Josh Elliott

Inside Biography

Joshua Michael Elliott is a well-known name in the field of journalism who has most recently worked for CBS News. He has worked as the news anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America, a sports anchor for NBC Sports and Today, and was a co-anchor for the live telecast of ESPN's morning edition of SportsCenter. She received a local Emmy Award in New York City in 2005 for writing and contributing to Angles on MSG Network. She worked as one of the co-hosts for Super Bowl XL for Westwood One Sports. She co-hosted Yellowstone Live in 2018, on National Geographic Channel with wildfire expert Chris Packham.

Early Life And Education Of Josh Elliott

Josh Elliott was born on July 6, 1971, in the U.S. He had a troubled childhood, as he was put up for adoption. He was born to Susan, who gave Elliott for adoption. He was adopted by Charles Elliott and Toni Jordan. He grew up in Los Angeles, California, and spent most of his childhood day in Los Angeles.

When he was 13 years old, his father came out as gay at the time of his parents' divorce. His father died when Elliott was 15.

Josh Elliott attended the Loyola High School of Los Angeles and moved to the University of California, Santa Barbara. He originally enrolled at UC Santa Barbara in hopes of joining the UC Santa Barabara Gauchos men's polo team. But instead, he ended up working for the university paper called The Daily Nexus.

Josh Elliott was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He graduated from Colombia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 1999, receiving his master’s degree in science. Following his graduation, he laid his hands on something big and worked in television as a producer for Galaxy Productions.

He then worked onto 20th Century Fox Film Corporation, where he developed in comedy and later worked in physical production. He worked for Sports Illustrated after graduating from Columbia. He worked with Sports Illustrated for six years covering events in most major sports events.

Josh Elliott’s Career


Josh Elliott’s career started from ESPN. He joined ESPN in 2004, as a panelist for the show Around the Horn and Jim Rome Is Burning. He also worked as a guest co-host for Cold Pizza on ESPN2.

He hosted the ESPN Cla s sic's short-lived program Cla s sic Now that aired from June 2005 to March 2006. He was seen as a co-anchor (with fellow anchor Hannah Storm) on ESPNEWS and also reported for SportsCenter.

Josh Elliott started contributing for ESPN the Magazine and after Cla s sic Now was canceled. He was paired as an anchor with Hannah Storm for the first three hours of the programming block when ESPN started airing SportsCenter live every weekday morning on August 11, 2008.  

Good Morning America

Following the departure of former anchor Juju Chang, Elliott joined the team at ABC’s Good Morning America in May 2011. He also started as a substitute anchor on the weekend edition of ABC World News, debuting on May 21, 2011.

From July 9 to September 7, 2012, Josh Elliott anchored Good Afternoon America, a spin-off broadcast, as a temporary replacement for ABC's canceled talk show, The Revolution. He was joined by anchor Lara Spencer during the time. 


On March 30, 2014, it was announced by Ben Sherwood, the President of ABC News, that Elliott had signed a contract with NBC and would depart ABC News and Good Morning America.

With NBC, Elliott made $4 million per year, but a six-month non-compete clause prohibited him from appearing on news-related programming, relegating him primarily to NBC Sports programming such as the 2014 Kentucky Derby—where he made his on-air debut. She reportedly left NBC in December 2015.


Josh Elliot was hired by CBS News on March 1, 2016, to serve as the lead anchor for its digital news service CBSN. 

Elliott announced on-air on February 10, 2017, that he would be leaving CBSN, but stated that "knowing how things work around here, I may see you again on Monday morning". 

Elliott had been told by an executive that CBS had desired to place him in a larger role as a field correspondent, under which he would have filed reports for CBS's television news programs.

However, CBS executives were caught off-guard by the abrupt announcement and were unaware of any plans for him to be promoted from CBSN. On February 13, 2017, Elliott was fired.

Other Work

In 2005, Josh Elliott won a local Emmy Award in New York City for writing and contributing to Angles on MSG Network. Josh also served as a co-host for Super Bowl XL for Westwood One Sports in 2006. Elliott co-hosted Yellowstone Live in 2018, on National Geographic Channel with wildlife expert Chris Packham, a four-night event showcasing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem with feeds from dozens of live cameras and seven camera crews.

Josh Elliot's Net Worth And Salary

Josh Elliot's net worth is $5 million at present. He earns an annual salary of around $2 million from his successful career.

He served as a panelist on multiple shows and co-hosted Cold Pizza and then went on to co-anchor "SportsCenter" in the morning. He became part of the hosting team for Good Morning America in 2011. He briefly co-hosted Good Afternoon America and received an NY Local Emmy for his writing work for the MSG Network in 2005.

Josh Elliot's Personal Life

Josh is a huge supporter of LGBTI equality and is good friends with former GMA weather anchor Sam Champion.

There have been rumors about Josh being an artist and good at photography which is fictitious and is wildly interpreted by the public because the specified characteristics are of a distinct individual with merely a similar name as Josh’s.

Josh Elliot was married Priya Narang from Westport, CT. Priya Narang is the vice president at Citigroup. The couple has a daughter, Sarina Elliot. They divorced after reports of infidelity on the part of Elliot. Elliot later admitted that he is a sex addict, and reports claim he had sexual relationships with ESPN interns. Priya Narang has the custody of their child.

Elliot became engaged to news anchor Liz Cho in August 2014. The pair tied the knot on July 11, 2015, in Montecito. 

Josh and Liz Cho along with his friend Sam Champion has celebrated his joining NBC Sports in Miami. The two were seen going to their hotel rooms together after a late night dinner.

Liz Cho and Josh had met together at the set of the ABC network, where they used to work together. The couple shares a lot of similarities relating to their personal life.

by monika, 16 Jul, 2014

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