Wednesday, December 9, 2009
STEPHANOPOULOS ANCHORS GMA
Politico's Mike Allen reports what industry-watchers have been expecting for the last week: George Stephanopoulos will be joining "Good Morning America" as anchor. ABC is expected to make an announcement Thursday.
Allen adds that Stephanopoulos may begin anchoring the morning show — along with co-anchor Robin Roberts, and recently appointed newsreader JuJu Chang — as soon as Monday.
Diane Sawyer's final "GMA" broadcast is Friday; she takes the reins at "World News" on December 21.
Current "GMA" newsreader Chris Cuomo has reportedly been offered a job co-anchoring "20/20" with Elizabeth Vargas.
Stephanopoulos may remain as host of his Sunday program, "This Week," for a transition period but will eventually give it up to focus exclusively on "GMA."
He and his wife, actress Ali Wentworth, were seen apartment-hunting in New York over Thanksgiving weekend, and have reportedly been scouting schools for their two daughters, Elliott and Harper, to attend in New York.