One of New York’s worst kept secrets just became official: Rise and shine will arrive pretty early for Michael Strahan, who has agreed to join the cast of Good Morning America (GMA) as a special correspondent.
Strahan made his GMA debut Tuesday, confirming reports that first hit the blogosphere earlier this month. The former New York Giants defensive end, 42, has been eyed for a spot on America’s top-rated morning news program for weeks. GMA recently bid farewell longtime regulars, Josh Elliott and Sam Champion, opening up a spot for a fresh face…and a gap-toothed smile.
But Michael’s career move begs the question; what will become of his co-hosting gig on Live! with Kelly and Michael?
The future of that program seems to be safe, at least for now. On April 1, Strahan told co-host Kelly Ripa that he had every intention of continuing to appear on their morning gabfest, which begins promptly at 9 a.m.
Watching Strahan’s morning commute — which will likely involve lots of darting in and out of Midtown Manhattan traffic to make it to both his jobs on time — might be worthy of a show of its own.