Josh Elliott Steps Down From CBSN Anchor Chair

“Although knowing how things work around here, I may see you again on Monday morning,” former ESPN and “Good Morning America” host says

Josh Elliott is about to experience another career transition.

The CBS on-air talent announced Friday morning that he it was his last day in the CBSN anchor chair and that he will be embarking on more field assignments.

“It has been by any measure a great stay here at CBSN. My last day in that chair in any regular capacity, although knowing how way things work around here, I may see you again on Monday morning,” Elliott joked during his final time in the CBSN 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. slot.

“Josh is going to be taking field assignments and reporting long form pieces as well.  He will appear across CBS News programs, including CBSN,” the network said in a statement Friday.

It is expected that Elliott will now be more seen often reporting across CBS’ shows, rather than being tied to the anchor chair.

Elliott joined CBS just under a year ago after a two year stint at NBC.

The 45-year-old broadcaster previously served as one of the co-anchors on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” before leaving the network to join NBC Sports in 2014.

The former Sports Illustrated writer first came to prominence with ESPN as a co-host on “Cold Pizza” and “Classic Now,” before winning the spot next to Hannah Storm on “SportsCenter.”

After his high profile exit from ESPN and fellow Disney network, ABC, Elliott made his NBC debut with the 2014 Kentucky Derby after the expiration of the non-compete clause in his contract with ABC. He went on to become a correspondent on “Football Night America” and occasional fill-in anchor on “Today.”

However, by December 2015, “Josh and NBC Sports mutually decided to part ways,” a spokesperson for the network told TheWrap at the time.

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