Liz Cho is the local television news anchor in New York City. She was born on December 19, 1970 in Concord, Massachusetts, to the Korean-American Dr. Sang I Cho and Donna Weltman Cho, a Jewish American. Dr. Cho is a well known liver and kidney transplant surgeon and led the team that performed the first liver transplant in Boston. Dr. Cho was raised in Korea but immigrated to the United States to practice medicine. Donna Cho was also in the medical field and was employed as a registered nurse. Although her parents were both in the medical field, Liz chose to pursue a different type of career. Liz graduated from Boston University majoring in journalism and history.

Liz Cho began her career in Newton, Massachusetts where she worked as an editor at New England Cable News. She next worked in Miami, Florida at WPLG.  Next, it was on to Chicago, Illinois where she became a correspondent for ABC NewsOne. Liz Cho quickly moved up the ranks at ABC and served as a correspondent for Good Morning America and anchor for World News Now. In July of 2003, Cho joined WABC-TV as an anchor on Eyewitness News replacing Diana Williams on the 6-11 p.m. edition.

At WABC-TV, where Cho is currently working, she co-anchors the weekday 4-6 p.m. editions of Eyewitness News with Bill Ritter. As a journalist, she covered President Ronald Reagan’s funeral (the first state funeral in 31 years), both Democratic and Republican conventions, and the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. She also covers the local major news stories and has completed other various assignments for ABC network including many important ones such as President Bill Clinton’s impeachment, the initial weeks of the Iraq war, the shooting at Columbine High School and the 1997 tornado destruction in Oklahoma. In 2011, she anchored the station’s new First at 4:00 newscast with David Novarro which was slotted in the hour vacated by The Oprah Winfrey Show departure.

In 2003, the beautiful Liz Cho was named as one of the People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful Women.

Cho was married to Evan Mark Gottlieb in 2008 and together they have a daughter Louisa Simone. Gottlieb, the president of GOCO Development was born and raised in Florida. The couple went through a bitter divorce in 2012. They are now doing what is best for their daughter. The television news anchor says she and Gottlieb divorced following a nasty legal battle over the renovation of their Westchester home.  Cho says she just walked out of her Yonkers home, taking her daughter along with her. The couple had bought the home, a huge mansion with nine bedrooms and four bathrooms valued at $2.2 million, in 2011, but they did not live there for very long as things quickly went south for their relationship. A contractor sued the couple accusing them of cheating him of over $100,000 for upgrading their home.  According to Cho and Gottlieb, they had a verbal agreement that the bill for all construction done would not exceed $343,000. The couple’s lawyer, Matthew Parrott, said that Gottlieb and Cho had not realized the extent of the “damage” caused by the construction company until they bought in another building company to finish the job. He said they are looking “forward to having their rights vindicated in court”. Cho filed for divorce from Gottlieb in 2012.


The same year rumors of the stunning Liz Cho and the handsome Josh Elliott dating emerged. There were rumors that Cho was secretly seeing the ex ABC Good Morning America news anchor and current NBC Sports host, Josh Elliott even before her split from her husband; but friends of Cho say they only started dating after her divorce from Gottlieb. To celebrate his new NBC Sports gig, Josh took his girlfriend Cho away to Miami for a romantic weekend. They were seen dining with best friend Matt Ginella and former GMA co-star Sam Champion. Then, two years after her first divorce, Liz Cho was ready to give marriage another try and agreed to marry Josh.

The couple was married on July 15, in an intimate garden wedding held at a private estate in Montecito, California, and was attended by seventy guests. Just three weeks prior to the wedding, Elliot received the news that his mother, Toni, had died. Elliot was devastated and said “It was a massive, brutal moment. My immediate reaction was, ‘How am I going to make it”. Like Cho, it was Elliot’s second marriage. He was previously married to Priya Narang and they had a daughter named Sarina. The couple’s daughters from their respective first marriages both featured on their big day as maids of honor.  The girls placed flowers on an empty chair to honor Elliott’s mom and, at the reception, guests kept her memory alive in their toasts. “The tears totally flowed,” said Elliott, “but they were happy tears” adds Cho, “We chose happiness and joy.”

 “It was wonderfully romantic,” says Cho of her wedding. “Josh’s vows were the most beautiful words I had ever heard.”

Liz Cho is active on Twitter and recently posted about the hearing for Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court Justice Nominee.  “Their names are Ana Maria Marchila & Maria Gallagher. Ana Maria is a mom from Queens and Maria is from Westchester County. And today, they may have changed the course of history by confronting Jeff Flake and making their voices heard.” She goes on to say “These two women clearly made a difference.” Ana Maria Archila and Maria Gallagher are the two sexual assault survivors who confronted Arizona Senator Jeff Flake inside of a Senate elevator. Reporters were attempting to ask the senator questions when the two survivors stepped forward to demand he listen to them. Senator Flake later told the committee to send Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Senate floor with the caveat that the FBI investigate Dr. Ford’s allegation.

Last Modified: Apr 8, 2020

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