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Gay celebrity: Sam Champion says goodbye to ‘GMA’ hello The Weather Channel

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Meteorologist Sam Champion has announced that he is leaving ABC news and “Good Morning America” to anchor a new morning show for The Weather Channel. According to the New York Daily News on December 2, Champion’s new show will be starting early in 2014.

The announcement does come as a surprise, but Champion, who has been with “Good Morning America” since 2006, will still be in the heart of the ABC News family according to ABC News President Ben Sherwood who says:

“While he is leaving ABC News, he will always be part of our family.”

There is no name for Champion’s new show but he will also become a managing editor for The Weather Channel and will also be apart of the channel’s rebranding efforts.

Not only is Champion thrilled with the opportunity, The Weather Channel is just as thrilled to be getting one of “the top names in morning television.” Weather Channel President David Clark said in a statement:

“With his commitment to understanding, predicting, and explaining the power of weather in our lives, Sam perfectly embodies The Weather Channel’s brand philosophy, ‘It’s Amazing Out There.’”

It certainly is amazing for Sam Champion who has been with ABC since 1988, starting out as a meteorologist for a local ABC affiliate station in New York. Champion received the Peabody Award for his coverage of Superstorm Sandy and made a personal announcement on air when he revealed that he was gay and marrying his then fiancée Rubem Robierb.

Sam Champion announced via Twitter that he will miss his ABC family. His last “GMA” broadcast will be on Wednesday and will be replaced by Ginger Zee.



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