Who is Josh Elliot?
Josh Elliott is an American journalist, who earned his fame by working for a number of prominent media houses, including ABC, NBC Sports, ESPN, and CBS News. However, after being fired from CBS News, he struggled to recover, but has since found a new job and is looking to rebuild his name.
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Josh Elliott Age, Childhood, and Education
Joshua Michael Elliott was born on the 6th July 1971, in Los Angeles, California USA, to a mother named Susan who gave him up for adoption – his adoptive parents were Charles Elliott and Toni Jordan, but they divorced when he was 13 years old, after Charles came out as gay, and just two years later passed away. Josh went to Loyola High School of Los Angeles, and following matriculation, enrolled at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
He aspired to become a member of the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos men’s water polo team, however, he actually ended up contributing to the university’s paper, The Daily Nexus. Joshua earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature in 1993, and later obtained a Master of Science degree in journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
After he graduated from UCSB, Josh started working as a stringer for the Santa Barbara News-Press.
Although he returned to school, Josh continued working, and became a television producer for Galaxy Productions. His next media house was 20th Century Fox, working in comedy development, but soon switched to physical production. Once he got his master’s degree, Josh joined Sports Illustrated for the next six years, covering all major sports events.
ESPN, ABC and NBC
As his career developed, Josh started receiving offers, and in 2004 he joined ESPN.
His first task was serving as a panellist for the shows “Around the Horn”, and “Jim Rome is Burning”. His time on-air increased overtime, and he began co-hosting “Cold Pizza” and “ESPNEWS”, and had his own reports which aired during “SportsCenter”. He subsequently teamed up with Hannah Storm as the co-host of “SportsCenter”, for the three-hour block starting at 9:00 a.m.
After ESPN, Josh became a member of ABC, as he joined the anchors on “Good Morning America”, replacing Juju Chang, and in three years at the ABC also worked on “ABC World News”, and “Good Afternoon America”. Thanks to his hard work, Josh was recruited by NBC where he remained from March 2014 to December 2015, but appearing only on “NBC Sports” and its “2014 Kentucky Derby”.
CBS News, Where is He Now?
Elliott joined CBS News in March 2016, but his engagement lasted only until February 2017 when he was fired.
Nevertheless, he had become quite popular, as one of his main tasks was lead anchor of the digital news service CBSN. Following his firing from CBS News, Josh was secluded somewhat from the media buzz, and no one knew his future plans. He remained silent until mid- 2018 when he joined National Geographic, and was seen on-air with wildfire expert Chris Packham, co-hosting “Yellowstone Live”.
He is now a host of the “First Responders Live” which airs on Fox television – the show debuted on the 12th June, and is a documentary program about people who answer various types of emergency calls and are first on the scene. The series has received mixed reviews, and for now there is no announcement of a second season.
Josh Elliott Net Worth and Body Stats
Josh, although controversial for leaving so many jobs after short time frames, has proven his skills, and his annual salary is now $2 million.
Over the years, his wealth has increased, and it is now estimated at $5 million. Josh is known for his impressive height, standing at 6ft 2ins (1.91m) tall. His weight and vital statistics are unknown, though it is obvious that his body is in good shape. He has brown hair and brown eyes.
Josh Elliott Personal Life, Marriage, Divorce, Children
Josh Elliott is a married man; his wife is the famous news anchor Liz Cho. The couple married in 2015 in a wedding ceremony held in Montecito, California. The two don’t have children.
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Before Liz Cho, Josh was married to Priya Narang with whom he has a daughter, Sarina Elliott. However, he hasn’t shared when the two married or divorced, nor does he specify the birth date of his daughter.
Liz Cho Short Bio
Liz Cho was born on the 19th December 1970 in Concord, Massachusetts USA, and spent her childhood there with her younger brother, Andrew. She is of Korean and Jewish ancestry – her parents are Sang In Cho, who was a Korean-American surgeon, and Donna Cho, a Jewish-American nurse.
She studied at Boston University, majoring in journalism and history. Liz Cho now serves as the news anchor at WABC-TV, having joined the station in July 2003. She previously worked for several TV stations, including the New England Cable News as an assignment editor, and as a reporter for WPLG, headquartered in Miami, Florida. Furthermore, she was a part of the ABC News team, serving as the Chicago based correspondent, then as co-host of “World News Now”, and fill-in anchor for “Good Morning America”.