Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes, co-hosts of ABC Information’ “GMA 3,” have been taken off the air following the general public disclosure of a romantic relationship, community President Kim Godwin introduced to staffers on Monday morning, in accordance with an individual accustomed to the matter.
“I’m going to speak about one thing that has change into an inside and an exterior distraction: The connection between two of our colleagues,” Godwin stated. “And so, I wish to say that whereas that relationship is just not a violation of firm coverage, I’ve actually taken the previous couple of days to consider and work by what I feel is finest for the ABC Information group. And so, for now, I’m going to take Amy and TJ off the air, whereas we determine this out.”
Godwin added such choices “usually are not simple, they’re not knee jerk, however they’re needed for the model.” She additionally requested workers to “cease the whispering within the hallways” concerning the matter.
“We are able to’t function with gossip, and hypothesis and rumors,” she stated. “We have to keep targeted on the work.”
Godwin stated, nonetheless, that if staffers assume there’s something administration must know, they need to contact human assets or a supervisor that they belief.
The transfer comes after the Each day Mail final week reported the 2 anchors have secretly engaged in a months-long romance, publishing images of the pair collectively.
ABC Information correspondents Gio Benitez and Stephanie Ramos will function non permanent hosts of the 1 p.m. ET present, Godwin stated.
Folks accustomed to the matter beforehand advised CNN that when the Each day Mail first reached out to ABC Information for remark concerning the relationship between Robach and Holmes, a stunned community spokesperson tried to find out whether or not the allegation was true. The spokesperson contacted Holmes, who poured chilly water on the tabloid’s reporting.
That resulted within the spokesperson making an attempt to push again towards the outlet’s reporting. The Each day Mail wasn’t deterred and printed its explosive story. When ABC representatives later noticed the pictures included within the Each day Mail’s story, they had been bowled over, the folks accustomed to the matter stated.
ABC Information declined to offer a touch upon the matter.
Following stories of the connection, Robach and Holmes continued to anchor this system. However Monday’s announcement suggests the community is taking the scenario critically.