Michael Strahan’s temporary absence from Good Morning America (GMA), with a speculated return on November 13, the piece highlights his role on GMA since joining in 2016 and touches on his family background, leaving room for the unknown details.
American television personality, journalist, and former professional football player Michael Anthony Strahan was born on November 21, 1971.
Throughout his 15-year professional career, he played defensive end for the New York Giants of the National Football League. Because of his relentlessness as a pass rusher, Strahan and T. J. Watt are currently tied for the most quarterback sacks in an NFL season. He assisted the Giants in their 2007 championship game victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.
He joined the media after retiring from the NFL to work as a football analyst for Fox NFL Sunday.
He later co-hosted ABC’s Good Morning America and Live! with Kelly and Michael with Kelly Ripa from 2012 to 2016, during which he was nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards. He also made appearances as a guest on game shows and other shows.
2014 saw Strahan’s induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He made a suborbital space flight in 2021 on board Blue Origin NS-19. Along with other causes, he works as a volunteer for community development and youth welfare.
Fans of Good Morning America are worried about Michael Strahan’s absence from the program for a few days. Although there is assurance from a source that “Michael is fine,” an ABC representative has issued a statement stating that Strahan will not be appearing on the show this week due to “personal family matters”.
Strahan is expected back next week, sources say. He was last seen on Good Morning America on October 26. The viewers of the show feel a great loss when they see the charismatic mainstay of GMA go. Both coworkers and viewers send their best wishes, hoping for a speedy return to work.
Linsey Davis of World News Tonight and Juju Chang of Nightline are covering for Michael Strahan while he is on temporary leave.
Regarding his absence, Strahan has not provided a personal explanation. His most recent Instagram post was from October 25, when he advertised his show, The $100,000 Pyramid.
In addition, Strahan has not appeared on Fox NFL Sunday for the previous two weeks. Commentator Curt Menefee has informed viewers that Strahan is “dealing with a personal family matter.”
The date of Michael’s GMA comeback has not been announced. According to ABC’s most recent statement on the subject, Monday, November 13 is when Michael would likely return to the show. As Michael is on leave from the show, Linsey Davis and Juju Chang have been covering for him.
Michael has not yet commented on his absence from the GMA. What exactly is the “personal family matter” he’s addressing is unclear.
The former New York Giant is the father of four children: twins Isabella and Sophia, 19, and son Michael Jr., 28, who he shares with his first wife Wanda Hutchins. He also has a daughter Tanita, 31, and a son.
Following his departure from Live with Kelly and Michael with Kelly Ripa, Michael joined GMA in 2016. Ginger Zee, Lara Spencer, George Stephanopoulos, and Robin Roberts are his co-hosts on the ABC morning show.