GINGER Zee has confirmed that she will continue as chief meteorologist for GMA after an Instagram post sparked panic among fans.
The Good Morning America star posted on social media on Thursday, March 2, announcing a new addition to her team.
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Zee, 42, posted a sweet photo with her new colleague Somara Theodore, telling fans she is “elated” to have the young meteorologist on board.
Her caption read: “I’m forecasting sunshine, rainbows, and all the blizzards & hurricanes in between. So happy to have you.”
Somara has been working as a meteorologist in Washington, DC, and will now be based at GMA’s headquarters in New York City.
ABC News announced that Somara had secured a new job with them on Wednesday.
Some fans were concerned that the news meant Ginger, who has been chief meteorologist for Good Morning America since 2013, would be leaving the show for good.
One fan commented: “Wait, hopefully you’re not going someplace else?”
Another said: “As long as she is not replacing you, welcome aboard!”
Zee soothed her fans however, telling them: “Nope, she is joining our team – so I can do more!”
Other fans were delighted by the news.
One said: “Somara, you couldn’t work with a better person than Ginger. She is so genuine and the best person you could meet. We love her and we’re sure you will love her too.”
Panic was first sparked amongst viewers early last week when Ginger was absent from the show.
Ginger’s absence had a simple explanation, however – she was interviewing Robert Downey Jr. in Los Angeles as Sam Champion took her spot to present the weather.
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.”
Somara will join the GMA team in New York City