No "Good Morning, America" for T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach

Herbie J Pilato

According to journalist Ted Johnson and, "T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach are poised to depart GMA3: What You Need To Know after the two anchors were taken off the air following public revelations of a romantic relationship between the two news figures."

As Johnson went on to report, "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 was held on Thursday, with the result being that they would be departing, a source said. An official announcement has not yet been made. The final details are still being worked out on their exit but was expected soon, according to a source familiar with the plans. TMZ first reported on their departure.

"Godwin had told staffers that the relationship between the two anchors had become an “internal and external distraction” in deciding to pull them off the air, as their relationship had been the subject of tabloid headlines. The show has featured fill-in hosts since then.

"Holmes and Robach have served as co-hosts of GMA3 since September 2020, joining ABC News chief medical correspondent Jennifer Ashton and replacing a special program devoted to the Covid pandemic that was launched earlier that year. The previous incarnation of the Good Morning America spinoff, GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke, ended earlier that year.

"In announcing that Holmes and Robach were being taken off the air, Godwin told staffers that “while the relationship is not a violation of company policy, I really have taken the last few days to think about and work through what I think is best for the ABC News organization.” Their absence from the show ended up being much longer.

"The Robach-Holmes relationship was disclosed in a story and photos on Robach is married to actor Andrew Shue and Holmes to lawyer Marilee Fiebig, and both couples reportedly had separated.

"GMA3, though, depends on the chemistry between the hosts, making for a publicly awkward situation. Contracts for high-profile media personalities typically include morals clauses, but Holmes and Robach’s camps are said to have been adamant that even that provision was not violated with a consensual relationship," Johnson concluded.

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Herbie J Pilato is the author of several books about pop culture including RETRO ACTIVE TELEVISION, THE 12 BEST SECRETS OF CHRISTMAS, MARY: THE MARY TYLER MOORE STORY, TWITCH UPON A STAR, GLAMOUR, GIDGETS AND THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, DASHING, DARING AND DEBONAIR, and NBC & ME: MY LIFE AS A PAGE IN A BOOK, among others. He's also a TV writer/producer, and has worked for Reelz, Bravo, E!, TLC, and hosted THEN AGAIN WITH HERBIE J PILATO, the hit classic TV talk show (which premiered on Amazon Prime in 2019).

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