ABC executives have been conducting “emergency meetings” to handle the chaos since news leaked that “Good Morning America” hosts Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes were having an alleged covert love affair, according to The Washington Post.
According to one source familiar with the issue, Robach, who is married to actor Andrew Shue, and Holmes, who is married to lawyer Marilee Fiebig, may “save their jobs if their numbers hold up” in the coming weeks.
“It’s ultimately about the ratings,” the source said, adding that based on the attention this story is getting, “ratings are going to go through the roof.”
Another ABC insider close to the situation, however, noted that ABC News president Kim Godwin did not have any knowledge of the affair. A third source said the duo could face disciplinary actions if the “GMA3” co-hosts did not disclose the relationship.
“If ABC didn’t know, they should enforce company policy,” a high-level Hollywood source said. The details of ABC’s policy on inter-office relationships could not be immediately learned.