Michael Strahan expected to join ‘Good Morning America’
Strahan would continue to co-host “Live With Kelly and Michael.”
According to CNN, Stahan has been negotiating for the part for months, with an announcement possibly coming later this week.
Elliott's departure from “Good Morning America” was announced earlier this week. The “GMA” co-anchor has joined NBC — which he reportedly took a pay cut to join.
Champion left the ABC show last year for The Weather Channel, where he now co-hosts “AMHQ.”
A spokesperson for ABC had no comment for TheWrap.
Elliott had been in negotiations with ABC News’ Ben Sherwood to renew his contract; according to an individual with knowledge of the situation, Elliott's decision caught Sherwood off-guard in what was described as a “Machiavellian” move.
An individual with knowledge of the negotiations said that Elliott, who reportedly had strained relations with “GMA's” Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos, sought an $8 million contract renewal that would climb to $13 million by the end of the contract, and wanted Stephanopoulos's job.
Elliott, described as “mercurial” in the negotiations, refused a $5 million offer from ABC that would not have guaranteed him Stephanopoulos’ slot.
CNN first reported the news of Strahan's “Good Morning America” negotiations.