'GMA' staff reportedly 'relieved' by Lara Spencer's reduced air time: 'She treats staff badly'

"Good Morning America" co-anchor Lara Spencer is weathering reports that some ABC staffers are "relieved" that she'll appear less frequently on the daily program.

It was recently announced that Spencer is now slated for three appearances per week instead of five, which was publicly chalked up to Spencer's interest in developing her lifestyle brand. However, the behind-the-scenes narrative is less flattering, according to Page Six.

The announcement of Spencer's reduced screen time was allegedly met with some relief for employees.

“Staff are relieved that Lara’s schedule is being cut back,” one insider claims. “She treats staff badly, she yells at people and she makes a lot of extra work for people.”

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GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Ginger Zee and Lara Spencer on 'Good Morning America,' Tuesday, December 5, 2017, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) LARA SPENCER, GINGER ZEE
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Barbara Corcoran of ABC's 'Shark Tank' is a guest on 'Good Morning America,' Tuesday, November 28, 2017, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images) BARBARA CORCORAN, LARA SPENCER
PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 23: Television personality Lara Spencer attends the 98th Annual 6abc/Dunkin' Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 23, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Lara Spencer is seen taping Cash Cab in Midtown on November 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: Lara Spencer attends the Forbes Media Centennial Celebration at Pier 60 on September 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: Television personality Lara Spencer leaves the 'Good Morning America' taping at the ABC Times Square Studios on September 06, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 24: Chef Masaharu Morimoto and Lara Spencer attend the Citi VIP Lounge at Taste Of Tennis at W New York on August 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for AYS World)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Demi Lovato performs live from Central Park with Jax Jones and Cheat Codes as part of the Summer Concert Series on 'Good Morning America,' Friday, August 18, 2017, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Paula Lobo/ABC via Getty Images) ROB MARCIANO, LARA SPENCER
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Miles Brown is a guest on 'Good Morning America,' Tuesday, June 27, 2017, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images) LARA SPENCER, MILES BROWN
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22: Presenter Lara Spencer is seen heading for a TV show at Times Square on June 22, 2017 in New York, US. (Photo by Vanessa Carvalho/Brazil Photo Press/LatinContent/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 16: Lara Spencer and Jesse Palmer speak onstage before The Lumineers perform on ABC's 'Good Morning America' at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park on June 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA Lara Spencer interviews Ethan Hawke on 'Good Morning America,' Thursday, June 22, 2017 airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC via Getty Images) ETHAN HAWKE, LARA SPENCER
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 24: Lara Spencer is seen outside 'Good Morning America' with her dog on May 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Jamie Foxx is a guest on 'Good Morning America,' Wednesday, May 24, 2017, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) JAMIE FOXX, LARA SPENCER, MICHAEL STRAHAN
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - The GMA crew won the Peoples Choice Award on 'Good Morning America,' Monday, January 23, 2017 on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images) AMY ROBACH, MICHAEL STRAHAN, ROBIN ROBERTS, GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, GINGER ZEE, LARA SPENCER
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Actress Lara Spencer attends The 2017 InStyle and Warner Bros. 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for InStyle)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - David Beckham is a guest on 'Good Morning America,' Monday, December 12, 2016, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) DAVID BECKHAM, LARA SPENCER
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Edward Norton is a guest on 'Good Morning America,' Thursday, December 8, 2016, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Paula Lobo/ABC via Getty Images) MICHAEL STRAHAN, ROBIN ROBERTS, EDWARD NORTON, GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, LARA SPENCER
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Riz Ahmed of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,' is a guest on 'Good Morning America,' 12/16/15, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Paula Lobo/ABC via Getty Images) RIZ AHMED, LARA SPENCER
GOOD MORNING AMERICA Chris Pratt is a guest on 'Good Morning America,' Wednesday, December 7, 2016, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Paula Lobo/ABC via Getty Images)MICHAEL STRAHAN, CHRIS PRATT, LARA SPENCER, ROBIN ROBERTS, GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Coverage of 'Good Morning America,' 11/29/16, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, LARA SPENCER
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: Lara Spencer attends the 2016 American Museum of Natural History Museum Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on November 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Television personality Lara Spencer leaves the 'Good Morning America' taping at the ABC Times Square Studios on November 22, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Carlos Hernandez, Rick McVey, Lara Spencer attend The 33rd Annual Calvary Hospital Awards Gala at The Pierre Hotel on November 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Victor Hugo/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
TO TELL THE TRUTH - 'Episode 203' - Lara Spencer, David Arquette, Tom Bergeron and Sherri Shepherd make up the celebrity panel on 'To Tell The Truth,' Episode 203, SUNDAY, JANUARY 8 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST). In this episode the panel is faced with finding the two-time national world champion drag-racer, someone who has been caught in the eye of a tornado, the creator of the dating site FarmersOnly.com and a record-breaking professional strongwoman. (Lisa Rose/ABC via Getty Images) LARA SPENCER
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Good Morning America host Lara Spencer hosts Dierks Bentley Performance On ABC's 'Good Morning America' outside Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Anna Webber/WireImage)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Lin-Manuel Miranda of the Broadway sensation 'Hamilton' is a guest on 'Good Morning America,' Thursday, October 13, 2016, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images) ROBIN ROBERTS, MICHAEL STRAHAN, LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, LARA SPENCER, GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS
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Alleged personality clashes aside, it appears that the primary reason for the shakeup was not Spencer's decision, but instead an ABC effort to determine an anchor lineup that best boosts ratings.

“Lara’s good at her job,” another insider tells the outlet, “but it’s not like the [ratings] are affected when she’s not on [the show].”

Spencer has been with the show since 1999, so it seems unlikely that she'll suddenly depart -- but it's possible that 2018 will simply be a year of big changes for her. In addition to building her production company, Spencer, 48, got engaged in January and is expected to tie the knot in the coming months.

See Lara Spencer and her fiance:

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The first 3 attempts at this selfie had the #eiffeltower coming out of my head like a single antenna #smallvictory #paris
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Carlos Hernandez, Rick McVey, Lara Spencer attend The 33rd Annual Calvary Hospital Awards Gala at The Pierre Hotel on November 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Victor Hugo/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Golden hour at #artbaselmiami
So outnumbered. #weare
Group hug w/ #ColinField the #Ritz #Paris #HemingwayBar-named the best bartender in the world by both Forbes and Travel and Leisure. And now me ;). #perfectdirtymartini
Having a serious case of the Monday blues...even though it is WEDNESDAY!! Anyone else feeling the same? Was SUCH wonderfully endless 4th of July weekend w the best of friends and family. #tiredbutsohappy
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