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Amy Robach replaces Josh Elliott on 'Good Morning America'

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March 30, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
Amy Robach will join "Good Morning America" as the show's newest anchor, replacing Josh Elliott, ABC News President Ben Sherwood announced Sunday.

"Amy will be a fierce and formidable full-time addition to our GMA team," Sherwood said in a statement.

Elliott has accepted a position with NBC Sports. Sherwood said negotiations with Elliott had gone on for several months.

"In good faith, we worked hard to close a significant gap between our generous offer and his expectations. In the end, Josh felt he deserved a different deal and so he chose a new path," Sherwood said.

Elliott is the second person to leave "GMA" this month. Weather forecaster Sam Champion also departed the No. 1-ranked morning show in early March for The Weather Channel.

Robach has become quite familiar to the "GMA" audience, filling in for Robin Roberts as she recovered from a bone marrow transplant. Robach herself is battling breast cancer.

Robach has covered a variety of news stories, from the Sandy Hook school shooting, to the birth of Prince George and most recently the Sochi Olympics.

Robach got her start as a general assignment reporter in South Carolina. From there she became a morning anchor in Washington D.C., where she covered the 9/11 terrorist attacks from the Pentagon. She came to ABC from NBC, where she was an anchor and co-host for five years.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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