Former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan is expected to be named the permanent co-host of ABC's morning show Live!, replacing Regis Philbin and joining Kelly Ripa, Broadcast & Cable reported.
According to the report, ABC will not make an official announcement until September.
Strahan is expected to remain in his role with Fox NFL Sunday.
Live! has been without a permanent partner for Ripa since Philbin left the show in 2011. Seth Meyers and Josh Groban were considered the other top contenders for the job.