Strahan to join 'Good Morning America' part time

This Feb. 8, 2012 photo shows former football player Michael Strahan, right, and host Kelly Ripa during Strahan's guest-host appearance on "Live! with Kelly," in New York. Strahan is getting a permanent job in morning television as Kelly Ripa's co-host. Strahan replaces Regis Philbin on the syndicated "Live! With Kelly" show, adding his name to the title. The gap-toothed former New York Giant is currently a host of "Fox NFL Sunday." He was one of several men to get tryouts with Ripa as the show rotated several potential replacements since Philbin left last November. (AP Photo/Disney-ABC Domestic TV, Sandy SooHoo)
April 2, 2014 5:58:18 AM PDT
Talk show host and former football star Michael Strahan is expected to soon join the cast of ABC's "Good Morning America," at least on a part-time basis.

A person with knowledge of the negotiations who requested anonymity because the deal hasn't been completed said Tuesday that Strahan will work semi-regularly during the show's first hour. Strahan continues as host of the daytime talker "Live with Kelly and Michael."

The top-rated morning news show has lost two male cast members in the past four months: Sam Champion to The Weather Channel and Josh Elliott to NBC Sports, the latter in a deal expected to be formally announced Wednesday. Talks with Strahan reportedly predate Elliott's departure, announced on Sunday.

Strahan would join cast members George Stephanopoulos, Robin Roberts, Amy Robach, Lara Spencer and weather forecaster Ginger Zee.


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