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Good Morning America anchor Josh Elliott wants a big increase in his salary. Elliott is currently in contract negotiations with ABC after calling for a salary raise that is equal to that of co-anchor Robin Roberts.
Page Six reports that after Roberts was able to secure a new contract worth $14 million, Elliott's agents have expressed their demand for Elliott's raise in salary to be as high as Roberts. A source told Page Six that Elliot doesn't want a humongous increase, but he does want one that is similar to Roberts.
Additionally, Elliott's agents have been in contact with NBC News, but the goal is to have Elliott sign a new contract with ABC. A network source said that, “It would be a blow to lose Josh, so everyone is focused on reaching a deal."
Elliott joined ABC in 2011, and after a year Good Morning America was able to break the Today Show's 16-year winning streak of being No. 1 in the ratings.
The Huffington Post reported that it would be in ABC's best interest to do everything in its power to keep Elliott aboard, because Good Morning America has already lost former weatherman Sam Champion. Champion left the show to become a host and managing editor at the Weather Channel.
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