Meet the newest member of the "Good Morning America" family -- even though introductions are probably redundant by now. Michael Strahan essentially confirmed his move to "GMA" Wednesday during the opening "host chat" segment on his "Live with Kelly & Michael," while insisting that he'll remain on "Live," too.
Strahan said his "GMA" role will not be an "everyday thing. . . . Gotta be smart about it." He also said "Live" remains "my home. . . . This is great. I'm not sore after the show . We'll see what happens, but this is my number one priority."
That leaves the questions:
Why is Strahan joining? Not to replace NBC Sports' newest hire Josh Elliott, because Amy Robach was earlier named Elliott's replacement as news anchor at "GMA." But with Elliott's departure, the "family" is depleted, so "GMA" needs a new member. And Strahan's "Live" gig has been a success; last week it was syndicated TV's most-watched talk show.
How will he do it all? Beats me! Maybe him, too. He's expected to appear only in the 7 a.m. hour, before making the 20-block trek from Times Square (via limo -- not subway) uptown to the "Live" studios. He also is a partner at an entertainment company, and is currently producing a couple of projects, including one with Mark Wahlberg, and an Amazon series. Did we mention his ongoing and prominent role on "NFL Fox Sunday?"
What will he do at "GMA?" We're getting ahead of ourselves here, but George Stephanopoulos isn't going to be at "GMA" forever. Could No. 92 be "GMA" co-host someday? About as crazy an idea as Strahan replacing Regis Philbin.
Strahan declined to comment further, as did ABC.