Kelly Ripa to name Michael Strahan new Co-Host

Since Regis Philbin retired last spring, Kelly Ripa has tested a flurry of co-hosts to join her for her morning talk show.

Rumor patrol had given the top consideration to FOX Football analyst Michael Strahan, Comedia/Actor, Seth Myers and Kelly’s hubby, Mark Consuelos. All three contenders have appeared with Kelly several times but it appears that when the decision is announced the first week of September, it will be Michael Strahan.

Michael played his NFL career in the Big Apple, playing for the New York Giants. ABC has declined to comment citing that the announcement will be made public Tuesday, September 4th.