August 20, 2012 by Brian Anthony Hernandez Like+1SharePin ItShare“On September 4, I’ll be joined by my new co-host,” a giddy Kelly Ripa revealed in a video posted on Live! With Kelly‘s Facebook page Monday. The announcement will end an almost year-long search for a replacement to to fill Regis Philbin’s vacancy. Philbin retired in November — after clocking 995,000 minutes in his 28 years as the morning show’s leading man. Since then, Ripa has been hosting Live!