Good Morning America co-anchor Josh Elliott is leaving the morning program for a new job over at NBC Sports. Amy Robach has already been tapped to fill his seat.

Amy Robach Replacing Josh Elliot On 'GMA'

"As many of you know, we have been negotiating with Josh these past several months,” ABC News President Ben Sherwood said in a memo. “In good faith, we worked hard to close a significant gap between our generous offer and his expectations. In the end, Josh felt he deserved a different deal and so he chose a new path."


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"Amy will be a fierce and formidable full-time addition to our GMA team," Sherwood added of Robach. "We always knew that Amy was special and we have all been especially inspired to watch her battle breast cancer with grace and determination," Sherwood wrote in his memo. "Indeed, she thrilled us with two weeks of memorable dispatches from Sochi anchoring our Olympic coverage — all between chemo treatments."

Elliott Thanks ABC, Co-Anchors

After news broke of his decision to leave the beloved program, Elliott took to Twitter to offer his thanks to his former co-anchors and to Sherwood, as well as to pass on the torch to Robach.

Elliott’s former co-anchors Robin Roberts, Ginger Zee and Lara Spencer all congratulated their departing coworker, wishing him the best in his new endeavor.

Sam Champion's Departure

Late last year, Good Morning America had another shakeup when weatherman Sam Champion jumped over to The Weather Channel and NBC. Champion, upon learning of Elliott’s career move, had nothing but support. “Just like The Weather Channel was an incredible opportunity for my heart, NBC Sports is a great opportunity for Josh's heart,” Champion said Monday on AMHQ with Sam Champion. “I know that fans of GMA are not loving it, but it's a happy day for Josh.”

Sticking around on Good Morning America for the foreseeable future are co-anchors Roberts, George Stephanopoulos and Spencer. Zee, who stepped in for Champion, will also remain on the morning program.

– Chelsea Regan

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