Sunday, December 14

Rolling Stone & UVA—Did the reporter have an agenda? How the CIA uses misinformation; should the media publish hacked emails? Obama's recent media blitz; an American journalist held in Iran.

Rolling Stone & UVA—Did the reporter have an agenda? How the CIA uses misinformation; should the media publish hacked emails? Obama's recent media blitz; an American journalist held in Iran.

May 18th, 2014
01:20 PM ET

Brian Stelter interviews Robin Roberts

In the above video, "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts sits down with Brian Stelter to discuss her cancer recovery, her relationship and "GMA's" success.

On "GMA" no longer being the underdog now that it's consistently winning in the A.M. ratings race: "'When you strut, you stumble' - we're not going around saying we're number one. We're doing exactly the same thing as we have done all along, from the moment I have gotten here, and that's trying to produce the best show that we possibly can. And it's very gratifying that the public is responding and... making us number one. So by no means are we going around thinking we're top dog."

On the impact of her decision last December to start speaking publicly about her girlfriend Amber: "So many people have come up to me... and said that they can now have a conversation with their parents... I've been so busy fighting for my life that I didn't even think about that aspect of the story, but I'm very grateful that it is creating dialogue for families."

On seeking therapy: "I've been doing a lot more work lately with cancer survivorship and the millions of people who survived cancer after going through a lot of collateral damage with the medication and other things that have saved our lives, and I'm not ashamed to say that I needed help. I need to seek a therapist and do from time to time, just because of the psyche. Because when you not once but twice had been at death's door, you're still standing, you go through this guilt of 'Why am I still here?' ... So it is something that I think is very important. It's still a teachable moment for people."


Filed under: Blog • Good Morning America • Reliable Sources • Robin Roberts
Lara Spencer promoted to 'GMA' co-host
April 18th, 2014
09:05 AM ET

Lara Spencer promoted to 'GMA' co-host

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.

Read more of Brian's article online here. 

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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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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