A veteran sportscaster and journalist, Josh Elliott is one of the most recognizable names in American television, having worked for nearly every major news network in the country. Early in his career, he carved out a niche for himself in the sport 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 sports footballer on NBC Sports and later served as the main anchor for CBS News. He also had an important role as a host on the National Geographic television channel and can even be described as a versatile audiovisual journalist.

Josh Elliott – Biography

Joshua Michael Elliott, better known professionally as Josh Elliott, was born on July 6, 1971 to 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 in Los AngelesAngeles and after graduation he went on to study at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He initially dreamed of playing for the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos men’s water polo team, the school’s track and field team, but ended up working for the campus newspaper. The Daily Nexus. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature in 1993.

After completing his studies, he was a freelance journalist at the Santa Barbara News-Press. He then enrolled in the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University and in 1999, then for the Master of Science.

The family life of Josh Elliott

Elliott’s wife, Liz Cho, is also a news anchor. The couple married on July 11, 2015 in Montecito, California. Prior to his current marriage, he was married to Priya Narang with whom he had a daughter named Sarina.

Where is he now?

After Josh Elliott’s infamous departure from CBSNews, there were great uncertainties about his career, as he had recently worked with the other two major news networks (ABC and NBC) and had also left each of them in not very pleasant conditions.

Interestingly, the versatile veteran broadcaster returned to 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 that showcases the beauty and wonder of greater Yellowstone’s ecosystem.

Here are facts you need to know

  • The beginnings of his career

Josh Elliott worked as a sportswriter at Sports Illustrated for 6 years in his early days as a sportswriter. He also worked as a television producer for Galaxy Productions, after which he joined 20th Century Fox.

When he joined ESPN in 2004, Elliott was featured as a panelist on major sports shows such as Around the Horn and Jim Rome Burns. He also became an occasional co-host on the morning sports show Cold Pizza on ESPN2. His first full-time hosting role was on the Classic Now program on ESPN Classic, however, the show was short-lived.

Elliott’s most prominent role on the ESPN network has been on the long-running sports news show. Sports Center which he co-hosted with Hannah Storm from 2008 to 2011. He has also worked on other divisions of the ESPN Network, including ESPN.com and ESPN the Magazine.

Following his departure from ESPN in mid-2011, Josh Elliott joined the ABC Network where he replaced Juju Chang as news anchor on Good Morning America (GMA). He then hosted Good Afternoon America, a GMA Afternoon spinoff, in the summer of 2012.

His spell at the ABC ended in early 2014, after which he moved to 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 fate at CBS

Elliott was hired by CBS News in March 2016, however, his spell with the network ended after just 11 months. He served as the main anchor for CBSN, CBS News’ streaming video news channel. He was fired in February 2017 in highly controversial circumstances.

  • The net worth of Josh Elliot

Josh Elliott is said to have an estimated net worth of $5 million. It is undoubtedly a very large sum but it is not a surprise, considering that he has had the privilege of working at the highest level for some of the major television networks in the United States.

This veteran television host stands at a towering height of 191 meters (6ft 3in). He also maintains an attractive physique.