Josh Elliott has found a new home. And it’s at the nobody-would-have-guessed-it CBS News. He’ll join digital network CBSN as an anchor later this month. The New York Post’s Page Six broke the news, later confirmed by CBS.
“CBSN is the future of news, and we are thrilled to have Josh on our team,” said David Rhodes, President of CBS News. “Josh will bring tremendous passion to anchoring, reporting and connecting with this new and fast-growing audience.”
“CBSN is building momentum and drawing a growing audience of highly engaged viewers across platforms, and we know that Josh will help our team continue to push that forward,” said Marc DeBevoise, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Digital Media. “Josh’s experience will allow him to have an immediate impact and jump right into our live coverage of major news events.”
This makes it a network TV trifecta for Elliott. He was at ABC News, as news anchor of Good Morning America until two years ago this month, when he returned to his sports roots, joining NBC. At the time, Elliott was in line to be a part of NBC’s Olympics coverage, and had appeared on the Today show and on Dateline NBC, but his time there was brief, lasting just 20 months.
A source told Page Six, “Josh isn’t being billed as an heir apparent to Charlie Rose, but there is a lot of opportunity for him at CBS.”