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The Best Morning Show Hosts & Anchors  

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List Rules Vote up the best hosts and anchors on morning shows.

Many people's morning rituals involve sitting down with their breakfast and watching their favorite morning news show. There is just something about watching a trusted anchor deliver the news and the occasional puff-piece to get you in the mood to start the day. Whether you turn to ABC This Morning or CBS Morning News, there's practically a morning show on every major network channel. Which of these morning show hosts do you enjoy watching shortly after waking up?

Janai Norman and Kenneth Moton are the current anchors on ABC This Morning. The show originally debuted in 1982, and it has gone through a slew of anchors over the years. They deliver live breaking news so that you have something to talk about around the water cooler once you get to work. CBS This Morning has Gayle King, Norah O'Donnell, and John Dickerson currently serve as co-anchors to give you something to watch when you wake up on the weekends. 

No matter what channel you tune into, there is someone there waiting to give you the news. You can let the world know who you think the best morning show hosts are. Vote for your favorite anchors and hosts who are presently on TV. 

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Kelly Cass is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Morning Show Hosts & Anchors
America's Morning Headquarters
Meteorologist ' ' ' Kelly Cass' ' ' is an On-Camera Meteorologist at The Weather Channel, She first appeared on air at The Weather Channel in January 2000. Before joining The Weather Channel, ...more
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Al Roker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Morning Show Hosts & Anchors
Today
Albert Lincoln "Al" Roker, Jr. is an American television personality, weather forecaster, actor, and book author. He is best known as being the weather anchor on NBC's Today. On ...more
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Willie Geist is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Morning Show Hosts & Anchors
Morning Joe
William Russell "Willie" Geist is an American television personality. He is co-anchor of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, and co-anchor of NBC's Today's Take the third hour of The Today Show. ...more
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Hoda Kotb is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Morning Show Hosts & Anchors
Today
Hoda Kotb is an Egyptian-American television news anchor and TV host known as the co-host of the Today Show's fourth hour with Kathie Lee Gifford. She won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2010 as part of ...more
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Natalie Morales-Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Morning Show Hosts & Anchors
Today
Natalie Morales-Rhodes is an American broadcast journalist, working for NBC News. She is the Today Show '​s news anchor and third hour co-anchor and appears on other programs including Dateline ...more
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Jenna Bush Hager is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Morning Show Hosts & Anchors
Today
Jenna Welch Bush Hager is the younger of the fraternal twin daughters of the 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, and a granddaughter of the 41st U.S. President ...more
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Carson Daly is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Morning Show Hosts & Anchors
Today
Carson Jones Daly is an American television host, radio personality, producer and television personality. Prior to 2002, Daly was a VJ on MTV's Total Request Live, and a DJ for the Southern ...more
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Jane Pauley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Morning Show Hosts & Anchors
CBS News Sunday Morning
Margaret Jane Pauley, better known as Jane Pauley, is an American television anchor and journalist, and has been involved in news reporting since 1975. She is best known for her 13-year tenure ...more
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Ginger Zee is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Morning Show Hosts & Anchors
Good Morning America
Ginger Zee is a weather anchor for Good Morning America.
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Amy Robach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Morning Show Hosts & Anchors
Good Morning America
Amy Joanne Robach is an American television journalist working for ABC News. She is the News Anchor for Good Morning America. Previously, she was a national correspondent for NBC News, co-host ...more
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Michael Strahan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Morning Show Hosts & Anchors
Good Morning America
Michael Anthony Strahan is a retired American football defensive end who spent his entire 15-year career with the New York Giants of the National Football League. Strahan set a record for the ...more
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Sandra Smith is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Morning Show Hosts & Anchors
America's Newsroom
Sandra Kaye Smith is a reporter for the Fox Business Network and co-host of Outnumbered on the Fox News Channel in New York City. She is originally from Wheaton, Illinois and ran Track & ...more
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Kenneth Moton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Morning Show Hosts & Anchors
Kenneth Moton America This Morning
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Pete Hegseth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Morning Show Hosts & Anchors
Pete Hegseth Fox & Friends
Peter Brian Hegseth is a former executive director of Vets For Freedom and was a senior counterinsurgency instructor at the Counterinsurgency Training Center in Kabul with the Minnesota National ...more
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Savannah Guthrie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Morning Show Hosts & Anchors
Today
Savannah Clark Guthrie is an American journalist and attorney, working for NBC News. She has been co-anchor of The Today Show since July 2012. Guthrie joined NBC News in September 2007 as a ...more
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George Stephanopoulos is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Morning Show Hosts & Anchors
Good Morning America
George Robert Stephanopoulos is an American television journalist and a former U.S. Democratic Party political advisor. Stephanopoulos rose to early prominence as a communications director for ...more
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Brian Kilmeade is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Morning Show Hosts & Anchors
Fox & Friends
Brian Kilmeade is a Fox News Channel television personality. Weekdays, he co-hosts Fox's morning show, Fox & Friends, along with Steve Doocy and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. He also hosts the Fox ...more
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Bill Hemmer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Morning Show Hosts & Anchors
America's Newsroom
Bill Hemmer is an American journalist for the Fox News Channel, based in New York City. He is a co-anchor of America's Newsroom from 9am to 11am ET. Previously, he reported and anchored at CNN ...more
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Norah O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Morning Show Hosts & Anchors
CBS This Morning
Norah O’Donnell is a nominee of News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long-Form.
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Jim Cantore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Morning Show Hosts & Anchors
America's Morning Headquarters
James D. "Jim" Cantore is an American meteorologist. He is best known as an on-air personality for The Weather Channel.
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John Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Morning Show Hosts & Anchors
CBS This Morning
John Frederick Dickerson is an American journalist. He is chief political correspondent for Slate magazine and political director of CBS News. Before joining Slate, Dickerson covered politics at ...more
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Lee Corso is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Morning Show Hosts & Anchors
College GameDay
Leland "Lee" Corso is an American sports broadcaster and football analyst for ESPN and former long-time college football coach. He has been a featured analyst on ESPN's College GameDay ...more
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David Pollack is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Morning Show Hosts & Anchors
College GameDay
David M. Pollack is a former American college and professional football linebacker who played two seasons in the National Football League, having suffered a career-ending injury in the second ...more
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Kirk Herbstreit is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Morning Show Hosts & Anchors
College GameDay
Kirk Herbstreit is an American analyst for ESPN's College GameDay, a television program covering college football and a provider of color commentary on college football games on ESPN and ABC. He ...more
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Robin Meade is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Morning Show Hosts & Anchors
Morning Express with Robin Meade
Robin Michelle Meade is the lead news anchor for HLN's morning show Morning Express with Robin Meade. Meade is a former Miss Ohio and began her broadcasting career with local stations in that ...more