Sam Champion

Sam Champion
Samuel James Champion

(1961-08-13) August 13, 1961 (age 59)
Paducah, Kentucky, United States
EducationEastern Kentucky University (B.A.)
Years active1988–present
TitleTV personality/anchor on Good Morning America and AMHQ on The Weather Channel
Spouse(s)Rubem Robierb
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Samuel James "Sam" Champion (born August 13, 1961) is the weather anchor of ABC's Good Morning America and weather editor of ABC News. Champion was born in Paducah, Kentucky.[1] He has a B.A. in broadcast journalism from Eastern Kentucky University.[2] He worked on Good Morning America as a weatherman, making reportedly $1.5 million per year.[3] On April 7, 2012, he debuted as host of Sea Rescue, an educational and informational television program that focuses on the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of animals back into the wild.[4]

Champion is active in many charitable organizations in the New York City area including the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, March of Dimes, and "Stopping AIDS Together". He co-hosted the New York City Project's 2002 "Courage Awards".[5][6] On 20 February 2013 The Wall Street Journal reported that a former Mets teammate of baseball player Mike Piazza's said in 2000 that Piazza and Champion were involved in a homosexual relationship. Piazza denied this in 2002. Champion and his longtime partner Rubem Robierb were married on December 21, 2012. [7]

Champion left Good Morning America in December 2013, and later moved to The Weather Channel hosting AMHQ from March 2014 until October 2015.


  1. "Birth registration (McCracken County, Kentucky, Reg. # 85-42167". Retrieved 2012-08-27.
  2. "Sam Champion's Biography".
  3. "Who Makes How Much". Retrieved 212-08-27. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. "Sea Rescue".
  5. Limsky, Drew (2005-08-30). "Nueva gay island". The Advocate. Retrieved March 17, 2012.
  6. "Anti-Violence Project to Hold Sixth Annual Courage Awards". Retrieved March 17, 2012.
  7. "'GMA' anchor Sam Champion marries his partner". USA TODAY.