Alex Rodriguez has a deal with ABC News as a contributor to "Good Morning America" and "World News Tonight," a source told the New York Post
The source told the Post that Rodriguez, 41, will not only do sports segments, but will contribute to family and even financial segments across the network, which could also include the news magazine "Nightline."
"This doesn't mean that George Stephanopoulos and Michael Strahan should watch their backs — but ABC is talking to Alex about taking a role in the news division and expanding his appearances across a number of shows," a source told the New York Post. "Viewers are not going to see Alex weekly, more like once a month. But it could be more if he does well."
Fox News announced in March that it signed Rodriguez to a multi-year deal as a full-time analyst for its Major League Baseball coverage after spending time as a guest studio analyst. In that deal, Rodriguez signed on to do game analysis for "Fox MLB Saturday" programs and be the featured reporter for Fox baseball pregame coverage on Fox Sports One studio show "MLB Whiparound," according to Fox Sports.
Earlier this month, ABC announced that Rodriguez would be a guest "shark" on the ninth season of its reality startup business show "Shark Tank."
"One of Major League Baseball's greatest players, Rodriguez is chief executive officer of AROD Corp, a multi-faceted business conglomeration boasting coast to coast with an auto dealership group, international and domestic fitness clubs, and a fully integrated real estate empire, with over 200 employees and more than 12,000 units in their portfolio across 13 states," ABC said in its description of Rodriguez's business ventures.
Rodriguez is still being paid about $130,000 a night as a special adviser for the New York Yankees this season, and he's dating Grammy-nominated singer Jennifer Lopez, the New York Daily News reported.
Rodriguez, whose 696 home runs ranks him fourth in Major League Baseball history, was suspended for the whole 2014 season for his alleged involvement with the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drugs scandal, noted the Daily News.
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