'Live with Kelly' has a new co-host.

FOX's Michelle Pollino reports:

It took Kelly Ripa and ABC one year, but they finally chose Ryan Seacrest as co-host of the morning talker 'Live with Kelly Ripa.' He is replacing Michael Strahan, who took off for 'Good Morning America.'

Ripa tried out 67 guest co-hosts over 195 original episodes before deciding on the 42-year-old, who also hosts a radio in Los Angeles, which will now be broadcast in New York since that is where 'Live' tapes their show.

Seacrest also executive produces 'E!'s Live from the Red Carpet' award shows, 'Keeping up with the Kardashians', as well as hosting ABC's 'Dick Clark's New Years Rocking Eve.'

Michelle Pollino, FOX News.

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