Tony Reali Scores "GMA" Correspondent Role, Will Still Host "Around The Horn"
ESPN's Tony Reali "has re-upped his deal with the cable network -- and scored a regular gig" on ABC's "GMA," according to Michael O'Connell of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Reali joins "GMA" as its "first social media contributor and will appear in its recently unveiled 'Social Square' to engage viewers online." Reali will move from DC to N.Y. later this year. He will remain the host of ESPN's "Around the Horn," and the show will "get a new Times Square space close to his GMA studio." Reali said, "I love sports and I love ESPN, but there's a lot outside of sports that I like, too. Just the chance to have one foot in and one foot out is a dream." He added that ESPN and ABC are "still working out how often he'll appear" on "GMA" -- though he "anticipates two or three days a week." O'Connell notes Reali's move to N.Y. means that his involvement on ESPN's "PTI" will "be coming to an end." Prior to this, his broadcasting career had "consisted of covering sports exclusively" (HOLLYWOODREPORTER.com, 4/10).