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ABC meteorologist Ginger Zee clarifies confusion that she is leaving ‘GMA’

ABC meteorologist Ginger Zee helped clear up a misconception that she was leaving the network.

The Good morning America The leading weather expert, 42, posted a photo with a new addition to ABC’s meteorology team.

Zee beamed alongside Somara Theodore, who is making the leap into national coverage after most recently working at NBC’s WRC-TV in Washington DC. Theodore joins ABC News as a meteorologist in New York.

The pair were eating at a restaurant when they posed for the photo, and Zee posted it on Twitter.

“I can’t tell you how excited I am to introduce the newest member of our ABC weather team… Somara Theodore; so happy to have you on board. You’ll all be seeing her for the first time on @GMA this Saturday! #team #letsgo #meteorologists,” Zee captioned the post.

While many of her followers congratulated Theodore on her appointment, one fan thought the post meant Zee was leaving her current role.

“It won’t be the same without you. I know wherever you go, everyone will like you.
I’m glad we have a good person to fill in for you.” wrote Twitter user @1961dw.

Zee quickly made it clear that she wasn’t leaving ABC anytime soon.

“I’m not going anywhere – she complements our team ;)” she replied.

Some of her followers were also confused by the photo and suspected Theodore to be replacing someone at ABC News.

“Is she taking @RobMarciano’s place?” asked one user to which Zee responded, “All a great team 🙌.”

But many others were already familiar with Theodore’s work and admitted they were excited to see her on national programming.

“I’ve been a fan of hers since she was in Cleveland! I can’t wait to see her!” wrote a fan.

And another added: “Now Somara can stand on the Hudson River in front of the Tappan Zee Bridge! We will miss her so much on NBC4 in DC but I am sooooo excited for her amazing work taking her to a new level! Congratulations, Samara!!”

Active on social media, Zee often calls out people who criticize her on Twitter, especially when they comment on her looks or age.

Lately, she hasn’t appreciated a person she’s called “old-faced.”

“Aye @Ginger_Zee you look old,” the person tagged her on Twitter.

“Is that a bad thing? I’m proud of my age. Thanks.” She answered.

Zee’s fans gave her support in the comments, telling her she was “beautiful and smart”.

She has made her beginning Good morning America Promoted to Weekend Meteorologist in 2011 and Chief Meteorologist in 2013.

Zee has been married to media personality Ben Aaron since June 2014. They are parents to 7-year-old Adrian and 4-year-old Miles.

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