When the word came down that Michael Strahan would exit “Live With Kelly and Michael” to move full-time to “Good Morning America,” some wondered who who would take his spot on the daytime talker?
Page Six says that the frontrunner to get the job is Anderson Cooper.
Cooper already works for CNN, CBS's 60 minutes and now might be landing on the ABC payroll. Or he could bolt CNN altogether.
Page Six writes that, Cooper’s contract situation at CNN puts him in a prime position to take over. In 2011, “Anderson had just signed a deal to do his own daytime show,” ruling him out of the “Live” job, an insider said. His syndicated show ran till 2013, “so he has experience doing daily daytime.” Cooper’s CNN contract reportedly ends after the election.
But an ABC source said that “Live With Kelly and Michael” will look to replace Strahan “in the fall with the start of the new season. They had a lot of fun with it last time . . . It took about 10 months before they settled on Michael.” Strahan will leave over the summer.