Michael Strahan to join Kelly Ripa as next co-host of “Live! with Kelly”

If TMZ reports are correct – and they usually are- ex-NFL player and current analyst, Michael Strahan will be Kelly Ripa’s permanent co-host on her popular show Live! with Kelly. The hosting seat was left vacant once broadcasting legend, Regis Philbin retired last year.

Guess that means his current boo Nicole Murphy will have some decisions to make as Live! is shot in New York. Also, will Strahan continue to be on board with Fox’s NFL Sunday show which shoots in Los Angeles?

Congratulations. Strahan’s post career ascension is probably  similar to what Chad Johnson had in mind when he jumped in feet first into the reality mix.

An official announcement is expected to be made September 4th.