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Josh Elliott On His ‘GMA’ Replacement: ‘A Phenomenal Journalist and a Brilliant Woman’

ElliottRobachJosh Elliott has nothing but good things to say about the person who has taken over his duties on “Good Morning America.” “She’s one of my very favorite people,” Elliott says of Amy Robach.

Robach joined ABC from NBC in 2012. (Elliott is making the reverse move.) “She arrived to ABC at a very difficult time for all involved,” Elliot says. Robach joined the network as a New York-based correspondent, but quickly became part of the fabric of “GMA” when, a few weeks in, Robin Roberts announced she was undergoing a bone marrow transplant after contracting MDS, a rare blood disorder. Robach often filled in for Roberts.

“Amy was really thrust into a virtually impossible situation,” Elliott says. “Every single day that I got to work with her I was a little more amazed. Amy is phenomenal journalist and brilliant woman.”

At ‘GMA’ ‘the Estrogen is Flowing!’

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Amy Robach took her seat at the news desk this morning as the show bid farewell to Josh Elliott.

“Josh, it has been great run with you, here on ‘GMA,’” said George Stephanopoulos to Elliott, who was not on the show today. “He’s our buddy and we love him very much,” added Lara Spencer, sitting in for Robin Roberts who’s in Los Angeles where she’ll be a judge on “Dancing with the Stars” tonight. Spencer inked her own new deal with ABC just last week.

Elliott is joining NBC Sports where he will contribute to the vast portfolio of sporting events to which NBC has the rights, including Sunday Night Football, the Olympics and Triple Crown horse racing.

“George, the estrogen is flowing!” Spencer added to the lone man on the set, Stephanopoulos, who was surrounded by Robach, meteorologist Ginger Zee and Sara Haines, all three of whom were hired by ABC from NBC in the last three years: Robach and Haines from the “Today” show, and Zee from NBC’s Chicago station WMAQ.

“I want to thank everyone here,” said Robach. “You have made me feel like family from the first day I walked in. The second phone call I got last night was from Josh, congratulating me. I congratulated him. We’ve all become such dear friends.”

Amy Robach Named News Anchor of ‘Good Morning America’

AMY ROBACHAs Josh Elliott says good-bye to “GMA,” Amy Robach has been named news anchor of the nation’s No. 1 morning show. “Amy is a world class anchor and correspondent who is beloved by our morning audience and all who know her,” ABC News president Ben Sherwood writes in a note to staff.

Robach joined ABC News in May 2012 from NBC News where she was anchor of weekend “Today.” Last September, Robach had a routine breast examination as part of a “Good Morning America” segment. That examination resulted in a breast cancer diagnosis. Robach had a double mastectomy in November, which revealed a second cancerous tumor. She has been undergoing chemotherapy since.

“We always knew that Amy was special and we have all been especially inspired to watch her battle breast cancer with grace and determination,” Sherwood writes. ”Amy will be a fierce and formidable full-time addition to our GMA team.”

Sherwood’s note after the jump…

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Amy Robach Inspires at NLGJA Gala, Plus a TV News Selfie

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ABC’s Amy Robach lit up the room last night as host NLGJA’s Healdines & Headliners event. Robach, who has three more chemotherapy treatments in her fight against breast cancer told the crowd that we all have battles to face, but it’s how you fight that will determine the win.

“Until it hits you here,” she said to the crowd, pointing to her heart, “you don’t really know what it’s like to be in battle. And once you get in there and get your hands a little bloodied and you see your comrades next to you, you become so powerful.” Robach told us the support she’s gotten since her diagnosis in November has been nothing short of overwhelming.

Robach, accompanied by her husband Andrew Shue, was among 300 attendees, including dozens of TV news anchors, reporters and producers who turned out for at the annual event. “They gave me the night off,” said CNN’s Richard Quest who has been front and center for the network’s Malaysia Airlines coverage.

MeredithVieiraAmyRobachWe chatted with Shepard Smith who was trading Miami stories with his former local news colleague, now Weather Channel meteorologist Bryan Norcross. And there was a cross-network, lead-in pairing as CNN’s Noon anchor Ashleigh Banfield was accompanied by MSNBC’s 1pm anchor Ronan Farrow. Farrow told us he’s getting more comfortable each day hosting his “Ronan Farrow Daily.” The cable news newbie says he’s getting good advice from TV veterans.

Tamron Hall told us she’s still adjusting to her new schedule. The new 9am “Today” show co-host is now doing double morning duty with her MSNBC show at 11am, giving her about 45 minutes to prepare for the second show. “I have very good producers who make sure it comes together,” Hall said.

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Amy Robach Hosts Headlines & Headliners

AMY ROBACHTonight is the annual NLGJA Headlines & Headliners benefit in New York City.

ABC’s Amy Robach is the host for the night. And unless breaking news gets in the way — as it did last night — here’s who’s scheduled to attend: ABC’s Gio Benitez and Mara Schiavocampo; from CBS, Erin Moriarity and Michelle Miller; NBC’s Meredith Vieira, Natalie Morales and Chris Jansing.CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield, John Berman, Don Lemon, Jeanne Moos and Michaela Pereira; Fox News Channel’s Jamie Colby and Shepard Smith; Melissa Francis and Gerri Willis from Fox Business; also MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts, Bloomberg’s Trish Regan, CNBC’s Simon Hobbs and many more.

The event raises awareness of LGBT issues and raises funds for NLGJA programs and scholarships.

‘Good Morning America’ Heading to The Oscars

GMA OscarsThe 86th annual Academy Awards will air on ABC Sunday night at 8:30pmET, with red carpet festivities beginning at 7pmET.

Sunday morning’s “Good Morning America” will air reports from ABC News entertainment correspondents Chris Connelly and Rachel Smith from the red carpet outside the Dolby Theatre.

On the big night, Robin Roberts and Lara Spencer will co-host “Oscar’s Red Carpet Live” alongside PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly Editorial Director Jess Cagle and TV host Tyson Beckford.

The morning after, “Good Morning America” will air live from Los Angeles, recapping the night’s highlights and big winners. Musician John Legend will be performing live on the show.

ABC’s sister-network Fusion is also getting in on the Oscars action, with Alicia Menendez hosting Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party red carpet.

Not to be outdone, NBC’s “Today” will be covering the big awards ceremony, with Al Roker and Kathie Lee Gifford split hosting from Los Angeles on Monday morning. The duo will highlight the night’s biggest moments and best fashion as well as air their interviews with celebrities from the red carpet.

Joining them will be the Olympic duo of Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinsky, who will also be contributing to NBC’s “Access Hollywood” from the red carpet. Weir and Lipinsky just got back from contributing to NBC’s Sochi Olympics coverage.

Amy Robach Might Need a Different Sochi Wardrobe

RobachA cute Facebook post from ABC’s Amy Robach, who continues reporting from the Sochi Olympics while in between chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer.

Laying with a fan blowing against her, Robach expressed disbelief on the weather.

“Is this really the winter games… It’s 60 outside and about 80 in our studio on the roof!! And I only brought wool sweaters and fleeces. Time to improvise!”

Robach debuted a new short haircut on “Good Morning America” last month, which she decided to do to “take control” of her cancer.

Who Do These TVNewsers Pick to Win the Super Bowl?

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Sports commentators have been making their picks for two weeks, so TVNewser rounded up some network anchors and reporters to get their picks for Super Bowl XLVIII.

“I like the Broncos by 7,” “Special Report” host Bret Baier predicts. “Peyton Manning is too tough- even with Seahawks D. It’s an interesting match-up and for that matter- so is Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers at halftime!”

“Happening Now” host Jenna Lee agrees. She’s picking the Broncos “There’s simply no other choice.” Lee knows her football. Her dad played in two Super Bowls for the Minnesota Vikings. “I can NOT have a morose and despondent co-anchor on Monday morning.” Colorado native Jon Scott is a MAJOR Broncos fan.

But “America’s Newsroom” host Bill Hemmer is going against his colleagues: “Peyton Manning is once in a generation, it would be great if he wins another Super Bowl. But it seems everyone is going with Denver because of him. Which can only mean one thing: Seattle wins. Fair and Balanced.”

“Who do I want to lose more?” is the way MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki is looking at it. “As a Patriots fan, I’m torn. The Broncos beat my team and I can’t cheer for Peyton Manning, but I still remember when Pete Carroll inherited a great Patriots team from Bill Parcells and ran it into the ground.”

Kornacki’s call: “I’ll take an ugly game that reflects poorly on both teams and ends with Manning getting sacked in the end zone in overtime for a 2-0 Seattle win.”

ABC News correspondent Amy Robach, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy as she fights breast cancer, is rooting for Seattle “for one reason…”

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Amy Robach to Host Annual NLGJA Benefit

AMY ROBACHABC News anchor Amy Robach will host the NLGJA’s annual spring benefit in New York — this year on the first day of spring, March 20. ABC News is also the presenting sponsor of this year’s event which will be held at the Prince George Ballroom. The benefit brings together more than 300 journalists, executives, educators and students who support the mission of fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues.

“Headlines & Headliners continues to be one of the premiere media events in New York, and we are incredibly pleased to welcome Amy as our host,” said NLGJA President Jen Christensen. “Amy has inspired us not only as a journalist, but also through sharing her brave battle with breast cancer and the importance of early detection.”

Robach was diagnosed with breast cancer last fall after undergoing a mammogram as part of a “Good Morning America” story. She continues chemotherapy even as she plans to cover the Sochi Olympics for “GMA.”

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Amy Robach Cut Her Hair to ‘Take Control’ of Cancer

Amy Robach's New HaircutABC News correspondent Amy Robach, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy as she fights breast cancer, debuted a new short haircut on “Good Morning America” this morning. Robach noticed her hair was falling out and decided to preemptively cut it to “take control,” she writes on the “GMA” website:

Waiting and watching my hair fall out made me once again feel so powerless and so I decided to take control.  I made my appointment and then after receiving so many letters, cards, emails and tweets from women who were in my exact same position, I decided to record the cut. I wanted other women to know they are not alone.  I wanted my sisters to know that being brave is the only way to live with cancer… and today I feel powerful.

Robach debuted her new haircut and shared an update on her health on “GMA” this morning. Watch after the jump. Read more

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