The Hollywood Reporter covered former Good Morning America news anchor Josh Elliott’s press event to announce his new role at NBC Sports. He took this time to discuss his much publicized departure from the top rated morning show:

As for his very public exit from GMA, Elliott called the coverage “incredibly uncomfortable” and said that he’s been surprised by how much attention his move has gotten. “It was not an acrimonious parting at all,” noted Elliott, who also called ABC’s offer “generous and wonderful.” “I have been amazed at how deeply personal choice became this bit player in this absurdist melodrama. I owe everything to the folks at Disney… Everything I have I owe to Ben Sherwood.”

Josh was the second high profile departure from the morning program. Earlier weather anchor Sam Champion left to launch a three hour morning show on The Weather Channel.