Get ready to see a lot more of Lara Spencer on Good Morning America! Spencer has been promoted to be a co-host on the ABC morning news program, ABC News announced Friday.
News of Spencer’s promotion comes weeks after Spencer renegotiated her deal with ABC, while fellow Good Morning America anchor Josh Elliot left the show for a position at NBC Sports.
As a co-host, Spencer now shares the title with fellow anchors George Stephanopolis and Robin Roberts. After the news broke, Stephanopolis took to Twitter to congratulate Spencer tweeting out
— GeorgeStephanopoulos (@GStephanopoulos) April 18, 2014
In a note sent out Friday, ABC News President James Goldston called Spencer a “key member ” of Good Morning America and “as talented as they come. Goldston went on to say “Lara is clearly an essential ingredient in the success we have enjoyed and I am so pleased to announce that Lara has been elevated to co-host of the program along with Robin and George.”
Spencer has served as Good Morning America‘s lifestyle anchor since rejoining Good Morning America in 2011. Spencer was with the ABC news outlet between 1999-2003 serving as a correspondent. Spencer also appeared on entertainment outlets The Insider, ET, and Rachel Ray.
Spencer also co-hosted ABC’s Good Afternoon America, an hour long series that ran at 2/1c on ABC as the network transitioned from longtime soap One Life to Live to it’s replacement The Chew.
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Good Morning America airs weekdays at 7/6c on ABC.