American TV journalist Josh Elliot joined CBS News in 2016 after garnering years of experience in multiple media giants like NBC, ABC, and ESPN.

However, he had to depart from the network as the channel fired him because of an on-air blunder. Here's what we know!

His Early Life and Education

Born on July 6, 1971, Elliot was adopted by Charles Elliott and Toni Jordan. His biological mother had put him up for adoption. 

With his adoptive family, he grew up in Los Angeles and attended Loyola High School. He graduated in English literature from the University of California and earned his master's degree in journalism from the Columbia School of Journalism. 

As a bachelor student, he had hoped to enter the men's water polo team. But he ended up working for the university paper, The Daily Nexus.

He continued to work in the journalistic field and became a stringer for the Santa Barbara News-Press after earning his master's degree. 

The California native also garnered experience working on television as a member of the production team in Galaxy Productions and 20th Century Fox. 

Joined ESPN after Graduation

After graduation, Elliott worked for Sports Illustrated magazine and covered NFL, golf, and adventure sports. It would be fair to say that his six-year-long experience in the magazine helped him secure a role in sports-oriented channel ESPN. 

He joined ESPN in 2004. At first, he served as a panelist and guest co-host for programs such as Around the Horn, Jim Rome Is Burning, and ESPN2. A year later, he hosted the show Classic Now before contributing to its magazine and website. 

Since 2008, he hosted SportsCenter with Hannah Storm

His Endeavors in ABC News and NBC

Elliott left ESPN and joined ABC News as the anchor for Good Morning America in March 2011. He covered big stories for the channel, including Hurricane Sandy, the Joplin tornado, the Boston Marathon bombing, and the 2012 presidential election of President Obama. 

His tenure in ABC News became short-lived as he shifted to NBC sports after a disagreement over the contract. After Lara Spencer landed a multi-year contract, the sports analyst, who had an annual salary of $1.2 million, asked the company $10 million per year. 

ABC offered him $5 million to stay with the show, but Elliot shifted to NBC with a long-term contract that paid him $4 million annually, including production deals. 

In NBC, he initially worked for NBC Sports and later became a sports correspondent for Today. He stayed with the media house for about a year and a half only. He left in December 2015 because of low air time. 

Why Did CBS News Fire Him? 

After his unexpected departure from NBC, Elliot joined another media giant, CBS News, in March 2016. He served as the lead anchor for CBSN, the channel's digital news service.

In February 2017, he abruptly announced on-air that he would take an exit from the show to return with a broader role on CBS News. An executive reportedly told him he would get a promotion to a field correspondent. 

But CBS executives, who were unaware of such plans, did not expect his announcement. A source even told Page Six that the disclosure showcased Elliot's poor judgment.

Elliot was let go of his duty following the statement and was fired on February 13, 2017. 

What Is Josh Elliot Doing Now? 

The television journalist seems to be on a break from all his professional endeavors. He is not involved with any media houses and has been absent from his social media handles as well. 

Probably, he is relishing his married life with Liz Cho and children with the net worth he has amassed from his million-worth jobs. As per Celebrity Net Worth, he has a net worth of $5 million. 

In 2018, shortly after his removal from CBS News, he landed a job as a host of Nat Geo's Yellowstone Live, a four-night live event. Since then, he has shared nothing of his professional endeavors.