Hollywood Reporter- Nobody is pushing the mute button on Tony Reali. The ESPN personality, who’s brandished the Around the Horn silencer as host of the panel series since 2004, has re-upped his deal with the cable network — and scored a regular gig on Good Morning Americain the process.
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Reali’s latest extension has given him the role of contributor on corporate sibling ABC’s morning flagship. Reali will move from Washington, D.C., to his native New York later this year, whereAround the Horn will get a new Times Square space close to hisGMA studio. Reali joins GMA as its first social media contributor and will appear in its recently unveiled “Social Square” to engage viewers online.
Gotta say, I’m pretty happy to hear about this. When Max Kellerman left Around The Horn, I thought that the show would be doomed. But Reali, AKA Stat Boy stepped up big time and was able to host the show without missing a beat. Reali has always seemed like a good dude who actually knows his sports and current events, which is not always the case on that network. The only bummer is that he will not be on PTI anymore, but I guess all good things need to come to an end. Welcome back to NY, Stat Boy! Do the damn thang!
PS- A gig talking about social media? Has to be a Top 10 best job in the world, right? I spend every waking hour on Twitter, so I couldn’t imagine getting paid for it. Some guys have all the luck. You’re welcome.Follow @TheClemReport