Ann Romney to co-host 'Good Morning America'
October 4th, 2012
05:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Ann Romney to co-host 'Good Morning America'

(CNN) - Ann Romney, wife of GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, will co-host ABC's "Good Morning America" next week.

Her press secretary, Sarah Haley, says Romney will act as co-host for the broadcast morning television show on Wednesday, October 10.

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She will appear on the program in the 8 a.m. ET hour, GMA spokeswoman Alison Bridgman told CNN.

One of GMA's regular hosts, Robin Roberts, said in June that she was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, and since late August has been on medical leave from the show while undergoing treatment. Roberts battled breast cancer five years ago.

She is "recuperating nicely" after a bone marrow transplant, one of the show's anchors, Sam Champion, said Thursday on the program.

Romney expressed her support for Robin's recovery in a tweet in August, saying "keep on fighting! We all stand with you!"

Romney is a breast cancer survivor as well and has multiple sclerosis.

Romney sat for a July interview with Roberts, in which she defended her husband's decision not to release additional tax documents and described him as a "generous person" for foregoing a salary when leading the Olympic Games and governing Massachusetts, as well as for the money he donates to his church.

She has also expressed a critical view of the media, telling CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger in an interview which ran Wednesday that the "media puts a very high bar for us."

– CNN's Jim Acosta, Kevin Bohn, Ashley Killough, and Gregory Wallace contributed to this report


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soundoff (58 Responses)
  1. Thomas

    Work it Queen Ann !

    October 4, 2012 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  2. Romney cares less

    Hubby will fall over his own feet in a day or two. Maybe he'll stop lying. Nah, just lying for the lord like all good mormons.

    October 4, 2012 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    'the "media puts a very high bar for us.""

    She says to the network "news" station that did it's "fact checking" by explicitly taking Mittens' words at face value.

    October 4, 2012 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  4. 1twinsfan

    GMA regularly has on muppets. Is it too much to hope Telly will grill her?

    October 4, 2012 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  5. Woman In California

    I suggest she apply for her FIRST real full-time job, because she'll certainly never be FLOTUS. What a foolish, vain woman she is.

    Obama/Biden 2012

    October 4, 2012 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  6. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Maybe Ann will explain why she said she worries about Mitts mental state if he becomes president or say something stupid that makes it worst than it already is.

    October 4, 2012 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  7. Howard

    ANN ROMNEY is a courageous woman, and mother, worthy of respect, The typical snarky liberal response is nauseating. TO ALL YOU OBAMA STOOGES ... Your blind devotion to 'Dear Leader' ... your Fuhrer, is touching ... but it's time for you to leave the Obama cult. Defending Obama, who lost, and who can't loose like a good sport, just makes you ALL look like sore loosers. Obama was given a chance ... and, in the past 4 years, he has nearly destroyed America. NOW, it's time for Barack and Michelle to abdicate their throne, so Mitt Romney can begin repairing the excessive damage caused by Obama's terrible policies. Good bye Barack, Michelle, Nancy, Harry, Jarret, and Axelrod, and all the unelected czars ... and, GOOD RIDDANCE TO YOU ALL ... I'm sure you all will find another way to pick the pockets of hard working Americans !!!

    October 4, 2012 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  8. ThinkAgain

    Foregoing a salary when you are filthy rich is no sacrifice.

    Trying to feed your kids after Mittens outsources your job to China is a challenge Queen Ann will never have to face.

    October 4, 2012 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  9. Babyboomer

    Not a fan of Ann's so I'll skip GMA, whatever day she's on.

    October 4, 2012 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  10. Captain Awesome

    I think The First Lady – Mrs. Romney, will do a fine job. I look forward to tuning in.

    October 4, 2012 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  11. Dyangel

    My mother always told me that CLASS is not something money can buy. You either have it or you dont

    October 4, 2012 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  12. Vanessa

    It just seems as if she really could care less about "us" common people.. She & her husband don't understand what we go through on a daily basis. Get up early to go to work, take care of the house, our kids.. She has people to do that for her. In no way do I feel I can relate to her. Unfortunately we both have medical issues, but unlike her, I worry about my health isurance covering the many procedures that are done. She doesn't worry about that or who can take care of your children if something bad were to happen.. Spare us the sympathy, that at least with me, your not getting it. Yes on Obama! Si se puede! & yes to our outstanding first lady, Michelle Obama!

    October 4, 2012 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  13. 200 TON HAMMER

    wow awesome Mrs Romney you do just fine on good morning america,you can even do a cooking section on there,like makeing chilli that is really good and full of fiber oh yummy,goes in one in end comes out the other a hour later,i called it mitt romneys chilli colon cleaning dish

    October 4, 2012 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  14. Linda

    Any woman who supports a dishonest man (husband or not) is a disgrace to other women & certainly not a role model.

    October 4, 2012 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  15. ga.democrat

    Thanks for the "heads up". It'll be the Today Show for me on that morning.

    October 4, 2012 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  16. Are you kidding me?

    doesn't this violate equal air time requirements? I say they should have Mrs O. to balance this out.

    October 4, 2012 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  17. jaimie

    Romney and Ryan ........ Laurel and Hardy of the 2012 Presidential Campaign

    October 4, 2012 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  18. jaimie

    Romney ....... No honesty No integrity

    October 4, 2012 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  19. jaimie

    Romneyhood ........ Give to the Rich take from the poor

    October 4, 2012 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  20. Jean2

    Will she be FACT CHECKING HER HUSBAND"S LIES? If not I see no reeason to co-host GMA. I for one will not be watching.
    Our news media is comprised.

    October 4, 2012 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  21. judi klein

    Vitriolic words coming out for the lady...and don't forget your mothers had "real" jobs just being your moms, whether at home or at an outside job.

    October 4, 2012 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  22. GOP = Greed Over People!

    Will this belipsticked sow, bring any of her piglets to use as stage props like the one in '08 did?

    October 4, 2012 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  23. DENNA

    I hope the work won't exhaust her. I'll be sure to be busy that day. I can no longer stand her snotty face.

    October 4, 2012 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  24. Logic N LA

    What? A Republican on a liberal media show? This still won't shut up those that think networks are run by anything but conservatives.

    October 4, 2012 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  25. Kathy

    First time she will ever work!! Nothing but fluff and nothing betwween her ears but dead space!!!

    October 4, 2012 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
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