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Michael Strahan officially joins 'Good Morning America'

Michael Strahan makes his debut as newest correspondent

Michael Strahan makes his debut as newest correspondent on "Good Morning America," April 15, 2014. Credit: ABC / Fred Lee

New York Giants defensive legend turned TV personality Michael Strahan greeted his new colleagues on "Good Morning America" Tuesday, quipping that being on the show excited him because, "I watch you every morning . . . and I always sit there and I'm going, 'Oh, yeah, that's a good point!' . . . Now, instead of talking to the TV, I get to actually talk to you!"

The NFL Hall of Famer -- who set a Giants career sacks record and played on the Super Bowl XLII-winning team in 2008 -- will appear on the ABC morning news show "a couple days a week," co-host Robin Roberts said on air. Strahan, 42, will then continue on to ABC's Upper West Side studio to shoot his and Kelly Ripa's syndicated "Live! With Kelly & Michael," which he has co-hosted since 2012.

Amy Robach, who with George Stephanopoulos and Lara Spencer completes the quartet of co-hosts, told Strahan of his role on the show, "You're going to take on some of the stories that you love and [that] we will be so happy to hear your opinions on, to share with the viewers."

Strahan was greeted by a 35-second montage of him as a child, a football player and a TV personality, set to Pharrell's "Happy" and a cheery voice-over.

"When I'm here a few days a week, does that play every time?" he joked.

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