GMA’s Ginger Zee welcomes ‘fill in’ who said they’re ‘jumping straight in’ to new role at network

A NEW anchor filled in on ABC’s ‘America This Morning’ on Tuesday and was immediately welcomed to the show by weather royalty, Ginger Zee.

Jaclyn Lee announced this week that she will be filling in on key slots for World News Now and America This Morning over the coming days.

Ginger Zee welcomed Jaclyn in her new role


Ginger Zee welcomed Jaclyn in her new roleCredit: Getty
Jaclyn Lee left 6abc Action News after three years


Jaclyn Lee left 6abc Action News after three yearsCredit: Instagram/Jaclyn Lee

She added that following these postings she will be seen on local ABC desks.

Jaclyn tweeted: “Jumping right in! What a way to start a new job.

“I’m filling in on the anchor desk for World News Now and @americathismorning all week long!

“Check your local @ABC listings and you can watch early in the AM with the rest of the insomniacs.”

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The tweet was accompanied by a clip of her anchoring Tuesday’s show in which she gave further insight into the Chinese spy balloon.

Jaclyn gave further details on the 200ft balloon which was shot down over the US and “exposed gaps” in US intelligence.

In response to her news, Ginger Zee said, “welcome!” which saw Jaclyn explain her excitement to meet the chief meteorologist.

Meanwhile, long-term followers of Jaclyn have shared their bittersweet feelings about her new posting.

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One follower tweeted: “Saw you this morning on 6ABC! Congratulations!

“You will be missed in Philly but always a pleasure to see your beautiful face and smile.”

Another added: “You, we miss you!”

The news host previously worked for ABC’s Philadelphia station 6abc Action News where she spent three years as a reporter and anchor.

Before this, she worked for WVEC-TV, the affiliate of ABC in Norfolk, Virginia, as a anchor and general reporter.

The experienced reporter also launched a PSA which aired on ABC-owned stations across the country.

The public safety announcement on anti-Asian hate crime was both suggested and completed by Jaclyn.

She has now moved to New York as one of ABC’s new Multi-Platform reporters alongside Melissa Adan who has also been given the role in Los Angeles.

In a Facebook post, Jaclyn remarked how “surreal” her new posting is, calling it a “dream” come true.

She wrote: “Getting to this point has been a dream for as long as I can remember, so this is surreal, to say the least.

“I would not be here without some really incredible mentors along the way.

“10 years ago, I visited NYC for the first time: resumes in hand and decked out in the fanciest work clothes I could afford.

“I pounded the pavement, hoping someone, anyone, would give me a shot.”

She continued: “Long story short – it never happened. No one gave me the time of day (I don’t blame them either).

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“I write this short tale to say, you’ll get a million no’s but it only takes one yes to change your career…I’m brimming with excitement to put in the work. Let’s go!”

The anchor noted her excitement to meet Ginger


The anchor noted her excitement to meet GingerCredit: Instagram/Jaclyn Lee
Jaclyn called her new job 'surreal' after she first went to NYC to try and get a job


Jaclyn called her new job ‘surreal’ after she first went to NYC to try and get a jobCredit: Instagram/Jaclyn Lee

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