Christine Lund

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Christine Lund
Born (1943-11-25) November 25, 1943 (age 75)
ResidenceBaranof Warm Springs, Alaska, United States
Other namesChristine Lundstedt
OccupationNews anchor (Retired)
EmployerKABC-TV Ch. 7 1972-1986
KABC-TV Ch. 7 1990-1998
Children2 Daughters

Christine Lund, also known as Christine Lundstedt (born November 25, 1943 in Sweden) is a former popular Los Angeles news anchor for KABC-TV from the early 1970s to the late 1990s and consistently garnered high ratings.[1]


Born in Sweden and raised in Chicago, She first joined the Los Angeles television station KABC in 1972 as a reporter and anchor, she would anchor the newscasts at 6:00 pm and 11:00 pm. Lund left the station for 4 years in 1986 to raise her family and returned to the station in 1990, until she officially left the station in 1998.[2]

During her second tenure she anchored the 11:30 am and 4:00 pm newscasts. Throughout much of her career, she co-anchored with the late Jerry Dunphy.[3]

Lund was often cited as being referenced in the Don Henley song "Dirty Laundry" with the lyrics "we got the bubble headed bleached blonde, comes on at five..." Henley has denied this.


Lund has two grown daughters, and currently lives on the Northwest coast of the US.


  1. ^ Cerone, Daniel (1991-01-06). "News War on the Screens of L.A. Christine Lund Leads KABC-TV's Comeback as It Battles for Viewers". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2006-11-14.
  2. ^ Weinstein, Steve (1990-10-10). "Back From the Ranch Television: After four years of shearing sheep on her Valley farm and fishing for salmon in Alaska, she returns to Channel 7 Nov. 1 to anchor the 4 p.m. news". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2006-11-14.
  3. ^ LIttleton, Cynthia (1998-12-07). "KABC's Lund exiting early". Daily Variety. Retrieved 2006-11-14.

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