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Michael Strahan Joining 'Good Morning America;' Leaving 'Live With Kelly & Michael' to Replace Josh Elliot?

Michael Strahan is close to joining ABC's 'Good Morning America' as a co-host, following the announcement of Josh Elliot's departure.

By Lynne C, EnStars on Apr 01, 2014 10:48 PM EDT
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New York Giants Michael Strahan announcing his NFL retirement in East Rutherford in 2008. (Photo : Reuters)
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Hayden Panettiere on "Live With Kelly & Michael" with hosts Michael Strahan and Kelly Ripa (Photo : Twitter/HaydenPanettiere)
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Michael Strahan is close to joining ABC's Good Morning America as a co-host, following the announcement of Josh Elliot's departure. 

According to reports, the former New York Giants defensive end will be an addition to the morning show, as he already co-hosts his 9 a.m. segment with Kelly Ripa on the Live With Kelly and Michael show. 

Strahan has been in talks with the network for months concerning the new gig, and sources revealed that his role could be announced later this week. 

On Monday, Elliot announced that he would be joining ABC's rival, NBC, first as a host and contributor at NBC Sports. According to the New York Daily News, Elliot had been asking to be paid $10 million a year, which ABC counter-offered with $5 million annually. His current pay was only $1 million.

Sam Champion departed the morning show last winter and now hosts a three-hour morning segment on The Weather Channel. 

Amy Robach, who recently recovered from breast cancer and a double mastectomy will become GMA's newest news reader and co-host, which will go into effect immediately. 

"We always knew that Amy was special and we have all been especially inspired to watch her battle breast cancer with grace and determination," ABC announced in a memo. "Indeed, she thrilled us with two weeks of memorable dispatches from Sochi anchoring our Olympic coverage - all between chemo treatments. Amy will be a fierce and formidable full-time addition to our GMA team."

 

 

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