Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 8/22/12

Although the official announcement of who we be joing Kelly Ripa on "Live!" as the new permanent co-host is on September 4th, reports are out the winner is fomer NFL star Michael Strahan. He'll be replacing former co-host Regis Philbin, who had a 28-year run on the show.

TMZ is reporting that a representative for Strahan was seen coming out of the studio building with a pleased look on his face.

Strahan was one of 59 co-hosts who auditioned for the co-host spot, including Seth Meyers, who many thought would win the job. Strahan reportedly will still keep his Fox NFL Sunday job as well.


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