Another seat in the musical chairs game that is morning TV has been taken.
Primetime co-anchor Chris Cuomo has been tapped to be news anchor on Good Morning America, where he'll helm the periodic news segments that appear during the broadcast and serve as the principal substitute anchor for Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts.
The son of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo and ABC News' senior legal correspondent will also continue to work on Primetime in the same capacity.
"I could not be more proud to join the GMA family," the 36-year-old Cuomo said in a statement. "After years at ABC News working with these very talented and good people, this is an enormous privilege."
Charles Gibson, who anchored GMA for 19 years, left the show in June to assume the lead anchor role on ABC's World News Tonight, which has since been renamed World News with Charles Gibson.
ABC had thought it had found its golden team, picking Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff to fill the late Peter Jennings' much-loved shoes. But after Woodruff was injured in a roadside bomb attack while reporting from Iraq and Vargas announced she was going on maternity leave this summer, ABC returned to Gibson, who had served as a fill-in anchor after Jennings' death from lung cancer last August but had passed on the idea of taking the post permanently.
But now Cuomo is on board to add the requisite testosterone to GMA.
"We are very pleased that Chris is joining Good Morning America," ABC News President David Westin said. "He has proven himself as a talented and versatile journalist who can handle everything from breaking news to features."
Cuomo joined ABC News in 2000 and before that worked as a political policy analyst and/or correspondent for CNBC, MSNBC, CNN and Fox News Channel. He started co-anchoring Primetime in April 2004.
GMA isn't the only network morning show undergoing big changes, of course. Next month Meredith Vieira joins NBC's Today show, replacing Katie Couric, who left in May to become lead anchor of the CBS Evening News.
While Today has almost always had the higher ratings of the two, the gap has actually widened since Couric's departure, with Today now averaging 896,000 more viewers a day than GMA, per the Los Angeles Times.
"You'd have to be an idiot to think it's going to be an easy fight to win," GMA senior executive producer Jim Murphy told the Times. "I have great hopes that the team we're putting together is going to be really competitive and has a good chance of overtaking them, hopefully in the next year."