Michael Strahan to Join Good Morning America: Report

Entertainment Apr. 2, 2014 AT 8:40AM
Michael Strahan attends an event on October 28, 2013 Credit: Rob Kim/Getty

Truly, the Morning Show Musical Chairs Game never, never stops! Michael Strahan is expected to join the cast of ABC's Good Morning America on a part-time basis, CNN, The Associated Press and other outlets are reporting. The retired football star's current partner-in-crime Kelly Ripa needn't worry, however: Strahan, 42, will continue to co-host Live! With Kelly and Michael alongside his GMA gig.

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Strahan is joining the top-rated GMA during a time of transition: Longtime weatherman Sam Champion decamped recently for The Weather Channel, while co-anchor Josh Elliot left just this past weekend for NBC Sports.

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Elliot's departure was said to be a contentious one, with ABC News president Ben Sherwood strongly hinting that Elliot had demanded too much money. "We worked hard to close a significant gap between our generous offer and his expectations," Elliot wrote in a memo. "Josh felt he deserved a different deal and so he chose a new path."

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Strahan will join Elliot's replacement Amy Robach, new weatherperson Ginger Zee plus mainstays Lara Spencer, Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos.

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