is a published author. Her first book, “… and she sparkled” was published in 2010 and “peace in peace out” in 2012. She’s also sought after as an inspirational speaker, committed to encouraging people to remember their own brilliance and consciously use it to shift the world.
It’s been a fun few decades, but she is most passionate about this moment.