Beginning Monday, July 9, ABC News will air a one-hour extension of “Good Morning America” for nine weeks entitled “Good Afternoon America.” The program will be anchored by “GMA’s” Josh Elliott and Lara Spencer
, with Sam Champion, Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos joining in with special appearances. The energetic, fast-paced program will feature the most-talked about celebrities, performances by the biggest names in the music industry, the latest pop culture news, plus original entertainment, lifestyle, health, workplace and consumer reporting from an all-star list of contributors and other members of the ABC family.
“It’s tremendous that ‘GMA’ has this opportunity to extend its reach and bring something new to the afternoons,” said co-anchor Josh Elliott. “It is gratifying to play a role in it, and we genuinely hope our audience will come along for the ride.” Co-anchor Lara Spencer added: “I am beyond excited and honored to be part of this new chapter for the ‘Good Morning America’ family. ‘Good Afternoon America’ gives us the opportunity to reach a different audience, and better yet, to spend a little more time with our morning viewers who want to be a part of the conversation and fun we plan on bringing to afternoon TV.”
“Good Afternoon America” will air from 2:00-3:00 p.m., ET and will be taped at “GMA’s” studio at the crossroads of the world, the heart of Times Square.
Ethan Nelson is the executive producer of “Good Afternoon America.”
About Lara Spencer:
(born June 19, 1969) is the lifestyle anchor for Good Morning America
She is also a correspondent for Nightline
and ABC News
. Previously, she was the host of the syndicated television newsmagazine The Insider
and was a regular contributor to CBS’s The Early Show
. Previous to this, she was the National Correspondent for Good Morning America
and spent several years as a features and lifestyle reporter for WABC-TV
. She also hosted Antiques Roadshow
for the 2004 and 2005 seasons, as well as Antiques Roadshow FYI
and also has a segment airing semi-regularly on Rachael Ray
titled “The Dish”. For more information visit www.laraspencer.net
About Josh Elliott:
Sources: abcmedianet.com, Wikipedia
Photo credit to: (C) ABC/Ida Mae Astute & Donna Svennevik.
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