ABC News Announces Anchors for ‘Good Afternoon America’

May 21, 2012  •  Post A Comment

ABC News has announced the two co-anchors who will host “Good Afternoon America,” a one-hour extension of “Good Morning America” that will have a nine-week run starting July 9.

The anchors will be “GMA’s” Josh Elliott and Lara Spencer, with special appearances by Sam Champion, Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos. The show will tape in New York’s Times Square and will air a 2 p.m. ET.

In a statement, Elliott said: "It’s tremendous that ‘GMA’ has this opportunity to extend its reach, and bring something new to the afternoons. It is gratifying to play a role in it and I genuinely hope our audience will come along for the ride."

Spencer added: “I am beyond excited and honored to be part of this new chapter for the ‘Good Morning America’ family. ‘Good Afternoon America’ gives us the opportunity to reach a different audience, and better yet, spend a little more time with our morning viewers who want to be a part of the conversation and fun we plan on bringing to afternoon TV.”

The show will be executive produced by Ethan Nelson.

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  1. In order to be successful it will have to include live news updates. The morning show audiences expect a program with live news updates. If they are running 4 or more hours behind they will lose their audience to the cable news shows.

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