One of the regulars on ABC’s daytime staple “Good Morning America” will have less to do on the show from now on. Variety reports that Lara Spencer will be appearing less often on the show, which has become the most-watched morning news program in the country.
The report says Spencer will focus more on her own projects, with the move following a period in which “GMA” has “placed more emphasis on the anchor trio of Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos and Michael Strahan.”
“Spencer will, going forward, appear on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, rather than across the show’s five-day weekday schedule, according to a person familiar with the matter,” Variety reports. “Spencer, who in 2014 signed a new deal that gave her equal billing with Stephanopoulos and Roberts, has in recent months been given more presence in the program’s second hour, when a live audience fills the studio and she and Strahan get additional screen time. She likely negotiated the new arrangement as part of a new contract.”
ABC News reportedly declined to make executives available to comment on the report.