GMA host George Stephanopoulos broke his silence on social media. This comes after he casually announced his new gig on Twitter. Earlier this month, the veteran shared that he has a new project in the works. George will be helping out aspiring journalists on the Hulu series Power Trip.
Since then, he’s gone quiet on social media. Fans wonder if his new series will affect his job with Good Morning America. George has already been away from the desk long after his return from his trip to the Mediterranean with his wife Ali Wentworth. Now, find out what news George is sharing with his fans.
George Stephanopoulos shares big news with fans
On Friday, September 23, George Stephanopoulos shared the first in a series of videos with his 84.8k followers. The inspirational videos mentioned his new gig. He shared the latest news of his new show with his followers. The series Power Trip premiered on the streaming platform on Sunday, September 25.
“I’m so excited about this show. We’re going to feature our young reporters, we call them embeds, who go out and cover campaigns,” George Stephanopoulos explains in his Instagram video. “It’s the first time ever where you’re really going to see [the reporters] doing their jobs in real-time, trying to get answers from politicians, trying to figure out what’s on voters’ minds.”
— George Stephanopoulos (@GStephanopoulos) September 15, 2022
The new project is officially titled Power Trip — Those Who Seek Power and Those Who Chase Them. It follows young reporters who will cover the midterm elections. George will also make an appearance in the series. He will offer advice and counseling. Some fans have been wondering if this new project hints at his retirement from the morning show.
He wants to help out “the next generation of journalists.” So far, the trailer for the new series received a mixed reaction from fans. One said that it was a “hard pass” since they had enough of politics. Another slammed George Stephanopoulos, saying that he is “no journalist.”
Is the GMA host trying to become a celebrity?
There hasn’t been much reaction to George Stephanopoulos’ new Instagram videos. Most of the comments came from his Iranian followers. They’re begging George to show his support for the “women who are fighting for freedom and justice.” Meanwhile, fans on Twitter think George is trying too hard to become a celebrity.
Over on the platform, the fans have shared their thoughts on journalists becoming celebrities. They think people like George Stephanopoulos are blurring the lines between the two professions. Others called him out for becoming a reality star. Per a Variety report, George will serve as an adviser and analyst to the group of seven reporters throughout the eight episodes.
What are your thoughts on George Stephanopoulos’ new gig? Do you plan to watch Power Trip? Or, do you think he should stick to journalism? Sound off below in the comment section.
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