Josh Elliott has been fired from CBS News after on-air blunder

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Elliott was finally called to an early morning meeting February 13 with CBS News president David Rhodes, and was sacked.

The circumstances of the dismissal are related to his handling of his expected move to a higher profile role at CBS News, according to two people familiar with the matter who were not authorized to discuss it publicly. A lack of communication resulted in the firing of Josh from the network. Josh will no longer be reporting for CBS News.

Josh Elliott's new role with CBS is now officially over just about as soon as it began.

And he's out. Josh Elliott was reportedly fired from CBS after announcing he was stepping down without telling his bosses, Page Six reports. Nobody has seen her.

The problem? None of the bigwigs at CBS knew Elliott was going to make any such announcement; as one network source told the New York Post, "This is a mess of epic proportions".

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The report comes from Page Six, which places the blame on a weird on-air announcement by Elliott on Friday. "This is a mystifying situation". He's worked at CBS and NBC in quick succession after leaving ABC's "Good Morning America".

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The column's sources say that Elliott's announcement was premature and CBS executives didn't know he was going to quit the digital job. Josh will no longer be reporting for CBS News, ' the emailed statement read.

CBS didn't specify what led to their decision over Josh being fired. He later revealed he took a pay cut to leave, and was paid an estimated $4 million a year by NBC. "We are grateful for his contributions over the a year ago, and we wish him the very best in his future endeavors", a network spokesperson said in a statement. The 45-year-old abruptly left for NBC after contract talks broke down with ABC.