Stephanopoulos Accepts ‘GMA’ Offer

by | December 9, 2009 at 4:00 PM | TV News

George Stephanopoulos (Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)

George Stephanopoulos (Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)

George Stephanopoulos has accepted the job as co-host of ‘Good Morning America‘ and will start on Monday, reports the Washington Post.

ABC is expected to formally announce the political expert as Diane Sawyer’s successor on Thursday.

The status of ‘GMA’ anchor Chris Cuomo remains up in the air, but he is rumored to take over as co-anchor of ’20/20.’

Tuesday the network revealed the surprising decision to have JuJu Chang move into the news anchor position.

The morning show shake-up has upset loyal viewers.

Many fans think Robin Roberts and Chris Cuomo would have made a good team as co-hosts. They believe adding Stephanopoulos (“He has no personality”) and Chang (“Never heard of her”) throws off the dynamic of the team, who has solid chemistry together.

“Wow, what a tragedy to lose Chris and Diane, the four current hosts of the show have such chemistry,” writes one Fancast reader.

“I’ll have to find another morning show,” says another viewer. “They are making a huge mistake.”

“ABC really blew it!” seems to be the consensus among fans.

Diane Sawyer ends her 10-year reign as ‘GMA’ co-host on Friday and takes over as anchor of ABC World News on December 18th when Charles Gibson retires.