Former Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez has sealed a deal with ABC News, that will see him appearing in segments across the news division including for “Good Morning America” and “World News Tonight.”
A-Rod, 41, had been in talks with ABC News brass about appearing as an on-air contributor for sports, family and even financial segments for shows across the network.
ABC is talking to Alex about taking a role in the news division and expanding his appearances across a number of its shows. Viewers are not going to see Alex weekly, more like once a month, it could be more if ratings do well. He will be an ABC News contributor and he’ll also be involved 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 on how much your kids should be working out, or business and personal-finance reports, like how to overhaul your bills.” (not too sure if this will resonate with the average person that does not have a 300 plus Million dollar contract like A-ROD does)
His MLB commentary would remain exclusive to Fox Sports, meaning he likely couldn’t appear on ESPN, but the insider said, “If there’s a big World Series story to discuss, you could see A-Rod on ABC talking about the game.”
He has been announced as a guest host on “Shark Tank” and has already co-hosted “The View.” After having discussions about expanding his role, he will appear on a variety of ABC properties, including “GMA” and has ideas about what topics he’d like to cover.