GINGER ZEE has confirmed the new host who will be joining the Good Morning America team.
The chief meteorologist was “elated” to bring the news to eager fans.
Ginger Zee welcomed a new member to the GMA teamTwitterSomara Theodore will be the new meteorologist based in New York City[/caption]
The announcement also caused a number of viewers to worry about the current members of the morning show.
On Thursday, Ginger tweeted a photograph of herself and the new team member at a restaurant.
She said: “Can’t tell you how elated I am to introduce you to the newest member of our ABC weather team…Somara Theodore.
“So happy to have you onboard. You will see her on @GMA for the first time this Saturday! #team #letsgo #meteortologists.”
Somara has been working as a meteorologist in Washington D.C. and will now be based in New York City.
A number of followers of Ginger Zee worried that the new addition would see the loss of a beloved member.
One asked: “Is she taking @RobMarciano place?”
Ginger replied: “All one big team.”
Another assumed Ginger was moving on from the show and praised her for her work.
They said: “It won’t be the same without you. I know where ever you go everyone will like you.
“I’m glad we have a good person stepping in for you.”
The concerns come after Ginger was missing from a show earlier this week.
The chief meteorologist was absent from the show while she interviewed Robert Downey Jr. in Los Angeles and was filled in by Sam Champion.
However, Ginger has reassured her concerned followers that she is “not going anywhere.”
Others praised Ginger and said that Somara “has a great mentor there!”
Somara’s former colleagues at NBC’s News4 in Washington have wished her well in her new role.
“Our News4 family came together to celebrate our Black heritage and to send off our sweet, talented, smart, and devastatingly beautiful sister Somara Theodore as she prepares for her next big thing!!
“I miss my girl already,” tweeted Tracee Wilkins.
ABC News announced that Somara had secured a new job with them on Wednesday.
In a statement sent to the news division, ABC News president Kim Godwin said: ” I am excited to announce that Somara Theodore has joined the ABC News team as our newest meteorologist based in New York City.
“Somara is an award-winning meteorologist hailing from WRC-TV in Washington D.C., where she served on Storm Team 4 for six years, reporting forecasts on the weekend-edition newscasts, NBCWashington.com, WTOP Radio as well as NBC’s Weekend Today.
“While in D.C., Somara also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, teaching broadcast meteorology.
Prior to WRC-TV, Somara was the morning meteorologist at WEWS-TV in Cleveland, where she won an Emmy ® Award for her comprehensive morning weathercast of a deadly plane crash in Akron, Ohio.
“Somara’s career kicked off as a weekend meteorologist for WJCL-TV in Savannah, Georgia.
In this new role at ABC News, Somara will serve as our third New York-based meteorologist, working alongside our trailblazing team that includes chief meteorologist and managing editor of ABC News’ climate unit Ginger Zee and senior meteorologist Rob Marciano.”
She added: “With Somara among our ranks, I look forward to the unparalleled, continuing coverage of weather systems and climate change.”
InstagramSomara previously worked at News4 in Washington D.C.[/caption]