Sam Champion is an American weather anchor and television show host. Furthermore, Sam Champion is best known for his work on Good Morning America and as the co-host of AMHQ: America’s Morning Headquarters.
Age of Sam Champion
Samuel James Champion, popularly known as Sam Champion, was born on August 13, 1961, in Paducah, Kentucky, USA. He is 61 years old and of American nationality, according to his birth date. He was born under the sign of Leo and is of Caucasian ethnicity.
He is also the son of James H. Champion (father) and Sylvia Champion (mother) (mother). His father was a lieutenant colonel who served in the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam. Unfortunately, his father passed away at the end of 2010. He also grew up with his sister, Teresa.
In terms of his academic career, he attended Fairfax High School and graduated in 1979. He later attended Eastern Kentucky University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast news.
Sam Champion began his professional career at WPSD-TV in Paducah, Kentucky, and WJKS (later WCWJ) in Jacksonville, Florida. He began working as a weather forecaster for WABC-Eyewitness TV’s News in New York City in 1988. He joined Good Morning America in 2004 for a $1.5 million annual salary.
On April 7, 2008, he made his television debut as the host of Sea Rescue, a show on Litton’s Weekend Adventure that focuses on animal rescue, treatment, and frequent release back into the natural world.
Champion will join Good Morning America and ABC News on September 5, 2006, according to an announcement made in August 2006. He resigned from ABC on December 2, 2013. He will also serve as The Weather Channel’s managing editor and on-air presenter.
Champion left Good Morning America on December 4, 2013. Ginger Zee accepted his position right away. He had appeared on CNN’s Larry King Live as well as WABC-Live TV’s with Kelly and Ryan, a daily talk show.
Later, he joined The Weather Channel to host America’s Morning Headquarters, which debuted on March 17, 2014.
Champion will leave AMHQ to join its primetime shows, it was announced in September 2015. In December 2016, Champion and The Weather Channel decided not to renew their contract.
As a result, he left the company on December 27, 2016. He returned to ABC as a guest weather forecaster on Good Morning America to fill in for his replacement, Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee, who was on maternity leave.
Champion will return to the morning and noon newscasts on WABC-TV and serve ABC News beginning June 3, 2019, it was announced on May 22. Champion’s appearance on Dancing with the Stars season 31 was also officially announced on September 8, 2022. In the competition, he is paired with Cheryl Burke.
He received the Daytime Emmy Award for Excellence in Morning Programming in 2007 and presented it to his teams. Similarly, he was nominated twice for News & Documentary Emmy Awards for Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine.
He was also nominated for the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Daytime TV Host in 2013.
Married Life of Sam Champion
In terms of sexual orientation, he is gay. After dating for several years, he married Brazilian visual artist Rubem Robierb on December 21, 2012. Their marriage has been going well up to this point, and the chances of them splitting up are slim.
Rumors began to circulate that Champion was leaving ABC. Others claimed that when he got into a fight with several college students, his ABC friends betrayed him and ABC fired him as a result.
Other people had opinions about him as well. There is no evidence to back up these rumors. He did, however, leave ABC News.
Net Worth of Sam Champion
He has amassed a sizable fortune as a weather journalist. His net worth is estimated to be around $10 million, and he earns a salary of $1.5 million.
Height of Sam Champion
This journalist is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs approximately 63 kg. Furthermore, he has regular blond hair and blue eyes, and there isn’t much information about his other body measurements.
There are over 158k followers on his Instagram page. Similarly, there are over 523.5k followers on Twitter and over 270k followers on Facebook.