Fast Facts

  • 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.


  • Liz Cho — Fiancée
  • Charles Elliott — Father
  • Toni Jordan — Mother
  • Sarina Elliott — Daughter
  • Leo Baefsky — Stepfather


  • 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)

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  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Birthday: July 6, 1971, Cancer
  • Profession: Anchor, Reporter
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