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ABC News' Ashton Named Recurring Co-Host on 'The Doctors'

Dr. Jennifer Ashton is joining CBS Television Distribution's The Doctors as a recurring co-host starting on Tuesday, Oct. 15, said Executive Producer Jay McGraw.

"Each appearance Dr. Ashton has made on The Doctors
over the years has resonated with our viewers," said McGraw in a
statement. "That, combined with her expertise as both a personal
physician and a medical correspondent, makes her a perfect fit for our

Ashton, an OB/GYN, also is a senior medical contributor to ABC News and has appeared on Good Morning America and World News with Diane Sawyer. She joins The Doctors'
host, Dr. Travis Stork, an emergency room physician, as well as plastic
surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon, pediatrician Dr. James Sears, urologist Dr.
Jennifer Berman, family medicine physician and sexologist Dr. Rachael
Ross and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist Dr. Ian K.
Smith on the show's panel.

Ashton, who runs triathlons, maintains a private medical practice in Englewood, N.J.

"My passion has always been to break down the barriers between
doctors and patients and help people become engaged in their own
health," explains Dr. Ashton. "There's no other show which delivers as
much valuable and trustworthy health and wellness information every day
and I'm proud to be a part of it."

Now in its sixth season, The Doctors
is produced by McGraw's Stage 29 Productions and distributed by CTD.
McGraw, Carla Pennington, Patricia Ciano, Jeff Hudson and Dr. Phil
McGraw are executive producers.