Michael Strahan may soon have yet ANOTHER new job -- he is reportedly set to become a part-time contributor on ABC's "Good Morning America," following the departure of co-anchor Josh Elliot.
Strahan, 42, talked about the issue on "LIVE with Kelly and Michael," the nationally syndicated daytime talk show he hosts with Kelly Ripa that is produced by WABC Television in New York, on Wednesday, April 2, following reports in outlets such as CNN and Deadline. ABC has not commented.
"I saw my name in the paper too ," Strahan said on "LIVE," when asked if he was joining "GMA." "I was surprised. The big news -- I'm gonna be on 'GMA' now. But it's somewhat surprising. I went and had a meeting and talked about the possibility of doing something there."
He said he then attended a screening of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" -- a Disney-distributed Marvel film set for release on Friday -- and then checked his cell phone.
"I'm looking at my messages and the next thing I know, I'm on 'Good Morning America,'" Strahan said.
Check out three things to know about Strahan and the reports about him joining "GMA":
1. Michael Strahan not exiting "LIVE with Kelly and Michael"
Strahan reassured viewers that he is not leaving "LIVE."
"This is what I do. This is me. This is my home. I love you. So no matter what ... this is my love," he said, telling Ripa: "You are my love. This is my job. So don't worry, anybody, I'm not going anywhere."
"I would never do anything to jeopardize the quality of what we do here and the enjoyment of what we do here," he added.
"That is exactly how we rehearsed it backstage," Ripa joked.
2. Michael Strahan to reportedly be featured sporadically on "GMA"
"I don't think I could do an everything thing [on 'GMA']," Strahan said.
The Associated Press said Strahan will work semi-regularly during the first hour of "GMA." CNN reported that Strahan would be featured in various segments the show, starting at 7 a.m. "Live" airs later in the morning.
"We just want to know how many cups of coffee we need to have ready by the time you get here," Ripa joked on the show on Wednesday.
3. Michael Strahan fill sports void
Strahan, a former New York Giants player who works for Fox Sports during football seasons, brings a wealth of sports knowledge to "GMA." Elliot, who also used to work for ESPN, left "GMA" earlier this week to join NBC Sports. Main "GMA" co-host Robin Roberts, a former ESPN sportscaster, said on the morning show on Wednesday she will miss him so much, adding, "Who am I gonna talk sports with now?"
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