Elliott first joined ESPN in 2004 as a panelist for Around the Horn and Jim Rome Is Burning, as well as serving as guest co-host for Cold Pizza on ESPN2.
On ESPN Classic, Elliott hosted the short-lived Classic Now, which aired from June 2005 to March 2006.
He began there in comedy development and later worked in physical production.
After graduating from Columbia, Elliott worked for Sports Illustrated for six years, covering events in most major sports.
When Horowitz was creating ESPN2's "Sports Nation" in 2009, sources said, ESPN considered pairing Elliott with Michelle Beadle before ultimately casting Colin Cowherd as Beadle co-host.