Former Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez has closed a deal with ABC News that will see him appear in segments within the news division, including “Good Morning America” and even “World News Tonight.”
A network insider said that A-Rod, 41, was in conversation with ABC News brass about appearing as an on-air contributor for sports, family and even financial segments for shows on the network, including “Nightline.”
The source said: “This does not mean that George Stephanopoulos and Michael Strahan should watch their back, but ABC is in conversation with Alex about taking a role in the news division and the expanding of his performances in a number of shows. Viewers not to see Alex weekly more than once per month. But it would be more if he is doing well. He will be an ABC News employee and he will also do things for “Nightline” and ” World News Tonight With David Muir.’
“Another source close to the star — who is already a full-time MLB analyst for Fox Sports — said: “Alex is interested in doing lifestyle, family-oriented programming, such as a piece of how many of your children have to work, or the business and personal financial reports, such as how to handle the revision of your bills.”
Reps for ABC and A-Rod declined to comment.
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