GOOD Morning America’s Ginger Zee has confirmed that a new face is set to join the team after fans asked about a possible replacement for Rob Marciano.
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Zee (center) responded to rumors about a replacement for Marciano (right)Getty Images – Getty
However, the announcement also caused a number of viewers to worry about the current members of the morning show, including Marciano.
“All one big team,” Zee tweeted in response.
Others were concerned that Theodore would be replacing Zee.
“It won’t be the same without you. I know where ever you go everyone will like you,” one person tweeted.
“I’m glad we have a good person stepping in for you.”
The concerns grew after Zee was missing from the 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.”
‘HAPPY TO HAVE YOU ONBOARD’
Zee shared the photo of Theodore with the caption: “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, DC, and will now be based in New York City.
Somara’s former colleagues at NBC’s WRC-TV 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.”
“With Somara among our ranks, I look forward to the unparalleled, continuing coverage of weather systems and climate change, expanding on our team’s on-the-ground reporting over the years from coast to coast within the U.S. and across the world from Mexico City to Canada, Antarctica to Africa, New Zealand to Australia and beyond.”