Michael Strahan to Join ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’

Michael Strahan
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Michael Strahan is in negotiations to join ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

Strahan will remain cohost with Kelly Ripa of “Live with Kelly and Michael,” the Disney-distributed syndicated morning show. He’s expected to join the “GMA” ensemble in the studio a couple of times a week.

Strahan, a former NFL player, is also an analyst on Fox’s “NFL Sunday.” He was a surprise choice to fill Regis Philbin’s shoes opposite Ripa on “Live” in the fall of 2012. Since then, he’s been widely praised for his warmth and versatility on-air. The Disney parentage of “Live” and ABC makes it feasible for him to shuttle between the two ayem shows.

Sources said “GMA’s” discussions with Strahan have been going on for months and are not tied to Josh Elliott’s recent departure for NBC Sports.

CNN first broke the news of this deal.

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  1. Peter Rodis says:

    Michael is great and warm and it gives Robin a great sports figure to kid around with.
    josh Elliot is a jerk and handled this badly and indeed is look to topple Matt Lauer who is ready to go.

  2. Robin Williams Jr. says:

    Michael Strahan was great in Mulholland Drive along with Billy R. Cyrus, and Kaptan Kangaroo! He’ll werk wonders on GMA! Too bad Tom Cruise doesn’t leave Hollywood and become a full time GMA HOST!

  3. stephanie says:

    I miss Josh Elliott’s humor and caring of children on the show. I am going to stop recording the show until strahan makes a visit once or twice a week. The guy held it down for the summer and in Robin’s absence. 8 million sounds excessive but look at the ratings.

  4. Suzanne says:

    Really going to miss Josh!😞 love Michael he would be a good fit for GMA!

  5. Richard says:

    Oh no

  6. olivia says:

    O no I want Michael fulltime at GMA..he’s a superstar…I’m really not a fan of Ripa…& then they paired Michael w/her…nay,nay…love MICHAEL!!!

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