Michael Strahan is leaving his co-hosting role on “Live with Kelly and Michael” to join ABC News’ “Good Morning America” full time, according to ABC News President James Goldston.
Michael Strahan has been doing guest spots on “GMA” of the past couple years, but never had a permanent position. Until now, that is.
The Hall of Famer will be moving from “Live with Kelly and Michael” to “GMA” in September.
“GMA” anchors Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos took to Twitter to congratulate Strahan.
“Over the past two years on GMA, Michael’s proven to be a tireless and versatile broadcaster with an incredible ability to connect with people, from veterans and all kinds of newsmakers to a host a modern American cultural icons,” Goldston said.
“LIVE” will start searching for a new co-host when the new season begins in the fall,” Goldston added.
New York Giants great Michael Strahan joined “Live” in 2012 after making many guest spots, where he was the fan favorite alongside co-host Kelly Ripa. She has been with the morning show since the early 2000’s.
“Live” has aired since 1983 locally on WABC-TV in New York City and 1988 nationwide. “Live” has been through many hosts, and co-hosts such as Regis Philbin, Cyndy Garvey, Kathie Lee before Strahan joined the show.
“My time with LIVE with Kelly and Michael has been transformative, and my departure will be bittersweet. Kelly has been an unbelievable partner, and I am so thankful to her and the entire team. I am extremely grateful for the amazing support I’ve received from all the fans,” Strahan said.
Strahan, 44, will also continue to be a co-host on “NFL on Fox,” said he looks “forward to continuing to work with the incredible team at GMA. It is an exciting opportunity to be able to bring unique stories and voices to the audience.”