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    Josh Elliott Leaving Good Morning America for NBC Sports, Gets Replaced By Amy Robach

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    Josh Elliott is calling it quits on his Good Morning America gig.

    The longtime anchor of the ABC Show is heading to NBC Sports, and will be replaced by Amy Robach, E! News has confirmed.

    In an e-mail sent to the ABC News division's staff, ABC News president Ben Sherwood said, "As many of you know, we have been negotiating with Josh these past 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," he continued. "I want to thank Josh for his many contributions to GMA and ABC News. Later in the week, we will bid him farewell."

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    According to the Hollywood Reporter, Elliott will have a big role on all of NBC Sports' signature franchises, including coverage on Sunday Night Football, the Olympics and the Triple Crown.

    Meanwhile, Robach was promoted to news anchor on GMA "effective immediately."

    "We always knew that Amy was special and we have all been especially inspired to watch her battle breast cancer with grace and determination. Indeed, she thrilled us with two weeks of memorable dispatches from Sochi anchoring our Olympic coverage -- all between chemo treatments," Sherwood continued. "Amy will be a fierce and formidable full-time addition to our GMA team."

    (E! and NBC Sports are a part of the NBCUniversal family).

    -Additional reporting by Athenia Veliz-Dunn

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