Good Morning America anchors Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes reportedly will not anchor their morning show for an unspecified period of time in the wake of their alleged romantic affair going public. ABC News President Kim Godwin reportedly recently told staffers that GMA anchors Amy Robach and TJ Holmes “will be off air while network figures out how to best handle situation,” Joe Flint of the Wall Street Journal tweeted Monday. “Calls it a distraction but not a violation of policies.”
Roker has been hospitalized twice because of blood clots in his lungs and legs. The second time came just a day after he was originally discharged.
After 13 years, Good Morning America hosts George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts have passed an improbable milestone without public notice. They’re now the longest-serving pair of hosts ever on any ABC, CBS and NBC morning show. They’ve presided during a time GMA took over from Today as the most popular morning show and have kept that distinction for a decade, yet also as the shows diminished in audience and influence.
The Good Morning America anchor will be honored by New York State Broadcasters Association on Oct. 20.
Never count out Today in the morning show wars. The venerable NBC a.m. franchise has for weeks been losing a critical ratings category to its main rival, ABC’s Good Morning America. The ABC show has long been the most-watched broadcast-TV morning-news program in the nation, while Today typically dominates among the viewers advertisers want most — people between 25 and 54. But for more than two months, that hasn’t been the case; GMA has taken the lead in both overall viewership and the ad demo. Last week put the brakes on ABC’s progress.
For the past four weeks, GMA has eked out gains over NBC’s Today in a critical audience category that can help determine how much advertising money Madison Avenue invests in news programs. GMA typically cedes viewers 25-54 to Today, but for each of the past four weeks has instead won.
The ABC News program typically wins the biggest audience among morning-news programs, while NBC News rival Today typically dominated in the critical category of viewers between 25 and 54 — the demographic that governs how much advertisers pay for each show. Last week, however, GMA prevailed in both, the first time in more than four months that it has done so.
Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts revealed late Thursday that she tested positive for COVID-19, which is why she has been absent from the morning airwaves. “Appreciate the concern about my absence this week on @GMA. Unfortunately I tested positive for Covid. Grateful my symptoms have been mild and that I’m doing well. Looking forward to returning as soon as I can,” she tweeted.
ABC News is under fire for how it edited an interview that CDC Director Rochelle Walensky gave to Good Morning America. In the interview, Walensky discussed a study that showed how most vaccinated people who died of coronavirus were also sick for other reasons. But the way the interview was edited, it wasn’t clear she was talking about vaccinated people — and references spread widely online implying she was talking about all COVID-19 victims.
Good Morning America co-host Strahan will join Laura Shepard Churchley, the eldest daughter of astronaut Alan Shepard, on the Dec. 9 mission aboard the New Shepard, Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin spacecraft named after her father and the first American in space.
In a memo to staff on Thursday, ABC News President Kim Godwin wrote, “I’m extremely happy to announce that Christine Brouwer has officially been named the second in charge at Good Morning America. Chris has been co-running GMA with Simone [Swink] for months, and her contributions to the show and guidance across the team have been invaluable. We’re absolutely thrilled she will serve as GMA’s executive broadcast producer reporting to Simone.”
A bombshell lawsuit against the former top producer of Good Morning America has ignited a firestorm behind the scenes, with co-hosts George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts allegedly at each other’s throats over the handling of claims that their former boss sexually assaulted multiple women at the network, according to four people with knowledge of the situation.
Swink, who has been with the show since 2010, is filling the top job following the departure in April of Michael Corn. Swink had been senior broadcast producer of the show, where she has been overseeing the GMA second hour. She originally joined the show as a writer.
An ABC News staffer filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Michael Corn, the former top producer of Good Morning America, alleging he sexually assaulted her and fostered a toxic work environment. Kirstyn Crawford, a producer on the morning show, alleged that Corn assaulted her in 2015 during a business trip to Los Angeles, according to the suit, which was filed in New York state court.
“CBS This Morning” needs all the help it can get. The daily talk and news program ranks third out of the big three broadcast networks’ morning shows, and really isn’t even all that close in viewership to NBC’s “Today” show or ABC’s “Good Morning America.” But it’s made progress.
For generations of Americans, the morning shows on ABC, CBS and NBC have been habitual places to turn to for some news and a check of the traffic and weather as they got ready for work and hustled the kids off to school. Yet who cares about the traffic and weather if you’re not leaving the house? Viewership is down at all three programs, although to be fair, it is for television in general. But for the morning shows, the loss hits hardest among viewers aged 25-to-54 —- working people. In that age group, viewing dropped 22% between the first three months of 2020 and this year at Today, 24% at Good Morning America and 16% at CBS This Morning, according to Nielsen.
The new president of ABC News won’t start until May, but she already has a critical assignment: The top producer of ABC’s Good Morning America is leaving the show. Michael Corn, an ABC News veteran who worked alongside Diane Sawyer at World News Tonight and who has managed GMA since 2014, has left the company abruptly.
The Good Morning America host is currently not experiencing any severe symptoms from COVID-19, according to people familiar with the situation. Strahan, who also provides analysis on the Fox NFL Sunday pregame show, appeared remotely during last Sunday’s NFC championship game.
ABC has severed ties with Jessica Mulroney, Good Morning America contributor, celebrity stylist and best friend to Meghan Markle, following a social media firestorm over comments Mulroney allegedly made to black influencer Sasha Exeter.
MSNBC executive producer Quiana Burns is coming to ABC to serve as executive broadcast producer of Weekend Good Morning America. In addition, Weekend GMA Senior Broadcast Producer Mike Milhaven is moving over to the flagship GMA team.
Good Morning America and ABC News are mourning the loss of GMA studio camera operator Tony Greer, who died from coronavirus complications.
Today and ABC’s Good Morning America are locked in a neck-and-neck race for dominance among the eggs-and-O.J. crowd, and their split has been stratified for months. For more than three years, GMA has typically commanded more viewers overall, while Today consistently dominated people between 25 and 54. Yet for the past two weeks, the dynamic has gone topsy-turvy: GMA has won more viewers in that all-important category, while still maintaining its overall audience lead.
The network said the early-afternoon program called Strahan & Sara would now be titled GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke, and feature a third host, Keke Palmer, in addition to the original team of Michael Strahan and Sara Haines.
NEW YORK (AP) — “Good Morning America” host Lara Spencer has apologized for on-air comments about 6-year-old Prince George taking ballet. On Instagram Friday she called her comments “insensitive” and told George that when it comes to ballet or any other passion he should “GO FOR IT” and “love every minute of it.” Spencer was […]
The third hour of Good Morning America has received a new name, a new look and an even stronger focus on its hosts: Michael Strahan and Sara Haines.
After ceding its status as the most-watched morning show in the U.S. to NBC’s Today for the past seven weeks, ABC’s Good Morning America bounced back, winning the most viewers overall for the five days ending Jan. 19. Today continued its dominance, however, in the more important category, winning viewers between 25 and 54, the demographic coveted most by advertisers.