Strahan announced as Ripa's co-host

The Sports Xchange
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Former Giants defensive end Michael Strahan was officially announced as the new co-host of "Live!" on ABC alongside Kelly Ripa.
While "Live!" is filmed in New York, Strahan is expected to keep his role on "Fox NFL Sunday" in Los Angeles.
"Live!" has been without a permanent co-host since Regis Philbin left the show late last year, utilizing Strahan and a string of other guest hosts. Strahan co-hosted 20 times.
"As a guest cohost, Michael's chemistry with Kelly was off the charts, and continued to grow each time he visited the show," said Michael Gelman, Live's executive producer, via Broadcasting & Cable. "The interaction between the cohosts always has been what makes this show different from any other on television. Kelly and Michael's ability to play off of one another and just plain have a good time together creates great TV for the audience."

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