'Live! With Kelly' Announces 'Coast-to-Coast Co-Host Search'

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June 11th, 2012

via press release:

Top Five Finalists Will Travel to New York and Compete for a Guest Co-Host Spot With Kelly Ripa



NEW YORK, NY – June 11, 2012 – Nationally-syndicated morning show “LIVE! with Kelly” announces a nation-wide search for one lucky viewer to  have the chance to go from watching “LIVE” at home to co-hosting for a day with Kelly Ripa: “LIVE’s Coast-To-Coast Co-Host Search.”


Beginning on June 11, 2012, viewers can submit video entries, online or by mail, of up to 60 seconds in length, demonstrating why they should have a chance to co-host with Kelly. Participants are encouraged to be creative and show off their best hosting techniques. The deadline to enter is June 29 and for more details about how to enter, viewers can visit www.livewithkelly.tv  or www.cohostsearch.com for all the information.


After all of the entries have been reviewed, many will be available in a viewing gallery on the “LIVE” website during the week of July 3. The top ten semi-finalist videos will be selected and announced on July 9. Then, it will be up to the “LIVE” audience to weigh-in on their top 5 favorite video submissions.


The top 5 finalists will be announced on July 11, and the co-host hopefuls will travel to New York during the week of July 16 to compete for a chance to become Kelly’s guest co-host on July 24.


“LIVE! with Kelly” is distributed in national syndication by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Produced by WABC-TV in New York and executive produced by Michael Gelman, “LIVE! with Kelly” airs in more than 200 markets across the U.S. Visit “LIVE” on the web at www.livewithkelly.tv, on Facebook, or follow “LIVE” on Twitter @LiveKelly.

  • Anna

    Yeah, sure. This is just a publicity stunt. They did the same thing with female co-hosts before and wound up hiring Kelly.

  • carigis

    Yea… Kelly has not looked like that in 15 years ..lol

  • sarah

    Anna it states it pretty clearly..its a one day Co-hosting prize for July 24. Not a full time job…

  • Ralph Hahn

    Just back up a larger U-Haul truck stacked with C-notes to Regis’ home and you will have no need for a co-host search.

  • cindi

    hate this show without regis kelly sucks

  • TV Gord

    cindi, you seem to think punctuation and capitalization suck, too, so your opinion means nothing to me.

  • Jim

    Oh for crying out loud. They have been looking for a co-host since before Regis left. They have dragged this out way too long. Who the hell cares anymore?

  • Dan

    BRB–Bring Regis Back!

  • elizabeth

    Enough-more than enough of Kelly, her kids, her boobs, her interrupting, her boring life, her bathroom humor, etc. Really, I quit watching long ago and just wish another network would hire Regis and Joy, Regis and Katie Couric, Regis and someone to give us something fun to watch. BRB!

  • Carolyn Pittenturf

    Kelly, I watch your show every day and I wanted to tell you yesterday that I absolutely adored the dress you had on . The color was my favorite and I was unable to get on line. I also would like to say that your new co-host should be either Michael Strahan or L.A. Reid .Actually ,I think m.y oldest son would be perfect ,but I can’t submit a video because he lives in Baltimore.I can’t submit an entry to your ‘Spring Into Spring ” contest because I am terrible at any communication on line. I cancelled my facebook account because I embarrassed my daughter

  • maggi

    I used to watch this show,but the search for a co host has been way too long already. I lost interest aned ended up deleting the show from my dvr, it got too boring. I don’t even care who is the guest co host or if they ever get one permanent.

  • NSG Safety Lady

    Kelly your funny,down to earth, and family oriented. It is wonderful to see you and your family from time to time. And, you can see the love you and your husband,Mark C., has for each other. He is a great co-host, too!!! You work well with the Nick Lachey, also. Good luck in looking for a new co-host. You have had some great shows since Regis left so keep up the good work…. You have my vote and many of my friends…

  • RitaMNJ

    Shameful how this morning Kellme didn’t so much as call Regis and congratulate him as well, after all, he made that show. No class and very vulgar toilet and tampon stories while practically molesting every handsome guest on the show ( she’s actually said a couple of times-if not more, I’ll take my dress off). Lady you’re married with young kids. What, you think you’re a character on Jersey Shore (probably does-not too bright,folks). My question is, how can a mediocre talent as herself make millions a year. She can’t even ask good questions (most of the time she’s too busy talking about herself to even care to ask). Shows tanking.

  • stats

    Kelly is just plain awful. When she had Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones on she asked him if he ever thought he would’ve survived this long 50 years with the Stones. Now if she would have any brains she would’ve known that Wood was NOT an original Stone. He replaced MICK TAYLOR in 1975 who replaced BRIAN JONES the Stones founder. Wood had to CORRECT the dummy KELLY and tell her he always said that he one day would be playing for the Stones in High School. lol This just proves that Kelly knows NOTHING about her guests and only cares about characters in REALITY SHOWS like The Bachelor shows and her FAVOURITE JERSEY SHORE. I can’t wait until Live with Kelly is cancelled because the show is so bad.

  • Nikki D’Amico

    Oh my gosh, this co host is horrible!!! Get the hook! Kelly seems so uncomfortable

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