Former NFL Star Michael Strahan To Take Over For Regis Philbin Opposite Kelly Ripa
Who would have thought that former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan would be where he’s at today? The holder of the single season record for sacks (22.5) has taken his magnetic personality to the small screen where he has been a football analyst and a cast member of the short lived sitcom Brothers. Now, Strahan will sit in the chair that the legendary Regis Philbin occupied when Live! With Kelly & Michael airs this fall.
You read that right, Strahan and Kelly Ripa will ring in the mornings on Fox. Deadline.com reported on the situation…
He will now be unveiled as Ripa’s new on-screen partner when Live launches its new season on Sept. 4, as first reported by Broadcasting & Cable. Since Philbin’s exit, Strahan has served as a guest co-host on Live a whopping 15 times, most recently on July 3. He is expected to also keep his weekend gig on Fox NFL Sunday, making for a weekly cross-country trek between New York, where Live tapes and Los Angeles from where the sports broadcast originates.
We tip our cap to you Michael, a job well done transitioning from athlete to TV personality.