Josh Elliott

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Josh Elliott
Josh Elliott 2009.jpg
Elliott in 2010.
Born (1971-07-06) July 6, 1971 (age 43)
Education University of California at Santa Barbara
Columbia School of Journalism
Occupation Sportscaster, News anchor
Website
abcnews.go.com/author/josh_elliott

Josh Elliott (born July 6, 1971) is an American television journalist who works for NBC Sports. He previously worked as the news anchor for ABC's Good Morning America. Previously, he was co-anchor for the live telecast of ESPN's SportsCenter from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET with Hannah Storm or Sage Steele. He formerly filed reports for SportsCenter, filled in as a co-host on Cold Pizza and ESPN First Take, and appeared on ESPNEWS programming.

Life and career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Elliott was born on July 6, 1971. After attending Loyola High School of Los Angeles, Elliott attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he majored in English literature and worked for the university paper, The Daily Nexus. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He then moved on to graduate school at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, where he earned his master's degree.

He worked in television as a producer for Galaxy Productions before moving onto 20th Century Fox. He began there in comedy development and later worked in physical production. After graduation from Columbia, Elliott worked for Sports Illustrated for six years, covering events in most major sports.[1]

On The View (2014), Elliott said that, when he was 13, his father came out as gay at the time of his parents' divorce. His father later died when Elliott was 15.[2][3]

ESPN career[edit]

Elliott on the set of SportsCenter

Elliott first joined ESPN in 2004 as a panelist for Around the Horn and Jim Rome Is Burning, as well as serving as guest co-host for Cold Pizza on ESPN2. On ESPN Classic, Elliott hosted the short-lived Classic Now, which aired from June 2005 to March 2006. He also started appearing as a co-anchor on ESPNEWS and reporting for SportsCenter. After Classic Now was canceled, Elliott began contributing to ESPN the Magazine and ESPN.com.

When ESPN began airing SportsCenter live every weekday morning on August 11, 2008, Elliott was paired as an anchor with Hannah Storm for the first three hours of the programming block beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET.[4]

Good Morning America[edit]

In May 2011, Elliott joined the team at ABC's Good Morning America following the departure of previous news anchor Juju Chang.[5] He also started as a substitute anchor on the weekend edition of ABC World News, debuting on May 21, 2011. Elliott also anchored an afternoon edition of Good Morning America, titled Good Afternoon America weekdays with Lara Spencer from July 9 until September 7, 2012.

On March 30, 2014, it was announced by ABC News President Ben Sherwood that Elliott had signed a contract with NBC Sports, and would depart ABC News and Good Morning America. Amy Robach was announced as his immediate replacement.[6]

Other work[edit]

Elliott received a local Emmy Award in New York City in 2005 for writing and contributing to Angles on MSG Network and served as one of the co-hosts for Super Bowl XL for Westwood One Sports.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Elliott has a daughter named Sarina.[8]

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