Sam Champion Biography
This is what you need to know about Sam Champion, the American weather anchor who works as the weekday morning and noon weather anchor at WABC-TV.
He is best known for his combined 25-year career on the ABC flagship station WABC-TV and Good Morning America.
Sam Champion Age
Champion was born on August 13, 1961, in Paducah, Kentucky, United States. He is 58 years old as of 2019.
Sam Champion Spouse
Champion is married to his partner Rubem Robierb. He and Rubem got married on December 21, 2012. They have been together ever since.
Sam Champion Salary
Champion earns an annual salary of $1.5 million.
Sam Champion Net Worth
Champion has a net worth of $ 10 million.
Sam Champion Education
Champion graduated from Fairfax High School in Fairfax, Virginia in 1979. He later proceeded to Eastern Kentucky University, where he received his B.A. in broadcast news.
Sam Champion Career
Champion works at WABC-TV as the weekday morning and noon weather anchor. He had worked at the station for 25 years before leaving the station in December 2013 to become the managing editor of The Weather Channel. He later left The Weather Channel in 2016 and returned to ABC on a fill-in basis.
Champion became a weather forecaster for WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News in New York City in 1988. He debuted as host of Sea Rescue in April 2008. Sea Rescue is 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.
Later in 2006, it was announced that he would be joining the show and ABC News from September 2006. Champion left ABC on December 2, 2013, for The Weather Channel.
At The Weather Channel, he hosted his own show titled America’s Morning Headquarters which debuted on March 17, 2014. It was later revealed that Champion would leave AMHQ to serve as a contributor to its primetime programs. In December 2016, he and the station decided not to renew their contract left the company and returned to ABC.
Champion is active in charitable organizations in the New York City area. For example, he was the chairman of the 25th annual March of Dimes NYC WalkAmerica, and master of ceremonies of “Stopping AIDS Together,” a part of Sunday by the Bay. He also was the Grand Marshal of the Multiple Sclerosis Society Fall Bike Tour.