Josh Elliott is leaving Good Morning America effective as you read this
. Amy Robach is the new news anchor on the morning program after the network refused to pay Josh what he thought he was worth. Apparently he was making a little over $1M annually and wanted a raise to $10M. ABC felt like they didn't need him that much so he is leaving the show for NBC Sports where he will kick himself everyday. Even though he has a month left on his contract ABC replaced him this morning and forever with Amy Robach who filled in for Robin Roberts during her six month absence from the show. I think this is a good move by ABC. Josh is popular but is he the reason people tune in and watch? The news anchors to me are fairly interchangeable. It is the hosts that get people to watch and I don't think Josh is worth $10M a year. At NBC Sports he is going to do some work for their Sunday night football show and the Olympics and Triple Crown racing, so basically he won't be nearly as visible as a daily M-F gig in front of millions of people. The good news is can sleep in.