Josh Elliott made the news last week after leaving ABC’s Good Morning America for a new job at NBC Sports but many are wondering who his new girlfriend is?
Josh Elliott, 42, was married to Priya Narang and he was also romantically linked to Liz Cho.
He is the proud father of his beautiful 5-year-old daughter Sarina, from his marriage to Priya Narang.
In 2012, dating rumors about Josh Elliott and Liz Cho were reported
Josh Elliott and Priya Narang’s short lived marriage crumbled after he accepted he has been a s** addict.
In 2012, dating rumors about Josh Elliott and Liz Cho, 43, a local news anchor at WABC-TV in New York City, were reported. They had been spending a lot of time together, they had been seen going from her place to his, and vice versa. At that moment Liz Cho was married to her now ex-husband Evan Gottlieb, president of GOCO Development.
Josh Elliott was pointed out as the reason for their split, but sources close to Liz Cho said that when she was dating Elliott she and Evan had been separated for six months already. Liz Cho and Evan Gottlieb have one daughter together, Louisa Simone, 7.
Josh Elliott has been also linked to former Real Housewives of NY Kelly Bensimon, after they were spotted having dinner at New York City’s Lure Fishbar.
According to new reports, Josh Elliott left Good Morning America for a job at NBC Sports that will pay him less than he would have received if he had stayed at ABC News.
The Hollywood Reporter revealed Josh Elliott will make $4 million annually in a long-term contract that also includes a production deal.
Josh Elliott left Good Morning America for a job at NBC Sports that will pay him less than he would have received if he had stayed at ABC News (photo ABC)
The former GMA anchor would reportedly earned $5 million if he had stayed at ABC News as the network was willing to shell out to keep him. Apparently the production deal that offers potential opportunities at NBC Universal’s vast suite of cable channels and the staggering audiences that tune in for sports programming on NBC proved sufficiently enticing to the anchor.
It appears Josh Elliott was asking for $10 million in an escalating contract that topped out at $13 million. Those figures were far beyond what ABC News executives were willing to pay.
A non-compete clause in Josh Elliott’s ABC contract precludes him from appearing on NBC’s news programs for six months. And sources at NBC News and close to Josh Elliott stress that the deal is confined to sports. But the pitched battle between GMA and Today Show – and the hundreds of millions of dollars at stake in morning TV – makes speculation about a possible role on Today inevitable.
Meanwhile, ABC News already has installed Amy Robach as Josh Elliott’s replacement on GMA.
Bob Costas found himself in a controversy over the nature of the Washington Redskins’ name, which has stirred debate amid the NFL team’s refusal to change its moniker.
During his half-time essay segment during NBC’s Sunday Night Football telecast of the Redskins-Dallas Cowboys game, Bob Costas parsed the uproar over the Redskins and other sports franchise names that have been seen as insensitive in the modern era to various minority groups.
Bob Costas noted that some teams have adjusted their names over the years in light of modern-day sensitivities, including other teams dubbed “Redskins”, a derogatory term for Native Americans.
The NBC Sports anchor, an influential voice in the sports world, acknowledged that the name is used with “benign” intent in the present day by the team and its owner, Daniel Snyder. But he left no doubt about his reasoning on why there is a public campaign to pressure the team to change the name.
Bob Costas found himself in a controversy over the nature of the Washington Redskins’ name
“Think for a moment about the term <<Redskins>>, and how it truly differs from all the others. Ask yourself what the equivalent would be, if directed toward African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, or members of any other ethnic group,” Bob Costas said.
“When considered that way, <<Redskins>> can’t possibly honor a heritage, or noble character trait, nor can it possibly be considered a neutral term. It’s an insult, a slur, no matter how benign the present-day intent. It is fair to say that for a long time now, and certainly in 2013, no offense has been intended. But, if you take a step back, isn’t it clear to see how offense <<might>> legitimately be taken?”
Robert Quinlan “Bob” Costas, 61, is on the air for NBC Sports television since the early 1980s.
He has been prime-time host of a record 9 Olympic games.
He also does play-by-play for MLB Network as well as hosting an interview show called Studio 42 with Bob Costas.
Twitter is facing a user backlash after suspending the account of journalist Guy Adams, who had criticized NBC Universal’s coverage of the Olympic Games.
NBC Universal had complained that Independent newspaper correspondent Guy Adams had posted the email address of one of its executives.
But Guy Adams has alleged the complaint was only made after Twitter had alerted NBC to his message.
Twitter said it “does not actively monitor users’ accounts”.
However, the social network refused to discuss Guy Adams’s case, saying “it was company policy not to comment on individual users” for privacy reasons.
Twitter formed a partnership with NBC ahead of the Games to create a page highlighting messages from NBC personalities, athletes and fans during the event.
The broadcaster paid $1.18 billion for the US broadcast rights to the Olympics.
Twitter is facing a user backlash after suspending the account of journalist Guy Adams, who had criticized NBC Universal's coverage of the Olympic Games
Several users have retweeted the executive’s email address in protest at the suspension.
Guy Adams – who is based Los Angeles – posted a message last Friday criticizing NBC’s decision to broadcast the Games’ opening ceremony with a time-delay in order to target a prime-time audience.
On the US’s east coast it was shown with a three-and-a-half hours delay, on the west coast the gap was up to six-and-a-half hours.
This caused problems for users who enjoy swapping comments about major events on social network sites.
“The man responsible for NBC pretending the Olympics haven’t started yet is Gary Zenkel. Tell him what u think,” Guy Adams tweeted, referring to NBC’s Olympics president.
He also included Gary Zenkel’s business email address in the message.
Guy Adams said when he checked his account on Sunday he had received a message saying it had been suspended.
NBC Sports subsequently released a statement confirming it had called for the action.
“We filed a complaint with Twitter because a user tweeted the personal information of one of our executives,” it said.
Guy Adams then published an article saying a Daily Telegraph journalist had forwarded him an email from NBC.
He quoted an NBC spokesman as saying: “Our social media department was actually alerted to it by Twitter and then we filled out the form and submitted it.”
Twitter’s terms and conditions say posting another person’s private and confidential information, including “non-public, personal email addresses” is a violation of its rules.
But Guy Adams said he had done nothing wrong, as the address he had used was a corporate one based on the same system used by NBC’s other employees and could easily be worked out by “anyone in possession of 30 seconds of free time and access to Google”.
Many Twitter users have come out in support of Guy Adams.
“Scandal that someone should be banned for voicing an opinion,” tweeted London-based Nicholas Pritchard.
“I think Twitter’s suspension of Guy Adams’ account hurts its own brand. A lot,” posted George Maschke from the Netherlands.
Among the critics were others involved in the media industry.
“Twitter’s suspension of @guyadams jars with company’s claim to be the free speech wing of the free speech party,” wrote the Guardian‘s special projects editor Paul Lewis.
“I wouldn’t have posted the email address. But Twitter’s removing his account was outrageous,” added Dan Gillmor, from the Arizona State University’s school of journalism.
Several users posted internet links to websites that had previously published Gary Zenkel’s contact details. Some also reposted the executive’s email address to Twitter.
NBC has highlighted that a record 40.7 million people watched its coverage of the opening ceremony, saying it was “a great early sign that our strategy of driving people to watch NBC in prime-time is working”.