In the wake of Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes’ temporary dismissal after news of their alleged affair got out, GMA3 has brought on DeMarco Morgan to fill in while Holmes is gone.
It’s been a revolving door of anchors on GMA3 recently. Stephanie Ramos and Gio Benitez were initially set to replace Holmes and Robach, but that all changed on Friday when Ramos was joined by Morgan and Dr. Jennifer Ashton behind the desk.
The internet took quite the interest in Morgan after his debut, and many wanted to know more about the 44-year-old.
Read on for five facts about the ABC News personality:
His career began amid 9/11.
Morgan’s career in journalism began during one of the world’s biggest terrorists attacks: the Sept. 11 attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. Shortly after he arrived in New York to work on his master’s degree at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Morgan was assigned to cover the attacks.
“I learned a lot. I had to ask myself, ‘Can you run to the scene when everyone else is running away?'” Morgan said, according to Tulsa Word.
He's an avid bike rider.
One scroll through Morgan’s Instagram and you’ll see tons of pictures of him biking. Back in October, he shared a snap of him getting his Lance Armstrong on in California.
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He's got Garcelle Beauvais' attention.
After news broke of Morgan’s new position, the internet couldn’t help but appreciate the anchor’s looks. Among the many thirsting after the Californian, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Garcelle Beauvais was a standout fan.
“Well hello,” she tweeted last Friday along with pictures of Morgan on set.
He's a Jackson State University alum.
If there’s one thing Morgan is proud of, it’s his alma mater. The 44-year-old frequently reps Jackson State University on his social media and appears to still support the institution avidly.
He was a popular California news anchor.
Prior to joining ABC last month, Morgan, who’s been a journalist for over two decades, was an anchor for CBS’ Santa Monica, California, station, BET reports.