Josh Elliott Leaves CBS News After Announcement Controversy
Correspondent Josh Elliott is leaving CBS News after he announced, without permission, that he was moving to a different position with the network.
JOSH ELLIOTT LEAVING CBS NEWS
Elliott said during a sing-off last week that he was leaving CBS for other CBS News properties. The statement was correct – CBS News confirmed the announcement in the hours after Elliott announced it. The issues appears to have been that Elliott failed to coordinate with any CBS execs about the announcement.
“CBS News and Josh Elliott are parting ways. Josh will no longer be reporting for CBS News,” said a prepared statement from CBS News. “We are grateful for his contributions over the last year, and we wish him the very best in his future endeavors.”
Sources familiar with the situation say that Elliott and Laurie Orlando, SVP of talent at the network, sat down and the idea of new opportunities popped up, but it was not expected that Elliott would announce this to the public, especially not on live TV.
Elliott only began at CBS last March after a contract dispute had him leave NBC Sports. He filled in on CBS This Morning and contributed in other CBS programs.