Aug 22, 2012



Well, this was definitely a turn of events I wasn't expecteing.  I knew Michael Strahan was in the running for the job of co-host alongside Kelly Ripa on "Live!" with Kelly, but honestly I never expected he would get the gig.  But according to some very reliable sources, it appears that Strahan has in fact secured the coveted position that was originally held by Regis Philbin.

This is definitely a good look for the "sack king" who dominated for years as a linebacker for the New York Giants.  He has definitely made the most of his post-NFL career.

Here's how the development is being reported:

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.

Even when he assumes the new role, Strahan is expected to remain in his role with Fox NFL Sunday, as first reported by Joe Flint in the Los Angeles Times.  The long-running ABC franchise originates weekdays from New York, while Fox's popular NFL studio programming is in Los Angeles.

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