Texas Southern Alum Michael Strahan to Join Kelly Ripa as Co-Host of “Live!?”
Broadcasting and Cable earlier this week reported that Texas Southern University alumnus and former NFL defensive end Michael Strahan will join Kelly Ripa as the next co-host of “Live!,” the morning talk show staple once co-hosted by Regis Philbin.
Even when he assumes the new role, Strahan is expected to remain in his role with Fox NFL Sunday, as first reported by Joe Flint in the Los Angeles Times. The long-running ABC franchise originates weekdays from New York, while Fox’s popular NFL studio programming is in Los Angeles.
Strahan, a former defensive star in the NFL, was also the star of a (brief) sitcom for Fox, Brothers.