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.
For the second consecutive week, the first two hours of the NBC morning program surged ahead of the show’s main rival, Good Morning America — not only capturing its usual lead among people 25-54, the demographic most coveted by advertisers — but among overall audiences as well. It’s the first time the venerable A.M. show has done so since late 2016, when it beat GMA among total viewers for the weeks of Dec. 12 and Dec. 19, 2016.
The Nielsen company said Today had more viewers than Good Morning America all five days last week — the first time that has happened in nearly a year.
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News said three of its Twitter accounts were hacked Thursday morning, sending out profanity-filled tweets to its millions of followers. The tweets have since been deleted and ABC News said that it “resolved the issue quickly.” The hacked accounts included the main ABC News one, which has nearly 10 million […]
NBC News’ Today finished first among broadcast morning shows in total viewers and demos in December, celebrating its first non-Olympics monthly win in more than four years. As the programs all talked up their stats for the final quarter of 2016, Today topped the pack in the news demo, with 1.79 million viewers aged 25-54, besting ABC’s Good Morning America (1.53M) and CBS This Morning (1.12M).
It took 16 years for ABC’s Good Morning America to end the historic streak by NBC’s Today as the most-watched program in morning television in 2012. But the race has tightened considerably over the last year. GMA is still the most popular show overall in the 2016-17 TV season, but NBC has topped GMA twice in overall viewers in the last five weeks and CBS This Morning is up 6% this season.
NBC is taking back more ground in the scorched-earth morning-news battle between its Today and ABC’s Good Morning America. Today wooed more viewers overall than its rival, as well as in the audience most coveted by advertisers, for the week ended Nov. 28, the second time it has done so in the last two weeks.
ABC News’ Good Morning America and World News Tonight both won November sweeps for the first time in 21 years. World News Tonight averaged 8.6 million viewers to edge NBC Nightly News by only 96,000, giving the show its first November sweep win since November 2001 when Peter Jennings sat in the chair currently occupied by David Muir.
Michael Strahan‘s Good Morning America gig will force him to step away from lucrative endorsement deals. ABC News bans its employees from pitching products, and the former NFL player is no exception, meaning he’ll have to walk away from deals with Subway, Pizza Hut, Metamucil, Snickers, Dr Pepper and Right Guard when the current contracts expire.