ABC News Announces Josh Elliott and Lara Spencer as Anchors of "Good Afternoon America"
One-Hour Extension of Good Morning America Begins Airing on Monday, July 9 at 2PM ET 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 offer 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 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, 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 at 2pm ET and will be taped at GMA's studio at the crossroads of the world, the heart of Times Square. Additionally, Goodmorningamerica.com has expanded its lead and in April, had 17 million more unique users than Today.com.
Ethan Nelson is the executive producer of "Good Afternoon America."