Friday, January 08, 2016
Josh Elliot Leaves NBC, A World Rejoices. Jenna Wolfe Leaves NBC and a World Cries!
Sad news to report, Josh Elliot and NBC have reached the conclusion that Josh Elliot will not be working for the Peacock network anymore. The former star of Good Morning America signed to a high-profile contract at NBC almost two years ago. The signing didn't exactly heighten Elliot's profile, he was only a part of NBC Sports and if you're like me you haven't watched NBC Sports since Dick Enberg was still with us. During the signing, Elliot seemed really happy about being the NBC Sports guy. Josh Elliot is a tremendous liar.
We all know Elliot wanted the gig at the Today Show but it didn't turn out as planned. That show is about 15 folks deep one in co-hosts, Peter Alexander, a brother who's 7 feet tall and always speaks with his outside voice, Carson Daly, Willie Geist, etc. You know what? I even saw Harry Smith on there, he was drunk of course. You know who I didn't see? Josh Elliot, not one morning, not even a single day. Ha!
Part 2: It's no secret that Josh Elliot can reportedly be a corrosive presence in the office. He's very ambitious, selfish and he's been known to have a work fling or two. Hey? That sounds like Matt Lauer!
Josh Elliot is taking a break to spend time trolling on the internet for whores.
Who's that? Who's there? Well it's Jenna Wolfe! Jenna Wolfe was the co-host of the weekend edition of Today until they demoted her and made her read news like a newbie. Sad times. In 2014 Wolfe announced that she leaving Weekend Today to become a health-fitness guru on the week day edition of Today. Ha! In the business, that seemed like a stopgap measure, you know, "re-assign" someone, don't give them a doggone thing to do and wait until they leave in a huff. To be honest, I think I only saw Jenna Wolfe once on the Today show she was feigning enthusiasm in workout gear with jump robes at her defeated ankles.
Wolfe was also supposed to do national news reporting too. I didn't see that either. With all of that on her plate (and motherhood w/ her girlfriend Stephanie Goosk.) Wolfe put some pep in her step and left NBC all together. Oh noes! Jenna Wolfe has a website where you can read about exercise stuff.
This was Jenna Wolfe's old home. Did you hear the latest? Well what happened about a year ago? Lester Holt finally escaped after being there for a million years. On Holt's last day he was a river of tears and broke down on Dylan Dreyer's lap, cried and grabbed her behindz! Lester Holt is now the lead anchor on NBC Nightly News taking over for Lyin' Brian Williams.
And about Weekend Today. Well, the show has really improved. Erica Hill has really gotten better and the addition of the aforementioned Dylan Dreyer and the lovely Sheinelle Jones is great too.
Weekend Today ***
Part 2: I feel odd not complaining....