Amy Robach is set to seal the deal on a new television job in a million dollar deal that will see her on the air one day a week, sources say.
But NewsNation, her potential new employers, scrapped their initial plans for her to hook up with her on-air lover TJ Holmes and decided they had no place for him on the station, DailyMail.com can reveal it exclusively.
The decision to hire Robach has already angered future colleagues who have made it clear to station honchos that they don’t want her as they fear the network will be seen as a ‘dumpster’ for anchors. in disgrace.
“First Chris Stirewalt then Chris Cuomo and now Amy!” one of them told DailyMail.com. “It doesn’t do our reputation any good.
“It feels like we’re a dumping ground for people who can’t find bigger and better work elsewhere.”
Amy Robach is in talks with NewsNation executives to join the network for a seven-figure gig tentatively titled Robach & Co. from January
Amy shows off her toned legs in denim shorts and a blue tank top as she rides a Citibike near her Manhattan apartment
Discuss employment options? TJ and Amy were deep in conversation as they returned from a trip to the Citarella supermarket in New York last week
“There’s no question that Amy is talented,” the source added. “But the general feeling in the building is that it has too much baggage and that the company should be looking for talent that hasn’t been fired from other networks.”
The 50-year-old mother-of-two is set to start her new gig – tentatively titled Robach & Co. in January – exactly a year after she and Holmes were fired by ABC for failing to disclose they had a connection.
The couple – who were both married – had been suspended as co-presenters of GMA3 in December 2022 after DailyMail.com exclusively revealed the affair when they were pictured together on a cozy break in New York’s Shawangunk Mountains shortly before Thanksgiving.
NewsNation insiders say the company began exploring the possibility of taking on both Robach and Holmes, 45, shortly after they were fired. The cable network hoped the on-air chemistry they showed at ABC would carry over into their new show together.
But after only a few months, they gave up on the idea and started doing “mockups” — behind-the-scenes work like creating logos and preparing a theme for a show — with just Amy.
NewsNation launched in March 2021, initially as a non-political station. It has since taken on personalities and now airs prime-time opinion shows
Amy will have her hands full as she goes solo on her new venture after NewsNation bosses decided they didn’t want TJ to share airtime with her
The show is scheduled for prime time, DailyMail.com has learned. It’s described within the network as “a weekly conversation with different newsmakers and human interest stories around the world.”
NewsNation launched in March 2021, initially as a non-political station. It has since taken on personalities and now airs prime-time opinion shows.
Chris Stirewalt joined the network as political editor in May 2022 after being fired by Fox News for incorrectly calling the Arizona election for Joe Biden.
Chris Cuomo joined six months later after CNN fired him for advising his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who was being investigated in a sexual harassment scandal.
Other hosts include Ashleigh Banfield, Elizabeth Vargas and Dan Abrams.
Chris Cuomo joined NewsNation after CNN fired him for advising his brother, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who was being investigated in a sexual harassment scandal.
Chris Stirewalt joined the network as political editor in May 2022 after being fired by Fox News for incorrectly calling the Arizona election for Joe Biden
Robach’s arrival will be another step in the Chicago-based channel’s attempt to establish itself as serious competition to the three leaders in the field, the conservative Fox News, the liberal MSNBC and CNN who changed their political views. during managerial tumults and now appears to move back to the left.
It already claims to be the fastest growing cable news network in the country, reaching 70 million homes.
But with an average of 93,000 viewers per night, it ranks as the 76th most-watched network, well below the big three. Fox attracts more than 1.4 million viewers each night, MSNBC nearly 1.2 million and CNN 571,000.
Even the far-right Newsmax far exceeds NewsNation with an average overnight audience of 249,000.
The station – which is owned by the Nexstar media group – describes itself on its website as “America’s source for engaging, unbiased news that reflects the full range of perspectives across the country.”
Last year, he announced a major expansion of his news business by opening production studios in New York and Washington, D.C., meaning Robach won’t have to travel to Windy City for his new show.
They were known for their flirty on-screen chemistry since ABC first paired them on GMA3 in September 2020.
Robach’s divorce from former Melrose Place star Andrew Shue was finalized in March, while Holmes’ split from attorney Marilee Fiebig is in its final stages. The two couples had been married for 12 years
The couple have been doing well since being made redundant and have been seen regularly packing on the PDA and vacationing together
Both Robach and Holmes have been out of work since ABC let them go. They were seen regularly hanging out and exercising in New York City and vacationed in Puerto Rico and Mexico.
Robach’s divorce from former Melrose Place star Andrew Shue was finalized in March, while Holmes’ split from attorney Marilee Fiebig is in its final stages. The two couples had been married for 12 years.
As DailyMail.com revealed in May, Holmes has decided not to renew the lease on her Manhattan apartment when it expires at the end of the summer and plans to move in full-time with her lover.
TJ and Amy’s secret romance was revealed in November last year after DailyMail.com found them at a secluded rental cabin near scenic Minnewaska State Park, a two-hour drive north of New York.
This was after they were seen enjoying post-filming drinks at O’Donoghue’s Irish Bar in Times Square and touring each other’s apartments.
The romance began in London when they were sent to cover the late Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in June last year.
Even before that, they were known for their flirty on-screen chemistry ever since ABC first paired them on GMA3 in September 2020.
They often trained together, ran a half marathon side by side and admitted how close they were before they started their affair.