LIVE WITH KELLY: TV Anchor Pat Kiernan: ‘The New Regis?’…..New Report Suggests He’s Frontrunner!

Pat Kiernan — anchor at NYC news channel NY1 — will co-host Live With Kelly this week with Kelly Ripa, and the New York Post is already suggesting he’s the one to fill Regis Philbin‘s shoes.

In an item headlined “The new Regis?” the Post reports ABC is “trying out” Pat with host Kelly Ripa, and “something could be brewing here.”

This week’s guest co-hosts kicked off Monday with Nick Lachey — who announced that wife Vanessa is pregnant — and others this week include actor Ewan McGregor, funnyman Martin Short, and actor Willem Dafoe, star of the film John Carter.

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Just In! Nick Lachey Announces On Live With Kelly That Wife Vanessa Is Pregnant

JUST-IN BABY NEWS! Nick Lachey & Vanessa Expecting A Baby!

Nick Lachey confirmed Monday morning what the Internet has been buzzing about for days: Wife Vanessa Minnillo  is pregnant.

He made the announcement on “LIVE with Kelly,” while guest co-hosting, that Vanessa is indeed pregnant, and the baby is due in late summer/early fall.

Vanessa had been spotted recently sporting what onlookers described as a baby bump. Plus, she gave a hint when she tweeted yesterday, “We’re helping daddy pack. Should @NickSLachey wear this tie Monday when he co-hosts @LiveKelly !!! Haha!.”

Plus, her baby ambitions have always been clear. For her twitter bio, Vanessa writes, “Wanna-be Mommy all the time.”