Former "Good Morning America" anchor Josh Elliott is joining
The Los Angeles native has signed on to be an anchor for CBSN, the 24-hour streaming video news service. Elliott is the first big name talent hire for CBSN since its launch in Nov. 2014.
"CBSN is the future of news, and we are thrilled to have Josh on our team," David Rhodes, president of CBS News, said in a statement. "Josh will bring tremendous passion to anchoring, reporting and connecting with this new and fast-growing audience."
Elliott, 44, was the news anchor for
But Elliott left the "GMA" family when he could not come to terms on a new contract with ABC News.
The former ESPN anchor joined NBC, where he hosted live sporting events and also contributed to "Today." His arrival at the network spurred reports that he was being groomed to succeed "Today" co-anchor Matt Lauer.
Elliott's activity within
Elliott will start out at CBSN, but it's possible that he can have a larger role at CBS News at some point.
In a recent interview with The Times, CBS Chairman