‘Good Morning America’ Hires

Jan 9, 2007  •  Post A Comment

“Good Morning America” has hired conservative radio and CNN Headline News talk-show host Glenn Beck as a contributor.

“Glenn is a leading cultural commentator with a distinct voice,” Jim Murphy, “GMA” senior executive producer, said in the announcement Tuesday.

Mr. Beck’s eponymous show on CNN Headline News was the fastest-growing program in cable news in fourth quarter 2006, drawing an average 274,000 viewers at 7 p.m. weeknights and 329,000 at 9 p.m.

Mr. Beck’s name also is on a radio show heard on 232 radio stations and XM Satellite Radio.

If he can bring any of his followers with him to “GMA,” it could help boost the audience for the ABC morning show, which ranks second to NBC’s “Today” show.

(Editor: Baumann)