Sam Champion Welcomes Ginger Zee as New 'GMA' Weather Editor

Ginger Zee receives the ceremonial galoshes as the "GMA" meteorologist.
3:00 | 12/04/13

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Transcript for Sam Champion Welcomes Ginger Zee as New 'GMA' Weather Editor
Our ginger zee is right there. When you follow that red line through atlantic city, that's where she is. Good morning, ginger. And one of the storm chasers was our ginger zee, just outside of wichita this morning. Good morning, ginger. Ginger's in longmont, right now. Ginger, what's up? At last two years, they've been the best weather team in the business, sam champion and ginger zee. It's time for the official handoff. The ceremonial handing off of the galoshes. Every time ginger and I have a moment together on television. Leave the box up. We're on the phone, making sure that, whether they're in the right location. That we're safe. That everything's okay. Last night, I had a conversation with ginger. And she was telling me, she's headed to denver for the cold air and the snow. Ginger, it's hard for me to even believe this is the last time. They got you some boots. I'm going to get you orange wader because you and I both know, these things won't keep us dry where we two, lady. This is for walking to get a cab. Yeah. We'll do this anyway because -- I'm going to get you some orange extreme team hip waders. Here we go. One, two, three -- the handoff. Go long. Go long. Separated by states. Snow. Blizzard. You can go for miles. Really long. Here's the thing about ginger. Not only is she the very, very best at what we do. And she shines, I think, when you're out there live, telling people what's going on around you. You have an ability to distill the scene into exactly what means something to people. So, it doesn't like leave them, the moment. And you do this so beautifully. But inside ginger zee is an amazingly beautiful young woman. Inside and outside, she's gorgeous. But I think the inside may be even more beautiful. Ginger, I can't go without talking to you. So, we will always be together. But you are walking into an amazing, amazing team. We know, sam, these boots are the biggest boots in the world. I will never be able to be you or fill them. I am genuinely honored and humbled to have this opportunity. And I've got to tell you. You taught me one thing. That the extreme team will be extreme forever. I can promise america that. And you have to appreciate the people you work with,hat do a great job. You have been the best partner i could have asked for coming to this national stage on the weekends and out in the storms. I wouldn't have had a better leader. And I couldn't have learned from someone -- when you look at the dictionary and you look up tv, it says sam champion. If I could grab an iota of that in my career, I would be so fortunate. You are ready, ginger zee. Welcome, ginger. Stratos. Is ginger still with us? Yes. I read something in the paper. I want you to confirm today, ginger. Is it true that your name comes from "gilligan's island"? Yes. Yes, it does. My father grew up in the netherlands. And he didn't know how to speak english when he got to america. And he watched "gilligan's island" to learn it. And that was his favorite character. Thank god he wasn't watching "wheel of fortune." She could have been lovey. Ginger, knowing that, you're going to fit in just fine. Just fine. It's all coming together now. We'll be right back.

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