Josh Elliott is the news anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America. He reports for all ABC News broadcasts and digital platforms.
Since joining ABC News in March 2011, he has contributed to the network’s coverage of Hurricane Sandy, the Joplin tornado, the Sandy Hook School shooting, the Boston Marathon bombing, the 2013 papal conclave, and the 2012 presidential election of President Obama as well as the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Elliott interviewed President George W. Bush shortly after the former president underwent heart surgery and in the fall of 2013, he traveled to Afghanistan to report on the U.S. troops during the drawdown of the war. He also exclusively interviewed former Penn State University president Graham Spanier in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.
Elliott has served as host of ABC’s presentation of the Tournament of Roses Parade for the last six years. Additionally, he anchored ABC’s primetime coverage of daredevil Nik Wallenda’s record-breaking tightrope walk over Niagara Falls.
Before joining ABC News, Elliott hosted ESPN’s SportsCenter each weekday morning, beginning in August 2008. He first appeared on ESPN in 2004 as a guest contributor on Around The Horn, Rome Is Burning and Cold Pizza. He has anchored coverage on ESPNNews, and from June 2005-March 2006, he hosted ESPN’s Classic’s nightly series Classic Now.
Before joining ESPN, Elliott spent six years at Sports Illustrated, primarily covering the NFL, golf and adventure sports, and also reporting on Major League Baseball, the NBA, and NCAA football and basketball. He also reported on the outbreak of the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq while on assignment in the United Arab Emirates. Prior to joining Sports Illustrated, the southern California native worked in television production with 20th Century Fox, served as a comedy development assistant for FOX TV and was a producer for Galaxy Productions.
Elliott holds a Masters degree from the Columbia School of Journalism and a Bachelors of Arts in English literature from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He won a New York Emmy in 2005 for writing and reporting contributions to the MSG Network program Angles.
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