David Hartman, Good Morning America
Question: I was wondering who was the first female host of Good Morning America. I say Joan Lunden. Actually, I bet my sister a gift certificate that it was. Who's right? While you're at it, when did it first come on? Thank you, sir.Answer: You're quite welcome, ma'am, but you'll still be buying sis that certificate.
There were two female cohosts paired off with original host David Hartman before Lunden. When Good Morning America launched in November 1975, actress Nancy Dussault shared the set with him. After a year, she departed and Sandy Hill was brought in. But Hill, who had worked as a reporter, wasn't happy being tied to the set and, according to rumors, wasn't exactly best friends with Hartman, who was credited with allowing ABC to mount its first serious challenge to the morning dominance of NBC's