ABC’s morning flagship “Good Morning America” will be undergoing “big changes” in the on-air talent, according to a new report by The New York Post’s Page Six, as the arrival of Michael Strahan as a full-timer in September will force a number of lineup changes.
The report, which cites unnamed inside sources, says Lara Spencer may be on the way out, while George Stephanopoulos will see his duties shift away from anchoring and more toward politics.
“The move is the latest salvo in the morning ratings war with NBC rival ‘Today,'” The Post reports. “ABC bosses strongly deny there are big cast moves afoot, but given the debacle of Strahan’s leaving ‘Live with Kelly,’ they don’t have the best track record about being upfront with their talent plans.”
One source is quoted in the story saying: “Lara could be out. Amy Robach is safe. Michael doesn’t want to do news — he’s not going to cover Libya or Brexit. Amy does the news well, and they need a newscaster. But Lara does human interest stories and entertainment, like Britney Spears or ‘a cat in a tree’ and ‘my favorite pickle!’ Michael wants to do all that. He does not want to do gun violence.”