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Monday 21st May 2018

'GMA' Employees 'Relieved' by Lara Spencer's Cut Airtime, Report Claims

She claims to be "focusing on her lifestyle brand."

Following reports that Lara Spencer would be reducing her role on Good Morning America "to focus on her lifestyle brand," a new story suggests that all isn't as it seems over at ABC.

According to Page Six, the GMA staff is "relieved" at Spencer's cut airtime, taking no issue that she has been reduced from five days a week to just three.

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The morning talk show is set to spend more time highlighting its main trio - George Stephanopoulos, Michael Strahan, and Robin Roberts - with this schedule shift.

Along with the change made to Spencer, Amy Robach has been given a promotion that moves her to 20/20.

On Sunday, April 15, PEOPLE published a story about Spencer, noting that "she will continue to join the GMA desk on select mornings each week and contribute to special assignment reporting."

A source told the publication that "she knows she can’t balance GMA, all her upcoming television shows and DuffKat while also finding time for her family."

Page Six's source claims that isn't the case, saying that the story about her was leaked to hide the fact that people don't mind Spencer's schedule being cut back.

"She treats staff badly, she yells at people and she makes a lot of extra work for people," a source told Page Six.

While each outlet has reported their own story, a representative from GMA has said that all statements knocking Spencer are completely "ridiculous."

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"She is the ultimate team player," they said. "Lara decided to cut back her hours on GMA to focus on her production company."

Good Morning America airs at 7 a.m. ET on ABC.