By Brian Stelter, CNN
Lara Spencer, a supporting member of the "Good Morning America" cast for the past three years, has been promoted to co-host, ABC said Friday.
The promotion puts Spencer on par with George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts, the other two co-hosts, and means she'll be more visible during the 7 a.m. hour of the top-rated morning show.
"GMA" has weathered a number of cast changes in recent months: Weather anchor Sam Champion was replaced by Ginger Zee in December, and news anchorJosh Elliott was replaced by Amy Robach a few weeks ago. Two new contributors, Michael Strahan and Tony Reali, have been announced since Elliott's departure.
Spencer's promotion is most likely the last in this series of changes. It was announced about a month after she signed a new contract with ABC News.
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