Michael Strahan joined Kelly Ripa on Live! in 2012 to replace Regis Philbin but also spent two days of his week appearing on Good Morning America.
Strahan will now become full time on ABC’s GMA, which has held the title of number one morning news show.
ABC News president James Goldstone praised him in a statement: “Over the past two years on GMA, Michael’s proven to be a tireless and versatile broadcaster with an incredible ability to connect with people, from veterans and all kinds of newsmakers to a host of modern American cultural icons. He is a great modern thinker and leader, and with our brilliant team in front of and behind the cameras, he will help us drive forward into a very exciting future.”
GMA itself and host George Stephanopouolos also expressed their excitement on Twitter, citing that the former football star is the “ultimate team player”.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 19, 2016
(@GStephanopoulos) April 19, 2016
The full time co-anchor spot will become Strahan’s in September.
Who do you think will replace him on Live! With Kelly?
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