Michael Strahan On Vacation During Hurricane Harvey Coverage
Is Michael Strahan too busy relaxing to cover Hurricane Harvey on-the-ground in Houston?
Being that Strahan is from Houston himself, ABC thought it would be an amazing idea for him to help cover the tragedy currently underway in his hometown. But the way Strahan’s vacation was set up…he wasn’t letting something like half his city being underwater interfere with his off time. At least that’s what an anonymous source is sharing with Page Six.
“ABC News asked Strahan to come home from his vacation. He’s from Houston. But he refused and is still floating around on a yacht in Greece somewhere. ABC is really upset with him.”
An additional source stated that ABC execs “just cannot believe he didn’t come back.”
However, other reps for Strahan and GMA say that is NOT the case. Senior executive producer Michael Corn, tells Page Six:
“I spoke with [Strahan] every day. Michael was very clear he wanted to be part of the coverage, and we decided the best plan was for him to lead the charge covering the recovery.”
Strahan’s own representative said:
“They did not ask him to come back. He’s been in direct contact with his family — and thankfully they are doing fine. He is headed [to Houston] next week and will help in any way that he can.”
Hmmm. So which version of the story is accurate? Either way, it’s great that Strahan and all his family members are safe.