T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach, anchors on daytime show GMA3, are departing ABC News following their romantic affair being revealed. They were taken off the air in early December.
“After several productive conversations with Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes about different options, we all agreed it’s best for everyone that they move on from ABC News,” the network said in a statement. “We recognize their talent and commitment over the years and are thankful for their contributions.”
The anchors and ABC were in mediation over the terms of their departure, reported the New York Times.
Holmes and Robach were both married when their affair took place, though both were separated from their spouses.
After the affair was revealed in the Daily Mail, Kim Godwin, ABC News president, took the anchors off the air. She said the affair did not transgress company policy, but it had become an “internal and external distraction.” A rotating lineup of anchors hosted the program.
Robach had been with ABC News since 2012 and Holmes since 2014. The duo teamed up on GMA3, a spinoff of Good Morning America, in 2020. ■
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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.