Michael Strahan Angers 'Good Morning America' Co-Hosts - Lara Spencer And George Stephanopoulos

Michael Strahan Angers 'Good Morning America' Co-Hosts - Lara Spencer And George Stephanopoulos
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Michael Strahan is allegedly frustrating his "Good Morning America" co-anchors, according to new reports.

According to Page Six, things are not peachy between Strahan and his co-hosts - Lara Spencer and George Stephanopoulos - are not very happy with his current post.

A source told the New York-based publication that the retired NFL star is treated like a king by ABC bosses.

He is not only the face of "GMA," (he apparently gets to interview the biggest celebrities promoting their craft ), he can pursue great opportunities on the side.

It is being claimed that because he negotiated a significant contract with the network after leaving "Live! with Kelly and Michael," which he co-hosted Kelly Ripa, he can make money elsewhere.

Thanks to his special deal, he can still be a football analyst on Fox NFL Sunday and host ABC’s "$100,000 Pyramid."

The source with ties to the Alphabet Network had the following to say: "They roll out the carpet for him while seasoned talent is treated like dirt. He's been given a lot of opportunity, flexibility, when the others who have been working there longer don't get that kind of treatment."

According to the same tipster, Spencer, who has been with "GMA" for many years, feels like the network is ignoring her.

The person claimed: "Lara Spencer feels like her role has been minimized with Strahan. There’s not a lot of love between the two. They know how to put it on for the cameras, but he’s doing a lot of what Lara should be doing [on the show], and she’s not happy. She’s the pop person.”

Stephanopoulos is said to be fed up with the light news on "GMA" and phones in half of the time.

A statement issued by ABC said the co-hosts get along very well despite the rumors and the pictures of Robin Roberts and Strahan having an argument over the Super Bowl.

The statement read: "They get along great. She loves having someone with his sense of humor on the show. Michael is lovely with the staff . . . And as for Lara, she has far more airtime in the 8 a.m. hour and is loving the studio audience."

Strahan is creating a lot of buzz for the program although all the attention is not positive.

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  • GAil Sawchuk
    GAil Sawchuk Apr 15, 2017 10:32 PM PDT

    I don't like Strahan. He doesn't speak properly because of his teeth never being fixed. I didn't watch Kelly & Michael because Michael was on the show & then he moved to GMA. I usually skip over his segments.

  • Barbara Harris
    Barbara Harris Apr 12, 2017 2:07 PM PDT

    I am really disgusted with GMA and especially with Michael who doesn't talk well especially for news. I will be turning off GMA and go to a different morning show as long as they have Michael. Love all the rest but to much attention centered around aan who doesn't know how to interview or nring on the news.

  • Chrissa
    Chrissa Apr 3, 2017 9:52 AM PDT

    The truth is none of the news outlets are interested in getting any real news out. People like Strachan are hired only because they are not politically offensive and have no interest in delivering REAL NEWS either. FYI: The celebrities are a distraction from what needs reporting too. I feel sorry, especially for Stephanopolous. All Good Morning America does is deliver fluff. I personally do not like Michael Strahan much and believe he may be establishing a pattern that shows who/what he really is- this is the second time he is having these types of issues and it will look odd if any of the old GMA hosts leave next season now.

  • Terry
    Terry Mar 31, 2017 6:34 AM PDT

    I can't say that I agree. I have always loved GMA whomever was hosting and that has not changed. Michael is a well known person and that's probably why he does more interviews. Maybe he was requested to do those interviews. Who knows? Michael does an exceptional job as well as my all time favorites Robin, Lara and George. GMA YOU ROCK!

  • Sherry Ross
    Sherry Ross Mar 30, 2017 7:57 PM PDT

    I totally agree with George and Lara. Personally I do not think Strahan interviews guests very well. He comes across like he thinks he owns the place and knows more than anyone, even Robin. I agree with George. There is no longer very much news. The format of the program has changed GMA into a talk show. Like The View.

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