Former Good Morning America anchor Josh Elliott has joined CBS’s brand-new digital streaming news service, the network announced Monday.
Elliott – who left ABC for NBC Sports in 2014, only to bid farewell to 30 Rock after two years in December – will start his new job as the anchor of CBSN later this month. According to a CBS press release, Elliott will anchor from both in-studio and in the field as part of CBS’ digital news network.
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“I am deeply honored to be joining CBS News, and truly excited to be a part of the broadening horizon of CBSN, for which the possibilities are thankfully endless,” Elliott said in a statement. “Because it will always be about the stories we tell, the chance to do what I so enjoy doing at a place that values its journalism above all else is a gift for which I’m very grateful.”
A veteran journalist whose on-air stints included three years at ABC’s Good Morning America and four years as an anchor on Sports Center, Elliott is the first big-name hire at CBSN, which launched in November 2014. According to CBS, Elliott’s hire is meant as the first in a planned expansion of CBSN’s live coverage and its “number of original reports.”