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Watch: Brian Shactman’s wife, kids wish him luck on first day

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Brian Shactman officially took over hosting duties on Way Too Early this morning, and the staff had a few surprises for him. Louis Burgdorf guided him through a quick Q&A where we learned Shactman prefers the Stones to Zeppelin. The show’s original host Willie Geist dropped in for a ceremonial passing of the baton, and Shactman’s wife and kids even called in to wish him good luck.

The new host was also kind enough to answer a few of our questions last week on taking the Way Too Early reins.

Watch: Brian Shactman's wife, kids wish him luck on first day

Updated