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ABC News announces Josh Elliott and Lara Spencer as anchors of 'Good Afternoon America'

by jmaloni
Mon, May 21st 2012 04:25 pm

One-hour extension of "Good Morning America" begins Monday, July 9, at 2 p.m. and continues for nine subsequent weeks

Beginning Monday, July 9, ABC News will air a one-hour extension of "Good Morning America" for nine weeks, titled "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 Elliott. "It is gratifying to play a role in it, and we genuinely hope our audience will come along for the ride." Co-anchor 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 until 3 p.m., and will be taped at "GMA's" studio at "the crossroads of the world," the heart of Times Square.

GMA announcement video

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