Spencer will be a lifestyle anchor for the Alphabet morning show starting in May, according to ABC News topper Ben Sherwood.
“Lara will bring her well-known and much-admired versatility and vitality to a broad range of ‘GMA’ stories,” Sherwood said in an email to staff Thursday morning.
Spencer first worked at “GMA” in 1999 as a national correspondent; she has also anchored PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow.”
Spencer has worked at CBS TV Distribution’s “The Insider” since 2003. A talent shuffle at the show has already been in the works as Kevin Frazier of CBS’ “Entertainment Tonight” was named co-host of “Insider” on March 7.
“We are grateful for all of her contributions since day one of ‘The Insider,’ ” said “Insider” exec producer Linda Bell Blue. “We respect her decision to accept this exciting opportunity and wish her every success in her new job.”
CBS Television distribution programming topper Aaron Meyerson also said an announcement on Frazier’s new co-anchor would be coming soon.