GOOD Morning America staffers feel embattled weatherman Rob Marciano was given special treatment before Amy Robach and TJ Holmes were pushed off the show for their alleged affair.
A newsroom source told The U.S. Sun that the GMA weatherman was relegated to field duty and excommunicated from ABC’s New York offices over concerns of alleged anger management issues.
GettyRob Marciano was relegated to filed duty following allegations of anger management issues[/caption]
BackGridA source said ABC seemed to be tryign to avoid another PR nightmare like Amy Robach and TJ Holmes’ scandal[/caption]
“He’s not out in the field because of sexual harassment or MeToo-type issues.
“The decision to place him out of the office was about anger issues which spiked around the time he was going through his divorce from his wife last year.
“He was regularly having temper tantrums that made some of his colleagues uncomfortable,” the staffer added.
Rob, 54, appeared to be briefly taken off the air and was brought back, but only hosted segments out in the field.
Another source said there is concern that ABC tried to sweep the Rob situation under the rug.
That insider added that ABC News president Kim Godwin is “on thin ice, especially after the Amy and TJ scandal.
“There is concern that ABC is trying to shove this under the rug instead of making waves.
“They’ve done nothing but keep him on the ground away from others in a very uncharacteristic way.”
That insider added that it appears ABC is “trying to push off another PR nightmare” by simply not allowing him to be inside the iconic Times Square studios.
“It’s an insane way to handle a scandal.”
GMA was mired in controversy late last year when their co-hosts, Amy and TJ’s alleged extramarital affair was outed.
The coupled-up co-hosts were let go from their cushy ABC gigs in January following months of investigation by ABC.
ROB WANTS BACK INSIDE
Rob wants to come back to working in studio but GMA executive producer, Simone Swink, won’t let him after one particularly troubling incident that happened with a female staffer, Page Six had previously reported.
“She’s no-nonsense and is very serious. She’s focused on the work and wants to keep [her staff] focused and happy. She’s very protective of her team,” that source said.
Simone became the EP when their former boss Michael Corn was fired from the show amid claims he sexually assaulted two women.
The source added Simone is “holding her ground” and “being extra cautious” of the situation.
Last July, Rob’s ex-wife, Eryn, secretly filed for divorce, after 11 years together, The U.S. Sun exclusively revealed at the time.
He was absent for many months last Summer, as they were figuring out the split.
According to New York court records, Eryn filed for divorce on June 18, 2021.
Rob and Eryn married in November 2010 and share two children together, Madelynn, 10, and Mason, 4.
Despite the divorce, the exes appear to be co-parenting amicably, as they took a trip to Walt Disney World with their kids over Spring Break last April, according to Rob’s Instagram.
ABCSince what appeared to be a brief hiatus from air, Rob has been relegated to field duty[/caption]
GettyOne source suggested ABC was trying to avoid another major scandal[/caption]