Ryan Seacrest will join “Live” as Kelly Ripa’s co-host, jump-starting a new epoch in a morning radio ratings race.
Seacrest, one of a world’s best-known broadcasters, has co-hosted “Live” 5 times as a guest given ABC began a hunt for Michael Strahan’s deputy one year ago.
He will be introduced by Ripa on Monday morning’s broadcast, dual sources with believe of a understanding told CNN.
“Live” gives a former horde of Fox’s “American Idol” a new daily height on network television.
The dear speak uncover front in many markets during 9 a.m., directly opposite a third hour of NBC’s “Today.” In a tumble NBC is introducing a new 9 a.m. uncover led by Megyn Kelly, who recently jumped from Fox News to NBC.
Five years ago Seacrest was seen as a contender for a “Today” uncover co-host job.
Instead, Ripa and Seacrest will be competing with Kelly.
Seacrest is already one of a busiest people in a media business. The new hosting gig is doubtful to impact his other on-air and off-air roles. He recently renewed his agreement to horde red runner specials for NBCUniversal’s E! network, for example.
Seacrest is already in business with ABC as well, as a horde of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” on New Year’s Eve.
The hosting understanding might open a doorway for serve business deals with ABC’s primogenitor company, Disney.
The chair subsequent to Ripa was desired by dozens of party and news attention A-listers.
The hunt began when Strahan abruptly left a uncover for “Good Morning America” after co-hosting alongside Ripa for 4 years. Ripa was reportedly blindsided by a news. Strahan told her about it hardly half an hour before a news leaked in a press.
Since then, Ripa’s guest co-hosts have enclosed Andy Cohen, Anderson Cooper, Jerry O’Connell, and Fred Savage.
Ripa took to Twitter on Sunday to tell her supporters that she would exhibit her new co-host during Monday’s show.
Representatives for Ripa, Seacrest and ABC possibly declined to criticism or did not respond to requests for criticism forward of a central proclamation on Monday.