June 20, 2012 10:34am PT by Marisa Guthrie
Canadian Broadcaster Ben Mulroney Joins 'Good Morning America'
Canadian broadcaster Ben Mulroney will join ABC’s Good Morning America as a contributor. The CTV anchor will start this weekend on GMA where he'll fill in on the anchor desk for the vacationing Dan Harris.
Mulroney will split his time between ABC News and CTV in Toronto, where he anchors the popular entertainment news program ETalk.
The announcement was made Wednesday by ABC News president Ben Sherwood.
Mulroney, said Sherwood in making the announcement, “is a terrific broadcaster, quick on his feet, and excels at live television. Ben is a versatile journalist, equally comfortable on the red carpet, covering the Vancouver Winter Games or interviewing Canadian Prime Ministers (5 and counting including his own father, Brian Mulroney).”
Brian Mulroney was the 18th Prime Minister of Canada, serving from 1984-93. Ben Mulroney grew up in Montreal and attended Duke University in North Carolina. He did a stint co-hosting Live! with Kelly Ripa last May. He’ll continue to be based in Toronto.
Mulroney is represented by APA and Octagon Entertainment.