American weatherman Samuel James Champion (born August 13, 1961) is best known for his work on WABC-TV in New York City and Good Morning America on ABC. A former Weather Channel co-anchor, he previously co-hosted the shows AMHQ: America’s Morning Headquarters and 23.5 Degrees With Sam Champion.
When he left ABC on December 4, 2013, he joined the managing editor of The Weather Channel on January 1, 2014. Champion was also a guest on NBC’s Today show. As of June 2019, he had returned to WABC-TV as a fill-in weather anchor following his departure from NBC and the Weather Channel in 2016.
My Personal Life.
New York City is home to a number of philanthropic organizations, and Champion is no exception. “Stopping AIDS Together” was part of Sunday by the Bay’s “Sunday by the Bay,” and he was the Grand Marshal of the Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Fall Bike Tour. As part of the New York City Anti-Violence Project’s 2002 “Courage Awards,” he co-hosted the event with film critic Frank DeCaro.
At the end of May of that year, Champion had a basal cell carcinoma surgically removed from his skin after he had previously been diagnosed with the condition. During Cancer Awareness Month, he claimed he wanted to spread the word about skin cancer.
Rubem Robierb, Champion’s longtime partner, proposed to him on December 21, 2012, and the two were married on December 21, 2012.
As a Child and A Student
On August 13, 1961, Sylvia Champion gave birth to Champion in Paducah, Kentucky, to James H. and Sylvia Champion. Teresa, a sister, is his only living relative. His late father, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps, served in Vietnam and was killed in action on October 25, 2010.
In 1979, he graduated from Fairfax High School in Virginia. He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in broadcast journalism and worked as an intern at Lexington, Kentucky’s WKYT-TV.
Is Sam Champion Gay?
Sam Champion is a happily married homosexual man who has been out about his sexual orientation for a long time. It was December 21, 2012, when Rubem Robierb proposed and they married. As prominent advocates for the LGBT community, the two are well-known. Robierb is a Brazilian visual artist.
Paducah, Kentucky-based WPSD-TV was Champion’s first employer, followed by Jacksonville-based WJKS (later WCWJ). Eyewitness News at WABC-TV in New York City hired him as a weather forecaster in 1988. In 2004, he was paid $1.5 million a year to appear on Good Morning America.
On April 7, 2008, he made his debut as host of Litton’s Weekend Adventure’s Sea Rescue, an educational and instructive show focusing on rescue, rehabilitation, and in many cases, the return to the wildness of creatures.
Good Morning America announced in August 2006 that Champion would join the show and ABC News on September 5, 2006, effective immediately. On December 2, 2013, Champion made an official announcement that he will be leaving ABC to work as an on-air personality and managing editor for The Weather Channel.
December 4, 2013 was his final appearance on Good Morning America. Ginger Zee took his place right away.
On WABC-Live TV’s with Kelly and Ryan and CNN’s Larry King Live, he had appeared on a handful of occasions. “Let’s get to the boards,” he opens each of his 30-second weathercasts. When he breaks for local ABC weather reports, his go-to remark is, “That’s what’s going on around the country. This is what you can expect on your way out the door.”
He joined The Weather Channel the day after he left GMA to headline his own morning show called America’s Morning Headquarters. AMHQ announced in September 2015 that Champion would join the network’s prime-time lineup as a contributor.
There was a break in the relationship between Champion and The Weather Channel in December 2016. As a result, on December 27, 2016, Champion announced his resignation from the company.
During Ginger Zee’s maternity leave, he returned to ABC as a fill-in weather forecaster on Good Morning America. On May 22, 2019, it was announced that Champion would be returning to WABC-TV’s morning and noon newscasts and contributing to ABC News, beginning June 3, 2019