Liz Cho

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Liz Cho
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Cho presenting an award in January 2013.
Alma materBoston University
Notable credit(s)
Evening Anchor for WABC-TV (2003-present) (with David Novarro, "First at 4:00pm") and (with Bill Ritter, at 6:00pm)
AM anchor for (World News Now) (2002-2003)
Spouse(s)Evan Gottlieb (divorced)
Josh Elliott (2015 –present)

Liz Cho is a news anchor at WABC-TV in New York City. She has co-anchored the weekday 4 and 6 p.m. editions of Eyewitness News.

Early life and education[edit]

Cho grew up in Concord, Massachusetts, and has a younger brother, Andrew.[1] She was born to Sang In Cho (d. March 13, 2009),[2] a Korean American surgeon,[1] and a Jewish-American nurse,[1] Donna Cho (née Weltman).[2][3] Her father, born and raised in South Korea, immigrated to the United States to practice medicine and was a liver and kidney transplant surgeon who headed the team that did the first liver transplant in Boston.[4] He died from colon cancer on March 13, 2009.[2][5] Liz Cho attended Boston University, majoring in journalism and history.[6]


Her first professional work in journalism was as an assignment editor at New England Cable News in Newton, Massachusetts.[6] Cho was next a reporter at WPLG in Miami, Florida before moving to ABC News as a Chicago-based correspondent for ABC NewsOne, the network's affiliate news service. She later co-anchored ABC's overnight news program, World News Now, with Derek McGinty. During this time, she also served as a correspondent and fill-in anchor for Good Morning America.[6]

Cho started at WABC-TV on July 6, 2003, replacing Diana Williams at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.[6] In 2011, Cho began anchoring the station's new "First at 4:00" newscast, with David Novarro, filling the hour left vacant by the departure of The Oprah Winfrey Show.[7] In addition, as of 2012, she continues to anchor the 6 p.m. broadcasts with Bill Ritter.[6]

Personal life[edit]

In 2003, Cho was listed as one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People".[8] She and husband Evan Gottlieb had daughter Louisa Simone Gottlieb on May 17, 2007, in New York City.[9] She was scheduled to return to work on September 4, 2007.[10]

Cho filed for divorce from Gottlieb in 2012.[8] In August 2014, Cho became engaged to journalist Josh Elliott.[11][12][13] On July 11, 2015, she married Elliott in Montecito, California.[14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Tauber, Michelle (May 12, 2003). "50 Most Beautiful People". People. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Dr. Sang In Cho Obituary". Death Notices, n.d. Archived from the original on February 13, 2013. Retrieved February 10, 2013.
  3. ^ The Tablet: "The Journeys of Six Jewish Americans" by Shais Rishon (MaNishtana) May 13, 2016
  4. ^ Huff, Richard (April 13, 2012). "Liz Cho goes into the OR, for organ donor story". Daily News. New York City. Retrieved October 29, 2012.
  5. ^ Cho, Liz. "One of the last photos of my dad with my Lulu. He died from colon cancer. More can be done". Twitter. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Liz Cho". New York City: WABC-TV. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  7. ^ Gauthier, Andrew (February 7, 2011). "WABC to Launch 1-Hour Newscast in 'Oprah' Timeslot". Mediabistro (website), Adweek. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Anchor Liz Cho & hubby split: dating Josh Elliott?". New York Post. September 20, 2012. Retrieved October 29, 2012.
  9. ^ "Inner Tube: Cho Joins Baby Boomlet". New York City: (second item) Daily News. May 18, 2007. Retrieved October 29, 2012.
  10. ^ "Tube Talk: Cho to return soon". New York City: (third item) Daily News. August 21, 2007. Retrieved October 29, 2012.
  11. ^ Feldman, Josh (September 29, 2014). "NBC's Josh Elliott, WABC's Liz Cho Are Reportedly Engaged". Mediate. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  12. ^ Kaplan, Don; Yaniv, Oren (September 29, 2014). "NBC Sports' Josh Elliott engaged to WABC-TV's Liz Cho". Daily News. New York City. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  13. ^ Champion, Sam (September 29, 2014). "Im not going to b at work tomorrow. @JoshElliott32 and @LizCho7 announced their engagement tnite!!". Twitter. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  14. ^ "NBC's Josh Elliott and ABC's Liz Cho Are Married". People. July 11, 2015. Retrieved July 12, 2015.

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