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Josh Elliott to exit 'Good Morning America' for NBC sports position

Josh Elliot
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Good Morning America” currently is the most-watched morning program. This is the strongest morning team the network has had in years. Fans feel personally vested in the lives of the morning hosts, which makes losing one of them heartbreaking. According to a March 30 report from New York Daily News, Josh Elliott will be leaving “Good Morning America” and will be heading to NBC to cover sports. While this isn't completely unexpected because Elliott has been in talks with ABC about money, it is sad news for morning viewers.

Amy Robach will fill the position Josh Elliott will leave behind on “Good Morning America.” Robach has just battled breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. The change is effective immediately. Elliott wanted $10 million a year to stay and ABC countered offered with $5 million. There has been no official comment from NBC about Elliott's new position, but an announcement is expected later this week.

This news comes on the heels of Lara Spencer signing a new contract with “Good Morning America” for a reported $2 million a year. Fans will miss the chemistry Josh Elliott had with the rest of the morning team. While it is sad to see him go, Amy Robach is a good replacement.

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