TO UPDATE: Amy Robach and TJ Holmes are dating GMA3: what you need to know and leave the network, an ABC News spokesperson confirmed.
“After several productive conversations with Amy Robach and TJ Holmes about different options, we all agreed that it was best for everyone if they left ABC News. We recognize their talent and commitment over the years and are grateful for their contributions,” the spokesperson said.
The announcement came after negotiation and mediation sessions. Robach and Holmes have not been on the air since December, when reports surfaced that they were romantically involved.
No permanent host has been announced for the show.
Robach is also leaving another network assignment, as co-anchor of 20/20. In a memo to employees, ABC News President Kim Godwin said a decision on who co-anchors that show and GMA3 «will come later.» She acknowledged that the stories about Robach and Holmes had been a «distraction».
PREVIOUSLY: TJ Holmes and Amy Robach are about to leave CMG3: What do you want to knowafter both anchors were taken off the air following public revelations of a romantic relationship between the two news personalities.
Last month, ABC News President Kim Godwin told staffers that Holmes and Robach were being taken off the air pending an internal investigation. A contentious mediation session took place on Thursday which resulted in their departure, a source said. An official announcement has yet to be made. Final details are still being worked out on their release, but they were expected soon, according to a source familiar with the plans. TMZ first reported on their departure.
Godwin had told staff members that the relationship between the two anchors had become an «internal and external distraction» when he decided to take them off the air, as their relationship had made tabloid headlines. The show has featured replacement hosts since then.
Holmes and Robach served as co-hosts of CMG3 since September 2020, joining ABC News chief medical correspondent Jennifer Ashton and replacing a special dedicated to the Covid pandemic launched earlier that year. The previous incarnation of hello america spin off, CMG3: Strahan, Sara and Kekecompleted earlier that year.
Announcing that Holmes and Robach were off the air, Godwin told staffers that «while the relationship is not a violation of company policy, I’ve really taken the last few days to reflect and work on it. which I think is best for the ABC News organization. Their absence from the show ended up being much longer.
The Robach-Holmes relationship was revealed in a story and photos on DailyMail.com. Robach is married to actor Andrew Shue and Holmes to lawyer Marilee Fiebig, and the two couples are said to have separated.
CMG3, however, depends on the chemistry between the hosts, which creates a publicly awkward situation. Contracts for high profile media personalities typically include morality clauses, but the Holmes and Robach camps were reportedly adamant that even this provision was not violated with a consensual relationship.
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