Ann Romney to co-host 'Good Morning America'
October 4th, 2012
05:06 PM ET
8 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

Filed under: 2012 • Ann Romney
soundoff (58 Responses)
  1. GI Joe

    Still that snarled up nose.

    October 5, 2012 12:32 am at 12:32 am |
  2. Squincher

    ABC News once upon a time was anchored by heavyweights in the news business: Harry Reasoner, Howard K. Smith, Frank Reynolds, David Brinkley, Peter Jennings Ted Koppel and yes Barbara Walters (once upon a time, she was a top notch news-woman). I say this because GMA is produced by ABC News.

    Now, watch GMA, Nightline, ABC News, or any of their news shows.............what a joke....

    Doesn't surprise me that they would try Today style gimmicky stunts like this.

    October 5, 2012 01:21 am at 1:21 am |
  3. politics as usual

    @Woman in California... Me-OW! Would you like a saucer of warm milk with that bitter pill you just swallowed?

    October 5, 2012 01:21 am at 1:21 am |
  4. Andrew

    I don't see any conflict of interest at all here

    October 5, 2012 03:03 am at 3:03 am |
  5. oregon

    All dems should Boycott GMA because queen ann hates middle class

    October 5, 2012 03:37 am at 3:37 am |
  6. Debbie D

    Well the jobs numbers should go up! She is off unemployment!

    October 5, 2012 05:19 am at 5:19 am |
  7. Karen

    We're already sick of Annie and her precious medical tax deduction...her obscenely expensive horses! The day THAT woman has the nerve to co-host anything on GMA I WILL return to watching NBC instead! WHY can't they get someone who is funny and fantastic like Jennifer Granholm?

    October 5, 2012 06:14 am at 6:14 am |
  8. Dave

    The "liberal media" is the biggest lie of the past century.

    October 5, 2012 06:48 am at 6:48 am |
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