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Sam Champion

Me and My Hubby Want Kids

... and I Want Some POWER!!

12/5/2013 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Sam Champion is leaving ABC's "Good Morning America" partly because he and his hubby want to start a family and partly because of his thirst to become a honcho ... ABC sources tell TMZ.

Our sources ... who are extremely familiar with the situation ... say Sam has been chronically unhappy at GMA. We're told he wanted his own show -- badly-- but ABC execs weren't biting.

So, Sam jumped to the Weather Channel (which is co-owned by NBC), where he will anchor the network's new flagship morning show and also serve as managing editor.

Our sources say Sam wanted to be the one who replaced Larry King at CNN and he was shocked when he wasn't tapped. As one source put it, "Sam loves power, and becoming managing editor (of the Weather Channel) gives him that."

Oh, by the way, our NBC sources say Al Roker -- NOT a Sam fan -- is "pissed" his Weather Channel show will be Sam's lead-in.

Another reason Sam bailed from GMA is that he and his husband want kids and the hubby refuses to leave Florida (GMA is in NYC).

We're told Sam will be spending about half his time in Miami so the kids will know his face in person and not just on the tube. As for moolah, we're told its a lateral move. Our sources say Sam was pulling in around $2.5 mil at GMA and he'll be making around the same at the Weather Channel.

$2.5 mil for weather ... now THAT'S making it rain!!!

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Gross, don't expose children to that disgusting lifestyle

238 days ago
2.

Yes, I'm That Leah    

Sam's husband? You mean Sam's special friend.

roll eyes ---- and he is overpaid.

238 days ago
3.

lcmb    

It's seems the only people married nowadays are gay people.

"he and his hubby"....

I'll say it....yuk.

238 days ago
4.

South Beach    

I feel for whoever has to work with this guy.

238 days ago
5.

Dead account Delete at will    

i have a gay neighbor and he has a son, Smart kid but you can tell that boys fcuked in the head. All shy and introverted, seems kinda lost or confused. Glad he got into a good school because that boys gonna need some big bucks to straighten out his head in therapy.
Not sayin their all like that. But the one I see is

238 days ago
6.

Publicopinion    

I disagree with most homophobic posters here. In this day and age we really need to be more tolerant of others choices, folks. And you think a child adopted by two same sex partners will put that child at a disadvantage? What about the entitled kids we see today, from traditional homes? C'mon, Archie Bunker type mentality and all the closed-minded thinking that goes with is outdated BECAUSE ITS. WRONG!

238 days ago
7.

freaksloan    

Sam Champion is a IDIOT! He belongs to the ALBORE Globull Warming Religion. Luckily, I don't watch The Weather Channel anymore.

238 days ago
8.

WTF    

I have the idea that, for the people that had to work for him, Sam had become unbearable to work for. And you could see his attitude had become more snippy than usual. I can see hard times coming for many of the little people at the WC.

238 days ago
9.

Ace    

Who's butt will carry the baby to term.

238 days ago
10.

Susan    

Thank God he is gone. I feel sorry for his future children.

238 days ago
11.

Truth    

TALK ABOUT DYING A SLOW TV DEATH... SRUSLY, WHO SITS AND ANCHORS THE F*CKING WEATHER ALL DAY. DUDES GONE AWOL IN THE GAY SIDE OF FLORIDA. #TRUTH!!

238 days ago
12.

Azi    

There is something queer about this story.

238 days ago
13.

strunz2318    

Lord help us....

238 days ago
14.

elpablo    

That just sounds so sick when you hear "HE and HIS hubby." TMZ, you can keep trying to push this sexually deviant lifestyle down people's throats as though it's normal. But guess what? It's not and it never will be. Thousands of years of human history proves that. I think deep down you have to know that too, otherwise you wouldn't be trying so hard to rationalize and make normal something that is so wrong. Get over it TMZ!!

238 days ago
15.

JFO    

$2.5 million for doing what????? The weather?? Really?

238 days ago
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