Update: (9:55 a.m ET)
Michael made the official announcement that he's joining Good Morning America on Wednesday's Live With Kelly and Michael — after being inundated by text messages questioning him about whether or not the news was true.
"If I read the papers, I am," Michael said, according to People. "But this is my home."
Watch out, Kelly Ripa: Michael Strahan is ready to join the big leagues.
On the heels of the news of news anchor Josh Elliott leaving Good Morning America for NBC Sports this week after contract negotiations fell through, it looks like the famed morning show is gaining more than just Josh’s replacement, Amy Robach. The Live With Kelly and Michael star is reportedly in talks to join GMA, too, according to People.
“He’s not being brought in to replace Josh,” a source reassures the mag. “He’s not taking anyone’s spot.”
And he’s also not leaving Kelly in the lurch. Should Michael end up on GMA, he’ll be appearing in the 7:00 hour before rushing over to the Live With Kelly and Michael studio just in time for his 9:00 a.m. co-hosting duties. Michael might have only been Kelly's right hand man for just under two years, but it sounds like he's set to expand his horizons.
Negotiations with the former football star have been going on for months, the source says, and an official announcement is expected any day now — possibly even as early as today.
What do you think: Would Michael be a good addition to GMA, or is he better off sticking with just Kelly?