T.J. Holmes Named Co-Anchor on 3rd Hour of ‘GMA’

T.J. Holmes (Credit: tjholmes.net)

T.J. Holmes has been promoted to co-anchor of the third hour of Good Morning America, ABC announced Friday.

Holmes joins Amy Robach on the program starting Monday, Sept. 21. ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton has also been added as a regular on the show, which was rebranded as GMA3: What You Need to Know, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Amy has expertly guided our viewers through the events of the past few months with skillful reporting and big interviews. I’m thrilled that T.J. will join her at the helm with his gift for storytelling,” executive producer Catherine McKenzie said in a statement Friday. “We will continue to count on Dr. Jen and her medical expertise to help us navigate the pandemic and what comes next. We think the combination of Amy, T.J. and Jen is an unmatched team in daytime television at a time when viewers are hungry for straightforward news and information.”

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Robach has been with ABC News since 2012, while Holmes joined the company in 2014.

GMA3 was previously called Strahan, Sara & Keke, with Michael Strahan, Sara Haines and Keke Palmer serving as hosts. Before that it was titled Strahan & Sara, after it replaced The Chew in September 2018. Palmer was added as a third co-host in August 2019, amid struggling ratings.

Strahan, Sara & Keke focused on lighter content and talk. It was taken off the network’s schedule in March and later replaced by a daily coronavirus report.

Palmer said in an interview last month that she “expected” ABC to cancel Strahan, Sara & Keke.

“When the pandemic hit, that’s all that was on our minds — the pandemic, corona, understanding COVID,” Palmer said on Watch What Happens Live. “So it’s a different time now, and some of the conversation has changed, and I think it [pushed] us out.”