August 20, 2012
Kelly Ripa Finds Permanent Co-Host
Ripa has been without a permanent co-host since Regis Philbin left the show in November 2011 and she has welcomed 59 guest co-hosts since Philbin's departure.
Ripa will solo host on September 3rd, when the show's new season kicks off, and the regular co-host, one of the 59 who has already guest co-hosted, will join her the next morning.
Ripa and her new co-host will interview Homeland actress Claire Danes and American Idol winner Phillip Phillips.
Daniel Radcliffe, Alec Baldwin, Cat Deeley, Carrie Ann Inaba, Jerry O'Connell and Neil Patrick Harris a are among those who have joined Ripa on the show.
While no front-runner has ever been indicated, it's believed those closest to getting the job are Saturday Night Live star Seth Meyers, former NFL star Michael Strahan and singer Josh Groban.