Elliott, who’s now making about $1.2 million a year, is demanding $8 million a year to stay, sources exclusively tell Page Six.
Elliott has just four weeks left on his contract, and the two sides are deadlocked over cash. Meanwhile, Elliott's people also claim he's in talks with NBC to possibly jump ship and take on a role covering both news and sports there.
A source told Page Six: “Josh knows he is integral to the success of ‘GMA’ and wants a huge pay increase to stay. He wants $8 million, while ABC is offering $4 million. Josh’s background is sports. He started at ESPN, so his agents at CAA [Creative Artists Agency] have been actively talking to NBC about a part-news, part-sports role, like a younger Bob Costas.”
The source added: “Josh only has four weeks left on his contract, and there’s a lot of talk about how CAA has dragged the negotiations out. ABC wants Josh to stay. He is a very talented broadcaster, but $8 million is too much. He isn’t bigger than ‘GMA.’ ”