The sun is just waking up, and the forecast is sunny, sunny, sunny! That’s the typical weather words heard on the television screen at 11:30 a.m. When Disney CEO Bob Iger walks into your office or on to your breakfast table (grin and bear it), you might be hungry, but you would not wish for a cloudy forecast — no, we’re all thinking “Bob, what’s for lunch?”
Get ready to hear some of those things you probably have missed from a TV Weatherman since you left the news business a decade ago. That’s because Iger returned this week to his roots as a weatherman on ABC, hosting “Good Morning America” in Studio 7ABC for a full day on Thursday. And after doing “Good Morning America” for six years, Iger said he missed the weather, prompting him to take a new job hosting the local version of the morning show.
In a full-on welcoming style, Iger told the audience that the national ABC show would extend its time with viewers even longer — the weatherman will serve as an anchor covering more events around New York, one of the network’s biggest markets. (Then a back-to-back interview with actor Jodie Foster and comedian Kevin Hart on “Good Morning America” went on.
We may have had to wait a while to hear the name-drops on Thursday. Iger, who was wearing a blue striped shirt, a gray cardigan with a gray pair of trousers, and black sweater vest, made his way from live reports, to sit-down interviews, to then from live reports with upcoming shows. The beginning of the TV Season was announced and relocated to Studio 7ABC. The weather played a prominent role throughout the morning, as well as the change of anchors.
See some of Iger’s greatest hits below.