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During his NFL career, former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan was sacking quarterbacks but in his new one, he'll be co-hosting one of the more popular morning shows in the USA.
Strahan was recently named as Kelly Ripa's permanent co-host on "Live with Kelly" after nearly nine months of searching:
Strahan was one of 59 co-hosts Disney ABC Television Group has tried
out over the past several months, some as larks (Neil Patrick Harris)
and others as serious candidates, including Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers, said to have been a finalist despite his denials that he wanted the job.
Strahan, 40, is exactly half Philbin's age, and will keep his current job as co-host of Fox NFL Sunday, commuting to Los Angeles for that weekend gig.
(Courtesy of USA Today
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FOX NFL analyst Michael Strahan will reportedly fill the vacancy left by Regis Philbin on ‘Live With Kelly’ this fall. According to multiple reports, Strahan will be named the co-host of ABC’s ‘Live With Kelly’ in early September. Based on the network’s previously announced plans, Strahan would make his debut on Tuesday, September 4. Strahan’s new role is not expected...
The new co-host for Live! with Kelly will be announced Sept. 4 and some believe Michael Strahan is just as likely as anyone else to land the coveted spot.
Kelly Ripa is the floss to Michael Strahan's gap. Which ABC producer had the thought, "You know who makes a great replacement for the 5'4 irish guy who only knows Catholic sports? The 6'4 black guy who lost all his athlete money because of divorce." King Henry VIII laughs at that joke. [Follow me @TravisHouser]
PS - Tiki mad he chose NBC and not ABC...
How many hardcore sports people saw this coming? Yeah, I know, The Lovely Bride wasn't surprised at all, but she actually watches shows like "Live with Kelly and formerly Regis". But we don't.
According to Broadcasting and Cable magazine, that show will now be called "Live with Kelly and Michael". That'...
Michael Strahan will be the new co-host on Live! --the morning talk show with Kelly Ripa.He may not have that Regis “speak-yell” thing that many a comedian has lovingly mimicked, but Strahan does have “gap” appeal. That toothy grin and easy-going personality of his might just make him a genuine crossover hit.Strahan may very well become the most popular retired football player...
Although the official announcement of who we be joing Kelly Ripa on "Live!" as the new permanent co-host is on September 4th, reports are out the winner is fomer NFL star Michael Strahan. He'll be replacing former co-host Regis Philbin, who had a 28-year run on the show.
TMZ is reporting that a representative for Strahan was seen coming out of the studio building...
According to Ben Grossman of Broadcasting and Cable, in early September ABC is expected to announce that former New York Giants great Michael Strahan will join Kelly Ripa on the show Live!.
“ABC is expected to announce in early September that Michael Strahan will take over as the cohost of Live! alongside Kelly Ripa, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation...
Broadcasting & Cable reported yesterday that former Giants DE and current NFL on Fox studio analyst Michael Strahan has been tapped to become Kelly Ripa's permanent co-host on Live With Kelly. After Regis Philbin's retirement in late 2011, the show had seen a cavalcade of guest co-hosts with Ripa, including Strahan. Last month, it was reported that Strahan...
Michael Strahan is in talks to be named co-host of ''Live!'' beside Kelly Ripa.
Strahan, 40, a former NFL star and currently a host of ''Fox NFL Sunday,'' was in negotiations to be named as replacement for Regis Philbin, according to a source who spoke on condition of anonymity because the source was not authorized to speak about the negotiations...
Former Giants defensive end Michael Strahan will be announced in September as the new co-host of "Live!" on ABC alongside Kelly Ripa, according to Broadcasting & Cable. While "Live!" is filmed in New York, Strahan is expected to keep his role on "Fox NFL Sunday" in Los Angeles. "Live!" has been without a permanent co-host since Regis...
Reports out of the wild and zany world of television have former NFL player and Super Bowl Champion Michael Strahan taking the legendary Regis Philbin’s spot on the popular morning show, Live!. The exhaustive search to find someone willing to work with Kelly Ripa took about a year, giving several celebrities an opportunity to try [...]