Source: Stephanopoulos offered 'GMA' job

Dec 04, 2009 By DAVID BAUDER , AP Television Writer
FILE - In this April 30, 2009 file photo, George Stephanopoulos attends the Starz screening of "Head Case" at The Museum of Modern Art, in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, file)

(AP) -- An executive with knowledge of the negotiations says ABC News has offered George Stephanopoulos (STEFF'-uh-nop-oh-luss) the job of "Good Morning America" co-anchor, although ABC's political expert hasn't said he will take it.

Stephanopoulos has been considered the top contender to fill Diane Sawyer's job in the morning after she takes over later this month as "World News" anchor. The executive, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the executive was not authorized to speak publicly about hiring matters, confirmed a report that the job is Stephanopoulos' to accept or turn down.

ABC would not comment on the report and a spokeswoman said Stephanopoulos was unavailable. The current host of the Sunday political talk show "This Week" would likely have to move to New York for spot on the morning show, which is considered an important profit generator for the network.

©2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Explore further: Android grabs 85% of smartphone market: survey

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Apple, labels work on album 'Cocktail'

Jul 27, 2009

(AP) -- Apple Inc. and the four major recording labels are working on launching a music offering code-named "Cocktail" that aims to add value to digital albums sold on the online iTunes Store.

Disney joins NBC and News Corp. with Hulu stake

Apr 30, 2009

(AP) -- The Walt Disney Co. is taking a stake in Hulu.com. This means titles from The Walt Disney Studios library of films and full-length episodes of ABC television shows will join the online video site.

Experts foresee efficient ethanol production

Feb 08, 2007

As the search for alternative fuel sources intensifies, more and more attention has been focused on ethanol-a fuel many see as desirable because it burns cleanly and can be produced from plants.

Recommended for you

Android grabs 85% of smartphone market: survey

4 hours ago

Smartphones powered by the Android operating system captured 85 percent of the worldwide market in the second quarter, threatening to marginalize rival platforms, a new survey shows.

Chinese man brings gay conversion therapy lawsuit

9 hours ago

(AP)—A gay Chinese man said Thursday he was suing a psychological clinic for carrying out electric shocks intended to turn him straight, as well as the search engine giant Baidu for advertising the center.

Alcatel loss narrows in 2Q but revenue stagnates

10 hours ago

(AP)—Telecommunications equipment company Alcatel-Lucent SA says its net loss narrowed in the second quarter thanks to lower accounting charges, while revenue stagnated and restructuring charges mounted.

User comments : 0