CECILIA Vega has made a major change on social media further separating herself from her previous Good Morning America hosting position.
On January 19, 2023, 60 Minutes announced via Twitter that Cecilia will join the CBS News team as a correspondent for the news magazine broadcast.
Cecilia, 46, shared an Instagram Story post on Thursday announcing that she has changed her handle on the social media platform.
Captioned “New handle. Same Me,” the former ABC World News Tonight anchor revealed the updated handle to be @ceciliavega60.
The Good Morning America alum could no longer keep her previous Instagram title, @ceciliavegaabc, after switching to a rival network.
Upon Cecilia sharing her career move, many of the journalist’s former co-workers at ABC flooded the comments of her Instagram post announcing the news to congratulate her.
However, Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos stayed notably quiet.
Cecilia – who often fills in for Robin and George on GMA – wrote on Instagram: ” I am so proud to share the news that I am joining @60minutes as a correspondent.
“I am forever grateful to @abcnews for giving me a front row seat to history. And thank YOU for all the love today. I am moved beyond words.”
Sam Champion wrote: “When we follow OUR dreams, it’s an amazing road of discovery and accomplishment.
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“If we follow a path someone else mapped for us, it can often be full of pauses, waits, and confusing turns. I believe we will eventually get where we are mean to be… but oh the FUN of choosing your course!!”
Lara Spencer added: “I am so THRILLED for you. Will miss you immeasurably. Truly. So proud of you my friend and fellow shoe lover.”
Gio Benitez commented: “Beyond proud of you, my friend. @60minutes is incredibly lucky to get your deep-rooted passion for journalism and your innate advocacy for latino journalists. Love you.”
Michael Strahan enthused: “Going to miss you but so happy for you! You’ve earned it and you’re going to crush the new role!”
“Huge loss for us but so so happy for you! What a gig and the pride your family feels,” Ginger Zee gushed.
“I love it and can’t wait to see you keep rocking it across the street.”
Fellow fill-in host Janai Norman wrote: “Cheering you on always,” and weatherman Robert Marciano penned: “Vega!!! Miss you but so psyched for you!!!”
Cecilia will be starting on the evening show in the spring, Deadline reported on Thursday.
She will be heading from New York to Washington, DC, and will be the only reporter for 60 Minutes based in the capital.
Aside from GMA, Cecilia has also anchored the Saturday edition of World News Tonight.
Cecilia typically fills in for Robin Roberts, Michael Strahan, and George Stephanopoulos when they are absent from the morning show.
GMA is losing another host, as Amy and TJ are still suspended from the show.
Earlier this week, one network source exclusively told The U.S. Sun that Amy and TJ are unofficially out at GMA3, and seven weeks after being taken off the air, their newly-appointed legal teams are hammering out a plan with ABC’s attorneys and top executives to make a big announcement.
As The U.S. Sun previously reported, the co-hosts’ alleged affair rocked the news program in late November.
The source claimed: “ABC’s legal team takes a really long time because it’s a really small, but absolutely trusted team of attorneys.
“They are definitely dotting their I’s and crossing their T’s for Amy and TJ’s exit strategy.”
Cecilia became part of the ABC team in 2011, working as a news correspondent in Los Angeles.
The 46-year-old has had a highly successful career and served as ABC’s chief White House correspondent.
As previously mentioned, she also worked for the network’s World News Tonight with David Muir, Nightline, and 20/20.
As her ABC News Official Biography states, Vega has reported on various topics, such as the coronavirus pandemic, Russia relations, the economy, and immigration.
Vega’s ABC News Biography also says: “Her assignments have taken her to nearly every state and around the world, reporting on major moments in history, including a papal conclave and the Olympics.”
It continues: “In the wake of the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, Vega traveled to the disaster zone, suiting up and going inside the radioactive power plant — twice.”
It then states: “She took a submarine to the bottom of the Arctic and petted whales in the Sea of Cortez. She has interviewed everyone from celebrities to world leaders.”
As the publication also notes, Vega won an Emmy Award for ABC’s KGO-TV in San Francisco. She later won an award for her work at the San Francisco Chronicle.
The journalist co-hosted GMA since 2022, stepping in for Robin Roberts, who has been taking breaks from the show.
According to CBS News, following the announcement that Vega will be moving to the network, 60 Minutes’ executive producer Bill Owens said: “Cecilia Vega is a sensational reporter and storyteller. I have admired her work for a long, long time and couldn’t be more excited to welcome her to 60 Minutes. Her new colleagues couldn’t agree more.”
Vega said: “This is a dream come true. I am beyond honored to join the ranks of this legendary show and to work alongside the best reporters in journalism.”