ABC announces new 'GMA3' co-anchors following Amy Robach, T.J. Holmes affair scandal

"GMA3" has new hosts following the ousting of Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes.

ABC News correspondents Eva Pilgrim and DeMarco Morgan are joining the program alongside Dr. Jennifer Ashton as ABC News chief health and medical correspondent, ABC News President Kim Godwin shared in a note to staffers Thursday.

Pilgrim has worked for ABC News since 2015 as a New York correspondent and the co-anchor of "Good Morning America" on Saturday and Sunday since 2018. Gio Benitez will takeover Pilgrim's spot on "GMA." Morgan is newer to the news outlet, joining in 2022 as a Los Angeles correspondent.

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"I am incredibly proud of the reporting Eva, DeMarco and Gio have brought to ABC News. They join their colleagues Whit, Janai and Dr. Jen whose steadfast commitment to bold, straightforward journalism has been integral to their respective programs’ success," Godwin said in the note, shared in a statement to USA TODAY.

'GMA3' hosts Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes alleged affair became an 'external distraction'

The new "GMA3: What You Need to Know" co-host announcement comes five months after Robach and Holmes were officially ousted from the afternoon news program following their alleged affair.

"After several productive conversations with Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes, about different options, we all agreed it’s best for everyone that they move on from ABC News," an ABC spokesperson told USA TODAY in January. "We recognize their talent and commitment over the years and are thankful for their contributions."

The decision came about one month after ABC temporarily sidelined the co-anchors, both separately married, calling the allegations a "distraction." Photographs and videos published by the Daily Mail in November showed the duo cozying up. One picture showed the two holding hands. Another Holmes patting Robach on the bottom.

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"It's become an internal and an external distraction, the relationship between two of our colleagues," Godwin alerted the editorial staff in December, according to an employee on the call who was not authorized to share details publicly. "While the relationship is not a violation of company policies, I have taken the last few days to think through what I think is best for our organization. For now, I'm going to take Amy and T.J. off the air while we figure this out."

Later that month, Holmes filed a petition for divorce from immigration attorney Marilee Fiebig, whom he married in March 2010 and shares 10-year-old daughter Sabine with.

"Marilee’s sole focus has remained on the overall best interests of her nine-year-old daughter," Fiebig's attorney Stephanie Lehman said in a statement to the DailyMail earlier this month. "To that end, TJ’s attorney and I have been working together to move their divorce forward privately, expeditiously, and as amicably as possible."

Lehman confirmed the report to USA TODAY.

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Robach wed "Melrose Place" star Andrew Shue in 2010. They listed their New York City apartment for sale in September . While the pair did not have kids together, Robach has two children from her first marriage.

The former "GMA3" hosts appear to still be together. They were recently photographed holding hands in New York City.

Contributing: Erin Jensen, Jenna Ryu, Charles Trepany

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 'GMA3' hosts: Amy Robach, T.J. Holmes replacements announced