Stephanopoulos in Serious Talks for ‘Good Morning America’

December 4, 2009

(ChattahBox)—George Stephanopoulos, the host of ABC’s “This Week” and former advisor to President Bill Clinton, is under serious consideration to replace Diane Sawyer on “Good Morning America.” Sawyer will be leaving her long-held position next week, to take over the “World News” anchor spot from Charles Gibson.

Stephanopoulos is known for his political reporting, but as co-anchor on the mostly fluff early morning format, he would be cast in a new role. ABC News President David Westin is convinced that Stephanopoulos can fill the shoes of Sawyer. He reportedly met with Anne Sweeney, the president of Disney-ABC Television Group and told her Stephanopoulos was his choice for the “Good Morning America” job.

If all of the parties in the discussions come to terms, Stephanopoulos would work alongside co-anchor Robin Roberts. “Good Morning America” news anchor Chris Cuomo, who is also in contention for the job, is expected to leave the network if Stephanopoulos is hired.

There has been no word on who Westin has in mind to replace Stephanopoulos on ‘This Week.”



2 Responses to “Stephanopoulos in Serious Talks for ‘Good Morning America’”

  1. Rachel on December 4th, 2009 3:00 am

    Chris Coumo would be a much better choice to replace Diane Sawyer. George is not the face I want to wake up to in the morning. He is much better suited for Sunday morning television when I usually catch up on my sleep. Should you choose George as Diane’s replacement, I will surely change the channel and watch Matt lauer. The Today show will be #1

  2. Carole Clay on December 4th, 2009 11:00 am

    I’m not a big morning news watcher but – politics aside – I’ve always liked George. He has charisma and that’s what GMA needs. I do like Robin too.

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