NEW YORK CITY -

Michael Strahan has won the job to sit next to Kelly Ripa, according to online reports.

Broadcasting & Cable reported exclusively on Tuesday that the former New York Giants defensive end was selected as the new co-host on "Live! With Kelly."

Since Regis Philbin's exit last November, Kelly Ripa has had 59 guest co-hosts from singer Nick Lachey, to Strahan and even her husband, Mark Consuelos.

When Live! returns from summer hiatus on September 3, Ripa will be solo in preparation for the big reveal. 

The next day, she will walk out with her new partner.