Lara Spencer to Co-Host Good Morning America

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Lara Spencer was promoted on Good Morning America and will join other co-hosts George Stephanopolous and Robin Roberts, ABC News announced Friday.

Spencer, 44, recently renegotiated her deal with ABC, which coincides with Josh Elliott's announcement that he was leaving GMA for NBC Sports.

"A key member of our on-air team, Lara Spencer, rejoined ABC three years ago - bringing her style, humor, sunny confidence, wonderful journalism and storytelling to GMA. 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 and George," said ABC News President James Goldston in a note posted to the ABCNews website Friday.

"Lara grew up at WABC and GMA and then returned to us in 2011 as GMA mounted its epic challenge," said Goldston. "A New York Times best-selling author with another book on the way, the creator and executive producer of Flea Market Flip on HGTV and great mom to Duff and Kate, Lara is simply as talented as they come."

Stephanopolous tweeted about the big news on Friday.

Spencer has been Good Morning America's lifestyle anchor since rejoining ABC in 2011 and was previously a national correspondent for the morning show from 1999 to 2003.

Spencer tweeted her thanks Saturday to all her well-wishers.

Spencer should be a great addition to the morning program. Here's a view of some of her fun antics.

Image via Wikimedia Commons

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