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George Stephanopoulos could be the next host of Good Morning America

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 3rd 2009 4:32PM
George StephanopoulosThe Washington Post is reporting that George Stephanopolous has been offered the co-host job on Good Morning America.

He hasn't take the job yet, but if he does he will replace Diane Sawyer, who we told you was going to take over for Charles Gibson when he vacates the anchor chair on World News. Gibson's last day will be Friday, December 18 and Sawyer's first day will be on Monday, December 21.

Part of the negotiations between Stephanopolous and the network revolve around the Sunday morning show he does now, This Week. He wants to keep that gig too while he works Monday through Friday on GMA. If he decides not to take the job for some reason, then current host Chris Cuomo could get the job (it must be odd to be the second choice even though you've done the exact job for a while). Whoever gets the spot will be co-host along with Robin Roberts.

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Not sure why he would want to take the GMA role other than it is increased visibility (and maybe a larger paycheck).

I think he is GREAT as the chief political guy and This Week is a much better show than MTP, especially with Tim Russert gone.

Clearly he is next in line for the evening news chair, so maybe that is the long-term play. Get him some broader experience, build an audience, and fine-tune his delivery and he will be ready in 2-3 years.

December 03 2009 at 10:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
pita

Big mistake...Chris is the better choice

December 03 2009 at 8:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Michael

No no no no no! I'm sure I'm offending morning show fans, but I think George is too serious a newsman for GMA. I can understand the visibility GMA offers him (compared to This Week), but co-hosting with Robin Roberts?

Chris Cuomo has been living and breathing GMA for so long, he should be the easy choice for the position.

December 03 2009 at 9:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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