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Josh Elliott Biography

Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, United States
Anchor, reporter

Fast Facts

  • 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
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  • Sarina Elliott -- Daughter
  • Charles Elliott -- Father
  • Toni Jordan -- Mother
  • Louisa Gottlieb -- Stepdaughter
  • Leo Baefsky -- Stepfather