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GMA’s Ginger Zee shares ‘out of office’ message from the beach as absent host is replaced by beloved meteorologist

GMA’s Ginger Zee shares ‘out of office’ message from the beach as absent host is replaced by beloved meteorologist

GOOD Morning America’s Ginger Zee has shared an “out of office” message on social media as she enjoys her vacation away from the morning show.

The host has been replaced by fan-favorite fill-in meteorologist Sam Champion, 61, during her absence.

GettyGinger Zee shared an “out of office” message on Instagram as she enjoys her vacation away from the morning show[/caption]

Instagram/ginger_zeeGinger used the Instagram post to share various photos from her time in San Francisco[/caption]

On Thursday, Ginger, 42, took to Instagram to share photos from her family vacation.

Captioned “#ooo,” which is the abbreviation for out of office, the post included snapshots of a cloudy beach, her oldest son Adrian, and a rose bush growing along a fence.

Addressing the GMA host’s beach photo, one fan commented: “Remember Ginger no forecasts. You are on vacation.

Another person wrote: “Safe travels Ginger.”

“Enjoy your time!” added a third.

While a fourth commenter remarked: “They are not babies anymore,” in reference to the meteorologist’s photo of her son.

As mentioned, meteorologist Sam Champion has been filling in for Ginger while she visits family.

On Wednesday’s broadcast, Robin Roberts said: “Sam Champion is in for Ginger and has the latest on where the threats are heading next.”

Sam wore a blue suit jacket, with a black T-shirt and pants, along with white sneakers.

“This storm bombed faster than the normal cyclone – in 17 hours, not 24 hours,” the meteorologist said.

He showed the weather for the California region, near San Francisco and Santa Cruz.

Sam went on to say that it was the strongest March storm in the bay area.

Then, in the middle of the country, a tornado warning was in effect.

Sam let viewers know that this was “our 12th storm so far.”

Robin sighed and said: “12th storm and counting. Thank you, Sam.”


Even though Sam fills in a lot on GMA, fans started to wonder where Ginger was.

On Wednesday morning, she posted that she was in the San Francisco Bay Area visiting her family.

Ginger posted a photo of the March storm approaching to her Instagram.

She captioned it: “Strongest March storm ever recorded in SF Bay area (based on pressure) and guess where we are headed to visit family?! I’ll be back on tv next Monday.”

Ginger went to California earlier this month as well to interview Robert Downey Jr. on his latest project and graupel.

Graupel are soft, small pellets formed when supercooled water droplets – typically at a temperature below 32 degrees Fahrenheit – freeze onto a snow crystal, according to the NOAA.


Last week, Ginger was replaced by Sam again as she was stranded in Albany, New York.

Robin explained that there are 19 states on high alert for heavy snow, flooding, and even avalanches as a major storm continues to move east.

Sam stepped in during the segment for Ginger, as she remained stranded from the day prior.

“Sam’s in for Ginger. I know you’re tracking it all for us,” Robin said before throwing it over to Sam.

Ginger had previously reported from the New York area, where over a foot of snow had fallen overnight.

When Robin checked in with Ginger on Wednesday, she was bundled up in a red winter coat and still looked cold.

She advised that there were still more storms to come, even after the heavy snowfall.

“Ginger, wasn’t it difficult to get to your location this morning?” Robin asked at the time.

The meteorologist nodded yes, explaining: “So, that’s the thing. We came in last night, we were in the rain. But, the person who was supposed to be taking me back has not arrived yet, so yes, the roads are keeping people very slow for sure.”

GettyFans questioned Ginger’s whereabouts after fill-in meteorologist Sam Champion replaced Ginger during the morning show broadcast[/caption]

ABCSam Champion has filled in for the Good Morning America host in the past[/caption]

ABCSam filled in last week after Ginger was stranded in Albany, New York due to a winter storm[/caption]

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