With the shuffling at "Good Morning America," ABC is bringing in Brad Nitz of Channel 2 Action News to be the substitute weather forecaster on the weekend program this Saturday and Sunday.
The network is using substitutes for now since former weekend meteorologist Ginger Zee has taken Sam Champion's weekday slot.
"It was flattering to be asked," Nitz wrote in an email earlier this week. "I'm excited for the opportunity. I know it will be fun for me and I hope my regular WSB viewers will get a kick out of seeing me on 'Good Morning America.' "
Champion is taking over a new morning show on Atlanta-based The Weather Channel. He left top-rated morning show "GMA" in early December.
Nitz, who is flying to New York in Thursday, said he's prepping differently for "GMA" than he would at WSB. "I'm analyzing the national weather more closely. It looks like much of the country is in for some serious winter cold and big snow totals are possible from the Great Lakes to the Northeast. A typical national broadcast focuses on the areas with the most noteworthy weather. A local forecast is highly localized regardless of the weather conditions."
At the same time, he added, "I might sneak a little Atlanta weather into my broadcast, too."
Nitz, an East Cobb resident, has been a weekend meteorologist at WSB-TV for eight years.
The weekend co-anchors on "Good Morning America Weekend" are Dan Harris and Bianna Golodryga.
WSB-TV and ajc.com are both owned by Cox Media Group.
"Good Morning America Weekend," 8 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, ABC