Michael Strahan
American football player, defensive end
Michael Strahan
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Hey GMA! Produce Your Personalities
Huffington Post - 21 days
My sister happened to mention the other day that she and her two daughters have stopped watching Good Morning America. "All they do is giggle - it's so annoying!" she says. I haven't watched GMA much since I executive produced Robin Roberts on GMA Sunday back in 1998. And for the seven years before that, I beat GMA in the daily ratings when I created and showran the KTLA Morning News, the Los Angeles morning monster that became the highest-rated local morning show in history. I earned my Masters's degree in morning news on the KTLA lot. So after watching this morning's GMA, I'd like to give its current producers some unsolicited advice on why people like my sister and her two key-demo daughters are turning them off. Today's 2-hour show was the post-Superbowl episode, so let's look at content first. Michael Strahan was in Houston where he told an interesting story about Tom Brady. And that's exactly why Strahan is worth whatever millions they're paying him - because he can get ...
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Apple Music's Carpool Karaoke: Everything We Know So Far
Yahoo News - about 2 months
Carpool Karaoke is coming to a computer screen near you very soon! James Corden and his co-producers, Ben Winston and Eric R. Pankowski, revealed what you can expect from their upcoming Apple Music TV show based on the viral sketch from The Late Late Show at the Television Critics Association winter previews Monday.Here's what you need to know about the show, which will premiere later this year. 1. It's the first original show by Apple Music Apple's streaming service Apple Music is getting into the original video game and Carpool Karaoke is its first crack at it. That means to watch the new show you'll need to cough up $10 a month -- but you'll also get to stream artists like Taylor Swift who aren't available on Spotify. 2. There are 16 episodes with 16 different hosts Carpool Karaoke will have a revolving door of your favorite celebrities and singers driving around Los Angeles and singing to each other -- and it'll be completely different each episode. While Corden shows up to hang ou ...
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WATCH: Holiday Crafting: How to Make the Best Bedazzled Ornaments
ABC News - 4 months
DIY expert Nicole Farb shares three decorating tips for holiday ornaments, then Michael Strahan and Ginger Zee compete to see who can make the best ornament in 30 seconds!
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What Kids Are Saying About the 2016 Presidential Race
abc News - 4 months
Michael Strahan spoke with fourth-grade students in New York City.
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Michael Strahan Calls Divorce One Of The 'Toughest Things' He's Ever Been Through
Huffington Post - 5 months
Divorce puts you through the emotional wringer. Just ask Michael Strahan. In the new issue of People, the “Good Morning America” co-anchor opens up about his two divorces. His first marriage to Wanda Hutchins lasted from 1992 to 1996; his second marriage, to Jean Muggli, ended after seven years in 2006, resulting in a messy, highly publicized court battle.  “Personally, getting divorced is probably one of the toughest things I’ve ever gone through but it was also a learning experience and I learned a lot about myself and I learned a lot about a lot of the people who were around at that time and some aren’t around anymore,” the 44-year-old tells the magazine. Luckily, the former NFL player said his relationships with both ex-wives are positive today. He also told People that divorce ultimately taught him just how “strong” he was, and that he was more than capable as a father. (He has twins with Muggli and two grown children with Hutchins.)  I love my crew!! ...
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Michael Strahan Sounds Really Surprised That He And Kelly Ripa Aren't Friends
Huffington Post - 5 months
Michael Strahan must be living in a parallel universe, because for some odd reason, he’s under the impression that he and Kelly Ripa should still be friends.  In a new interview with People, the former NFL player and former “Live With Kelly and Michael” co-host opened up about leaving the show, but conveniently left out the part where he blindsided Ripa with his announcement before going public with it. Ripa, hurt by the news, then refused to show up to work. “I wasn’t surprised by her reaction at all, but I can’t control somebody else’s actions,” Strahan said. “I was there four years, and it’s about more than just being in front of the camera.” While his decision to leave Ripa in the dark was made with a few other execs, the 44-year-old now seems upset that the split painted him as the one in the wrong (hint: he was).  “Toward the end of it all, we didn’t really communicate that much,” Strahan said. “I kinda looked at it like, ‘It was what it was.’ I come from a business ...
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Mario Lopez Ends Those 'Live With Kelly' Co-Hosting Rumors
Huffington Post - 5 months
Ever since Michael Strahan’s controversial exit from “Live,” rumors have been flying about who is going to replace him. One of the subjects of those whispers is Bayside graduate Mario Lopez. Lopez has been a guest co-host on the show before, and was cheeky when Ellen DeGeneres asked him about the possibility of joining Kelly Ripa back in April. But unfortunately, A.C. Slater is officially tapping out. Lopez confirmed to The Huffington Post that the rumors are now just rumors. “No, I mean those were flattering and very sweet, but I’m here in LA, and I’ve already got a couple jobs and my family here. But she’s awesome. I’d love to go back and hang with her anytime,” said Lopez. The jobs he’s referring to, hosting “Extra” and a radio show, aren’t enough to keep him away from another new project, however. Lopez is partnering with Box Tops for Education in honor of the program’s 20th birthday. You can see the actor starring as a gym teacher in Box Tops’ new “Don’t Be Absent fr ...
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Tom Brady, Michael Strahan produce 'Religion of Sports' show
Yahoo News - 6 months
BOSTON (AP) — Call it the unholy alliance: one-time Super Bowl rivals Tom Brady and Michael Strahan are teaming up to produce a six-part documentary TV series called the "Religion of Sports."
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Michael Strahan reportedly nervous for new 'GMA' role
Fox News - 7 months
Michael Strahan is “nervous” about reporting on the news in his new role at ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
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Michael Strahan's 'GMA' arrival forcing big changes
Fox News - 8 months
There are big talent changes ahead at “Good Morning America” after the upcoming full-time arrival of Michael Strahan, TV insiders tell Page Six.
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Michael Strahan Says He Hasn't Missed 'Live' At All Since He Left
The Huffington Post - 8 months
Even after Michael Strahan's abrupt exit from "Live with Kelly and Michael" we're still talking about the former NFL player's drama with Kelly Ripa.  On an upcoming episode of Chelsea Handler's Netflix talk show, Strahan opens up about his time away from the morning show, saying he hasn't watched it since he left.   More...
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Shonda Rhimes Opens Up About Sara Ramirez's Shock 'Grey's Anatomy' Departure
Huffington Post - 9 months
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michael Strahan
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 44
    In 2016, ABC announced that Strahan would be hosting a summer revival of The $100,000 Pyramid, which would air on Sunday nights along with the Steve Harvey-hosted Celebrity Family Feud and the Alec Baldwin-hosted Match Game as part of a "Sunday Fun & Games" lineup.
    More Details Hide Details Strahan is on record as saying that the Pyramid was one of his favorite game shows growing up. The $100,000 Pyramid premiered on Sunday, June 26 at 9 pm ET/8 pm CT and has been the highest-rated program of the three game shows in the Fun & Games block. On September 8, 2015, Michael Strahan launched a men's clothing line exclusively through J. C. Penney. Included in this men's line are suits, collared shirts, belts, ties, cufflinks, suspenders, and other accessories. Strahan described the clothing line as being both stylish and affordable. Strahan resides in Rutherford, New Jersey. and graduated from Texas Southern University in 1993.
    On April 19, 2016 ABC announced that Strahan would be leaving Live! with Kelly and Michael to begin working full-time on Good Morning America.
    More Details Hide Details Strahan won a Daytime Emmy twice for "Outstanding Talk Show Host" during his tenure with the show.
    As of 2016, he is the host of the ABC game show The $100,000 Pyramid.
    More Details Hide Details Strahan was born in Houston, Texas. He is the youngest child of Louise (Traylor) Strahan, a basketball coach, and Gene Willie Strahan, a retired Army Major and a boxer with a 1–1 record against future heavyweight Ken Norton. He is the nephew of retired pro football player Arthur Strahan. Gene was a major in the U.S. Army, and when Michael was 9, the family moved to an army post - BFV (Benjamin Franklin Village) - in Mannheim, West Germany.
  • 2014
    Age 42
    On November 3, 2014, he was presented his Hall of Fame ring at halftime of the New York Giants-Indianapolis Colts game by the Giants.
    More Details Hide Details In attendance were 100 former Giants players as well as former teammates of Strahan's.
    Super Bowl XLVIII, played in East Rutherford, New Jersey, was dedicated to Strahan upon his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Strahan performed the ceremonial coin toss, accompanied by the other members of that year's PFHOF class. Strahan also commented on the trophy presentation for Fox, since Terry Bradshaw (who had commented on the trophy presentations for Fox's previous Super Bowl broadcasts) was mourning the death of his father.
    On February 1, 2014, he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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  • 2013
    Age 41
    On February 2, 2013, Strahan failed to get voted into The Pro Football Hall of Fame. 2013 was his first year of eligibility.
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  • 2012
    Age 40
    After twenty guest appearances over two years, Strahan was selected as Kelly Ripa's new co-host on September 4, 2012, marking his first official day on the rechristened syndicated talk show, Live! with Kelly and Michael.
    More Details Hide Details Ratings instantly surged, impressively generating year-over-year time slot gains across all key demographics, towering over its nearest competition, the fourth hour of NBC's Today Show, by 87 percent.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2011
    Age 39
    In June 2011, Strahan filmed a commercial supporting legalizing same-sex marriage in New York.
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  • 2009
    Age 37
    In August 2009 Strahan became engaged to Nicole Mitchell, Eddie Murphy's ex-wife, however in 2014 the two broke off their engagement due to busy schedules.
    More Details Hide Details In 2002, he had a multimillion-dollar restoration and renovation done on Georgian Heights, a home built in 1906 at 99 Lloyd Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey, a red brick house with a carriage house and greenhouse that he bought in 2000 for $1.3 million. Before moving in he allowed the Junior League of Montclair-Newark to use his house as a model home for its Montclair Junior League show house charity fundraiser. From May 28–31, the League decorated the mansion, had a 'bare bones' party and a black-tie affair; they also held $25 tours to fund Junior League programs called Children At Risk and HomeCorp. Children At Risk aids children and families and HomeCorp is a housing agency that helps low income people achieve home ownership. "Basically, we're redoing our house to let strangers walk through it for a month," Strahan said. "It's a month-long fundraiser. They'll come in and decorate, paint the walls. They'll hang the curtains, bring in furniture, light fixtures. None of it will be ours. When they're done, if we want something, we get it at cost."
  • 2008
    Age 36
    On June 9, 2008, Strahan retired from the NFL.
    More Details Hide Details He told Jay Glazer of Foxsports.com "It's time, I'm done." Strahan retired with a 2007 Super Bowl Title (his last game), 141.5 career sacks, 854 career tackles, 4 career interceptions, 24 forced fumbles and 3 career touchdowns in 200 games over a 15-year career (through 2007 season). He was also named to the Pro Bowl roster seven times.
    On Sunday February 3, 2008, at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, Strahan had 2 tackles and 1 sack in Super Bowl XLII, in what is considered one of the biggest upsets in NFL history.
    More Details Hide Details Bolstered by a strong defense and unrelenting pass rush, the Giants went on to win the game 17-14, over the then-undefeated 18-0 New England Patriots, giving Strahan his first Super Bowl win as an NFL starter. His saying was "Stomp you out!"
  • 2007
    Age 35
    On September 30, 2007, he sacked Donovan McNabb from the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football, increasing his career total to 133.5, setting a new franchise record.
    More Details Hide Details This total does not include 9½ sacks accrued by Taylor in his rookie season of 1981, the year before sacks became an official NFL statistic.
    In March 2007, the court ordered the Montclair, New Jersey mansion to be auctioned and the sales money split evenly with Jean; the house is valued at $3.6 million.
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  • 2006
    Age 34
    On October 23, 2006, with a sack of Drew Bledsoe in a Monday night game against the Dallas Cowboys, Strahan tied Lawrence Taylor for the Giants franchise record for most career sacks with 132½.
    More Details Hide Details It was the last sack Strahan would get that season, as two weeks later he suffered a Lisfranc fracture against the Houston Texans and would miss the remainder of the season and the playoffs. His 15th and final season proved to be the Giants' best record since 1990.
    It seemed as though Strahan would retire after the 2006 season when he did not report to Giants training camp and missed the entire preseason, but the 14-year veteran opted to return for one final year.
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  • 2005
    Age 33
    He rebounded in 2005, returning to the Pro Bowl, with his protégé, Osi Umenyiora as the two combined for 26 sacks while anchoring the Giants' defense.
    More Details Hide Details Strahan was considered by many coaches, peers, and experts as the standard, and best at his position during the prime of his career (1997-2005). He was also regarded as one of if not the best defensive end ever at defending the run which made people and peers view him as a complete defensive end.
  • 2004
    Age 32
    Throughout the greater part of the 2004 season, Strahan was injured with a torn pectoral muscle, which limited him to only 4 sacks.
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  • 2002
    Age 30
    He accused the front office of not trying to be competitive in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details Four days later, running back Tiki Barber ripped him for being selfish and greedy. The two had a heated phone conversation that night, and Strahan said they no longer speak. It also surfaced in the spring that the Giants explored trading Strahan, after which he suggested that management had orchestrated the contract flap to make him look bad. The team denied that. Few defensive ends in the NFL were more dominant than Strahan from 1997 to 2005. He was named the 2001 NFL Defensive Player of the Year and was a two-time NFC Defensive Player of the Year (in 2001 and 2003).
    In 2002, Michael Strahan and the Giants negotiated on a new contract.
    More Details Hide Details He said the team failed to negotiate after he turned down its first contract proposal.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2000
    Age 28
    Strahan was a member of the 2000 Giants and participated in their playoff run to Super Bowl XXXV.
    More Details Hide Details Despite coming off a strong NFC Championship Game, where the Giants defeated the Minnesota Vikings 41 -, the Baltimore Ravens proved too strong for the Giants and they were handily defeated 34 - 7.
  • 1999
    Age 27
    In 1999, he married Jean Muggli of North Dakota after meeting at a Manhattan spa. They have twin daughters, Sophia and Isabella Strahan (b. 2004). They divorced acrimoniously in 2006. In January 2007 Judge James B. Convery awarded Muggli $15 million in a divorce settlement in addition to $18,000 monthly child support.
    More Details Hide Details In her testimony, Muggli claimed that their (at the time 20-month-old) daughters liked "to be accessorized", and that "Isabella doesn't like to leave the house without a purse" and that the children's preferences justified her spending $22,500 on photo shoots, $27,000 on clothing, and $1,700 for sign language classes. (Neither daughter is hearing impaired.) With this being more than half of his $22 million in assets, Strahan appealed.
  • 1998
    Age 26
    In 1998, Strahan continued his success, racking up 15 sacks and being voted into his second Pro-Bowl and All-Pro team.
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  • 1997
    Age 25
    After a few unremarkable seasons, Strahan had a breakout year in 1997, recording 14 sacks.
    More Details Hide Details He was voted into his first Pro Bowl and was also named First Team All-Pro by the Associated Press.
  • 1996
    Age 24
    He was married to his first wife, Wanda Hutchins, in Germany until 1996.
    More Details Hide Details They have a daughter, Tanita Strahan (b. 1992), and son, Michael Anthony Strahan, Jr. (b. 1995). Strahan then moved them to the US and purchased a $163,000 house in the same Houston neighborhood in which his parents reside.
  • 1993
    Age 21
    Strahan was drafted by the New York Giants in 1993.
    More Details Hide Details He played in only 9 games due to injuries, and missed the Giants' two playoff games that season.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1991
    Age 19
    As a junior in 1991, Strahan led the SWAC with 14.5 quarterback sacks.
    More Details Hide Details His 41.5 career sacks is a Texas Southern record.
  • 1985
    Age 13
    Although Strahan did not begin to play high school football at Westbury High School (Houston, Texas) until his senior year, he did play organized football while attending school at MAHS (Mannheim American High School) a US Department of Defense Dependent High School, in Käfertal (Mannheim), Germany, playing linebacker for the Mannheim Redskins in 1985.
    More Details Hide Details The summer before Strahan's senior year of high school, his father sent him to live with his uncle Art in Houston so he could attend Westbury High School. Strahan played one season of football, which was enough for him to get a scholarship offer from Texas Southern University. He then flew back to Germany for the spring term, where he graduated from Mannheim Christian. Strahan followed in the footsteps of his uncle Art, who also played defensive end at Texas Southern University. Strahan was so dominant he drew double teams, and TSU coaches dubbed Strahan double teaming "Strahan rules." By his junior season, Strahan began to turn himself into an NFL prospect. As a senior with the Texas Southern Tigers, Strahan was selected All-America first team by The Poor Man's Guide to the NFL Draft, The Sheridan Network, Edd Hayes Black College Sports Report and the Associated Press. He recorded 62 tackles with a school-record 19 quarterback sacks and 32 tackles totaling 142 yards in losses. He was also selected Division I-AA Defensive Player of the Year by The Poor Man's Guide and Edd Hayes Black College Sports Report. In 1992 he was named First Team All-Southwestern Athletic Conference and the SWAC's Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. He was also named Black College Defensive Player of the Year.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1971
    Born
    Born on November 21, 1971.
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