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  • Adopted at birth; his half-sister found him as an adult, and he was able to reconnect with both of his birth parents.
  • Played water polo at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
  • Was offered a temporary writing position for Sports Illustrated and eventually landed a full-time job at the magazine; covered all major sports for six years before moving to ESPN in 2004.
  • Hosted the series Classic Now from 2005 until its cancellation 10 months later; named anchor of SportsCenter in August 2008.
  • In 2011, replaced JuJu Chang as news reader on ABC's Good Morning America.
  • Left ABC in 2014 to join NBC Sports.;


  • Liz Cho — Wife
  • Sarina Elliott — Daughter
  • Leo Baefsky — Stepfather
  • Charles Elliott — Father
  • Toni Jordan — Mother
  • Louisa Gottlieb — Stepdaughter


  • University of California, Santa Barbara, California, United States (BA in English Literature); Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York, New York, United States (MA in Journalism)


  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Anchor, Reporter
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