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Live with Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest?

Kelly Ripa says she'll announce her new permanent co-host shortly.

CNN says it's Dunwoody native Ryan Seacrest.

PAST COVERAGE: Rapper Bow Wow once said he’d like to be Kelly Ripa’s co-host

“Live with Kelly Ripa and Alec Baldwin?”

Why do viewers care so much about morning TV hosts?

9 people who could or should replace Michael Strahan

“Live” airs at 9 a.m. on Channel 2.

Ripa’s partnered with a steady stream of temporary sidekicks including Andy Cohen, Jimmy Kimmel and Christian Slater since former morning partner  Michael Strahan  exited about a year ago to focus on “Good Morning America.” She  stayed away for several days, reportedly furious over how the announcement regarding Strahan was handled.

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