Live with Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest?

Kelly Ripa says she'll announce her new permanent co-host shortly.

CNN says it's Dunwoody native Ryan Seacrest.

“Live” airs at 9 a.m. on Channel 2.
Ripa’s partnered with a steady stream of temporary sidekicks including Andy Cohen, Jimmy Kimmel and Christian Slater since former morning partner  Michael Strahan  exited about a year ago to focus on “Good Morning America.” She  stayed away for several days, reportedly furious over how the announcement regarding Strahan was handled.