A “Good Morning America” anchor is reportedly demanding $8 million a year to stay at the ABC morning program. The New York Post’s Page Six reports that anchor Josh Elliott is looking for a significant boost from his current $1.2 million annual pay.
Elliott has only four weeks remaining on his contract, and the two sides are at a stalemate over the financial terms of the deal, the story reports. Elliott is also talking with NBC about possibly moving to that network to cover news and sports, the article adds.
Elliott was thought to be looking for more money after “GMA” anchor Robin Roberts signed a deal reportedly worth about $14 million a year, the piece notes.
“Josh is a real star. We never comment on contract negotiations, but we expect him to have a long and terrific career at ABC,” a spokesman for ABC said.