I kid, I kid! We all love Hannah Storm. It’s impossible not to, right? Man, I have to stop seeking headline-writing advice from Tony Kornheiser.
All that aside, word on the street is that Josh Elliott has successfully parlayed his live weekday SportsCenter co-anchoring gig into a network job reading the news on Good Morning America, providing us with yet another instance of the interbreeding that all-too-frequently occurs within the walls the incestuous cabal known as the Disney-ABC Television Group. But good for Josh, I guess. Elliott quickly rose through the ranks at The World Wide Leader In Sports, turning a role as a panelist on Around the Horn into a prime slot on the network’s flagship program. And now, the big time. Good Freaking Morning America. Only in, um, America. Good morning.
Via Sports Media Watch:
According to multiple reports, Elliott will replace Juju Chang as the newsreader on Good Morning America. Elliott has already filled in for Chang this week.
ABC News has not officially announced Elliott’s hiring. However, ABC News president Ben Sherwood indicated in an e-mail to staff that he would share news on Chang’s vacant position “[i]n the coming days.”
I guess all there is to do is congratulate Elliott and wish him continued success in his career, although I am somewhat concerned how Miss Hannah Storm will take the news when she finds out she has been unceremoniously dumped by her on-air partner. They say that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned and one can only guess at in what way Storm’s feelings of betrayal will manifest themselves in her behavior, but my guess is it will somehow involve hooker boots. So in some ways, everybody wins. Especially Tony Kornheiser.
ESPN’s Josh Elliott Reportedly Joining Good Morning America [Sports Media Watch]