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Sam Champion

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, United States, to Sylvia and James H. Champion. He has one sibling, a sister named Teresa. His father, who died in 2010, was a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Vietnam. Sam has a B.A. in broadcast news from Eastern Kentucky University, where he interned at WKYT-TV in Lexington, Kentucky. Champion is a veteran of ABC. He was also a veteran weatherman for WABC-TV's Eyewitness News in the New York City media market since 1988, and has continued to do fill-in work on WABC-TV since taking the network job full-time. He currently works on Good Morning America as a weatherman, making reportedly $1.5 million per year. He was also seen on a segment of World News with Diane Sawyer on January 4, 2010. On April 7, 2012, he debuted as host of Sea Rescue, an educational and informational program in Litton's Weekend Adventure that focuses on the rescue, rehabilitation, and in many instances release of animals back into wildlife. He worked at WPSD-TV in Paducah, Kentucky, and WJKS (now WCWJ) in Jacksonville,

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Sam Champion -- Tony Dungy Is Wrong On Michael Sam ... 'What a Shame ... '

Sam Champion
Tony Dungy Is Wrong On Michael Sam 'What a Shame ...'

Tony Dungy's comments about NOT wanting to draft Michael Sam because he's gay are MISGUIDED ... so says fellow NBC employee Sam Champion who says it would be a "shame" to pass on a capable player… READ MORE >

Sam Champion -- Doctors and Weathermen ... We're Just Doing the Best We Can

Sam Champion
Doctors & Weathermen ... Hey, We're Doing the Best We Can

Sam Champion just put weathermen on par with doctors, because hey ... sometimes ya guess right, sometimes ya guess wrong.The Weather Channel anchor was flashing leg this morning in NYC --… READ MORE >

- 274 days ago
Sam Champion -- Me and My Hubby Want Kids ... and I Want Some POWER!!

Sam Champion
Me and My Hubby Want Kids ... and I Want Some POWER!!

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… READ MORE >

- 356 days ago
Britney Spears Barfs (Maybe) In Desert Storm Las Vegas Concert Reveal

Britney Spears
She Barfs (Very Possibly) During Desert Storm Concert Reveal

Britney Spears got off to a shaky start for her Las Vegas debut -- she got sick on the chopper ride for her big announcement.Britney didn't say if "sick" meant hurled ... but it's a reasonable… READ MORE >

- 435 days ago
'Good Morning America' Throws 'Today'-Crushing Gloat Party

'Good Morning America'
Throws 'Today'-Crushing Gloat Party

For the first time in 16 years, ABC's "Good Morning America" edged out NBC's "Today" in the morning show ratings last week -- and this morning, ABC News rubbed it in NBC's face ... throwing a… READ MORE >

- 951 days ago
GMA's Sam Champion -- Cloudy with a Chance of Penis

GMA's Sam Champion
Cloudy with a Chance of Penis

"Good Morning America" weatherman Sam Champion got REAL excited for the forecast today -- accidentally drawing a full-blown penis on live television this morning ... and it's hilarious.In case… READ MORE >

- 1052 days ago
Sam Champion -- Clash Over Tornado Coverage

Sam Champion
Clash Over Tornado Coverage

"Good Morning America" weatherman Sam Champion made a cameo appearance on a local Oklahoma newscast this morning -- when he was caught bitching at a news crew on live TV. It all went down near the… READ MORE >

- 1660 days ago
Weatherman Nearly Sends Cameraman Off Cliff!

Weatherman
Nearly Sends Cameraman Off Cliff!

Things got scary today on "Good Morning America" when a rappelling stunt in Great Falls, Va. went awry -- hurling weatherman Sam Champion sideways and almost sending an unharnessed cameraman into… READ MORE >

- 2044 days ago
"GMA's" Chris Cuomo Is a Cheap Date

'GMA's' Chris Cuomo
Is a Cheap Date

Sam Champion should have gone dutch -- because when it came time for his "GMA" co-anchor Chris Cuomo to buy the two of 'em shakes at an NY GNC, Cuomo went with "whatever's cheapest." READ MORE >

- 2078 days ago
GMA Signs New Weatherman Today

GMA
Signs New Weatherman Today

TMZ has learned New York TV personality Sam Champion will become the new "Weather Anchor" for ABC's "Good Morning America." Sources say the deal will be inked today. Champion, who did the weather… READ MORE >

- 3018 days ago

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