A veteran broadcast journalist and sportscaster, Josh Elliott is one of the most familiar names on American television, having worked for nearly all the major news networks in the country. Early in his career, he carved a niche for himself as a sportscaster on ESPN. He became even more prominent when he joined the ABC network and served as a news anchor on Good Morning America in the early 2010s.
Elliott cemented his status as a sportscaster on NBC Sports and afterwards, he served as the lead anchor on CBS News. He has also had a major hosting role on the National Geographic TV network and indeed, he can be described as a versatile broadcast journalist.
Josh Elliott – Biography
Joshua Michael Elliott, better known professionally as Josh Elliott, was born on the 6th day of July in the year 1971 by a woman named Susan. He was later adopted by a couple, Charles Elliott and Toni Jordan, with whom he grew up in Los Angeles, California.
Josh Elliott attended Loyola High School of Los Angeles and after graduation, he proceeded to the University of California, Santa Barbara for his college education. He originally had dreams of playing for the men’s water polo team of the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos, the school’s athletics team, but he ended up working for the campus newspaper The Daily Nexus. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature in 1993.
After graduating from college, he was employed as a freelance journalist by the Santa Barbara News-Press. He then enrolled for graduate studies at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and in 1999 and later bagged a Master of Science degree.
Josh Elliott’s Family Life
Elliott’s wife Liz Cho is equally a news anchor. The duo tied the knot on July 11, 2015, in Montecito, California. Prior to his present marriage, he was married to Priya Narang with whom he has a daughter named Sarina.
Where Is He Now?
After Josh Elliott’s infamous departure from CBS News, there were major uncertainties over his career, owing to the fact that he had recently worked with the two other major news networks (ABC and NBC) and had equally left each of them under not-so-pleasant circumstances.
Interestingly, the versatile veteran broadcaster returned to the TV screens in the summer of 2018 when he co-hosted Yellowstone Live on the National Geographic Channel alongside wildlife expert Chris Packham. Yellowstone Live is a 4-night event which showcases the beauty and wonders of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Here Are Facts You Need To Know
- The early days of his career
Josh Elliott worked as a sports reporter at Sports Illustrated for 6 years in his early days as a sports journalist. He also worked as a television producer for Galaxy Productions after which he joined 20th Century Fox.
When he joined ESPN in 2004, Elliott got featured as a panellist on major sports shows like Around the Horn and Jim Rome Is Burning. He also became an occasional co-host on the morning sports show Cold Pizza on ESPN2. His first fulltime hosting role was on the program Classic Now on ESPN Classic, however, the show was very much shortlived.
Elliott’s biggest role on the ESPN network was on the long-running sports news program SportsCenter which he co-hosted with Hannah Storm from 2008 to 2011. He equally served as a contributor to other divisions of the ESPN network, including ESPN.com and ESPN the Magazine.
- ABC stint
Following his departure from ESPN in mid-2011, Josh Elliott joined the ABC network where he replaced Juju Chang as the news anchor on Good Morning America (GMA). He later hosted Good Afternoon America, an afternoon spinoff of GMA, in the summer of 2012.
His spell at the ABC ended in early 2014 after which he moved on to the NBC. He made his on-air debut on the network’s coverage of the 2014 Kentucky Derby and he also served as a sports anchor on NBC Sports and The Today Show. His stint at NBC came to an abrupt end in December 2015.
- His controversial spell at CBS
Elliott got hired by CBS News in March 2016, however, his spell with the network ended after just 11 months. He served as the lead anchor of CBSN, the streaming video news channel of CBS News. He was fired in February 2017 under very controversial circumstances.
- Josh Elliot’s net worth
Josh Elliott reportedly has a net worth estimated at $5 Million. This is undoubtedly a very huge sum but it comes as no surprise, seeing that he has had the privilege of working at a top level for some of the major television networks in the US.
- His Height
This veteran TV host stands at a towering height of 6 feet 3 inches (191 cm). He also maintains an attractively trim physique.