Former The Insider host Lara Spencer has been bumped up from lifestyle anchor to co-host of ABC's Good Morning America, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Lara has been a fixture of the show since rejoining ABC three years ago, and for new ABC News chief James Goldston the move was a no-brainer.
"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 [Roberts] and George [Stephanopoulos]," James wrote in a staff memo on Friday.
The promotion stands as James' first major decision as news chief, having taken over for Ben Sherwood on April 10. This also marks the latest in a slew of changes at the morning show, which lost Sam Champion and Josh Elliott and added Michael Strahan and Tony Reali.
"I remain in awe of the entire staff at GMA," James added. "With Tom [Cibrowski] at the helm and Ben's brilliant leadership, your drive, passion, creativity and unwavering dedication to ABC News and GMA brought us to where we are today. As I close out my first week in the new job, I want to take a moment to thank everyone for all your good wishes. I could not be more excited and honored to work with this stellar team. Your dedication and passion are unmatched and I look forward to reaching great new heights alongside all of you."
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