ABC has made Lara Spencer the third co-host on the network’s Good Morning America program.

Lara Spencer 'GMA' Co-Host

Spencer now joins Good Morning America veterans George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts with the title. The higher rank on the morning program was a part of Spencer’s new contract, which was recently signed, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Since 2011, Spencer has served as GMA’s lifestyles anchor.

James Goldston, ABC News Chief, announced Spencer’s promotion in a memo on Friday.

"A key member of our on-air team, Lara Spencer, rejoined ABC three years ago — bringing her style, humor, sunny confidence, wonderful journalism and storytelling to GMA," Goldston wrote in his memo. "Lara is clearly an essential ingredient in the success we have enjoyed and I am so pleased to announce that Lara has been elevated to co-host of the program along with Robin and George."

Good Morning America has had its share of shakeups over the last several months. Weatherman Sam Champion departed ABC for The Weather Channel back in December. Co-anchor Josh Elliot left last month to work for NBC Sports. In the last couple of weeks, ABC has announced that both Michael Strahan and Tony Reali would become regular contributors for GMA.

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