Lara Spencer has been promoted to co-host of ABC’s “Good Morning America.” News of Spencer’s promotion came Friday when ABC News President James Goldston sent a letter to the news division informing them of the change at “GMA.”
Spencer will now be co-host alongside George Stephanopoulos every morning. Goldston praised the work ethics, presence, and dedication the rest of the “GMA” team have both on-air and behind-the-scenes. Robin Roberts was described as being the heart of the morning news program while Stephanopoulos was recognized for his “unmatched” reporting abilities.
This is what Goldston said about Lara in his letter Friday:
“A key member of our on-air team, Lara Spencer, rejoined ABC three years ago – bringing her style, humor, sunny confidence, wonderful journalism and storytelling to GMA. Lara is clearly an essential ingredient in the success we have enjoyed and I am so pleased to announce that Lara has been elevated to co-host of the program along with Robin and George.
“Lara grew up at WABC and GMA and then returned to us in 2011 as GMA mounted its epic challenge. A New York Times best-selling author with another book on the way, the creator and executive producer of Flea Market Flip on HGTV and great mom to Duff and Kate, Lara is simply as talented as they come.”
A lot happened at once when Lara Spencer renewed her contract with a $2 million annual salary and Josh Elliott left ABC to work at NBC Sports. Amy Robach replaced Elliott as co-anchor and Michael Strahan was announced to appear at the 8 o’clock hour.
Watch out for reports speculating even more on the alleged Lara Spencer and Amy Robach feud!