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'GMA' adds another man: ESPN's Tony Reali
April 10th, 2014
12:05 PM ET

'GMA' adds another man: ESPN's Tony Reali

By Brian Stelter, CNN Senior Media Correspondent 

One week after former ESPN anchor Josh Elliott exited "Good Morning America," the ABC morning program is adding ESPN host Tony Reali as a contributor.

Reali's role was first described by The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday. Reali, the host of "Around the Horn" on ESPN since 2004, is expected to appear on "GMA" two or three days a week as a part of the show's social media segments.

The program named a corner of its studio the "Social Square" earlier this year in an attempt to connect social media conversations to the live broadcasts. NBC's "Today" show has a similar set-up, "The Orange Room," and Carson Daly frequently leads segments from there.

The "GMA" position is part of a new contract for Reali that also extends his time at ESPN. (Both ABC and ESPN are owned by Disney (DISFortune 500). Reali, who also appears on the ESPN show "Pardon The Interruption," will leave that program. "Around the Horn" - which is currently taped in Washington, D.C. - will move to New York.

Read more of Brian's article on CNN Money here. 

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Filed under: ESPN • Good Morning America • Tony Reali
Michael Strahan on verge of joining 'Good Morning America'
April 2nd, 2014
10:22 AM ET

Michael Strahan on verge of joining 'Good Morning America'

By Brian Stelter, CNN Senior Media Correspondent

Michael Strahan is on the verge of joining the cast of ABC's "Good Morning America," people with knowledge of the network's plans say.

Strahan, the former New York Giants defensive end turned media star, won't be replacing any individual.

Instead, he'll be an addition to the top-rated show, popping up in various segments starting at 7 a.m. before shuttling one mile north to the talk show he already co-hosts at 9 a.m. with Kelly Ripa, "Live with Kelly and Michael." The ABC News executives who oversee "GMA" have been holding talks with Strahan for months.

Strahan's role could be announced later this week, the people said. They insisted on anonymity because the news had not been made public by ABC yet.

Read more of Brian's article here

 


Filed under: Blog • Good Morning America
December 8th, 2013
12:37 PM ET

Bashir resigns amid scandal

Eric Deggans, Paul Farhi, Jane Hall and Brian Stelter assess the fallout from the MSNBC host’s controversial comments, apology and resignation.


Filed under: ABC • Good Morning America • Martin Bashir • Media • Media Criticism • MSNBC • Sam Champion
February 24th, 2013
12:25 PM ET

Media Monitor- February 24th

A bogus charge by Breitbart.com against Chuck Hagel, David Brooks lets emotion influence his writing, Bob Beckel’s insensitive comments about college rapes and Robin Roberts returns to Good Morning America.


Filed under: ABC • Bob Beckel • Chuck Hagel • Date Rape • David Brooks • Foreign Affairs • Fox News • GMA • Good Morning America • Hamas • Rape • Robin Roberts