Josh Elliott was named news reader for ABC's Good Morning America in March 2011. He had been the host of ESPN's SportsCenter each weekday morning since August 2008.
Elliott also wrote columns for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine, dating back to April 2006. Elliott first appeared on ESPN in 2004 as a guest contributor to ESPN's Around the Horn, Rome Is Burning and Cold Pizza.
From June 2005 to March 2006, he hosted ESPN Classic's nightly series Classic Now, which delved into the sports news of the day and gave it historical context through debate and discussion, interviewing guests in studio and via satellite, and served as an anchor for ESPNNEWS.
Elliott came to ESPN after six years at Sports Illustrated, primarily covering the NFL, golf and adventure sports, and also covering Major League Baseball, the NBA, and college football and basketball.
In addition to covering sports, he reported on the outbreak of the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq while on assignment in the United Arab Emirates. Prior to that assignment, the Southern California native worked in television production with 20th Century Fox, served as a comedy development assistant for FOX TV and was a producer for Galaxy Productions.
Elliott has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor's in English literature from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Elliott won a New York Emmy in 2005 for his writing and reporting contributions to the MSG Network program Angles.