“I’ve spent the last few days thinking and working on what I believe is best for the ABC News organization,” Godwin told staff. “That’s not what I want to talk about, we’re not going to talk about this call until we have more to say.
“Please stop whispering in the corridor,” added Godwin. “You know, we can’t work with gossip, speculation and rumours. We have to focus on work.”
A representative for “GMA3” did not respond to requests for comment.
on weekends, Entertainment Tonight published a report that Holmes had an affair with the former “GMA” producer that lasted several years before her romance with Robach.
That report, in addition to last week’s turmoil, contributed to Monday’s decision to oust the partners, the source said.
Things haven’t been going well with GMA’s top anchor Robin Roberts, multiple sources told Page Six.
As The Post previously reported, ABC News president Godwin and other top ABC executives were trying to figure out what to do. Last week, they were outraged at “emergency meetings” as videos and photos of the duo first surfaced. Daily Mail.
Sources close to ABC told The Post that Godwin was unaware of the escape.
Although the co-hosts appeared oblivious to the news of their romance when they hosted the show on Friday, Page Six told Robach and her husband, actor Andrew Shue, was getting divorced.
It’s unclear how Shue or Holmes’ wife, attorney Marilee Fiebig, found out about the incident, but sources told Page Six that the couple had been separated since August.
On Friday, after the filming of “GMA3,” Robach was seen moving out of the New York home he once shared with Shue, where he broke his silence on the controversy for the first time.
Asked if he had anything to say, Robach told the Daily Mail: “It’s been great. I got a lot of support. You know I appreciate everything and I’m glad to be going to work,” Black said before getting into his company car.
Sources told The Post last week that due to their relationship, the duo will “keep their jobs” and the network will benefit from all the attention the event will bring.
“At the end of the day, it’s about the ratings,” the source said, adding that based on the attention the story is getting, “the ratings are going to go through the roof.”
In an editorial, Godwin added, “If you think there’s something management should know, you can always call HR or, as we say, talk to a manager you trust. If you think there’s anything we should know.”