Sam Champion (Gay)
|Date of Birth||August 13, 1961|
|Working for||WABC-TV and Good Morning America|
|Marital Status||Married (Gay)|
|Education at||Eastern Kentucky University|
|Net Worth(s)||$10 million|
|Name on Birth||Samuel James "Sam" Champion|
|Height||6' 1" tall|
|Weight||77 kg (approx.)|
Sam Champion is the weather anchor of ABC channel’s Good Morning America, who reports on the nation's weather throughout the morning broadcast. He also works as weather editor for ABC News.
Sam Champion was born on August 13, 1961, in Paducah, Kentucky, United States.
Sam Champion graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor's degree in broadcast news. He is involved in many charities in the NY City area, including the Multiple Sclerosis Society. He lives in New York City.
Father, Mother, brother and sister
His mother and father are namely Sylvia and James H. Champion.
Boyfriend and affair
He is a gay person and he has announced it in public.
Career and struggle
Sam Champion is the weather anchor of ABC channel’s "Good Morning America." He reports on the nation's weather throughout the morning broadcast of GMA. He also works as weather editor for ABC News.
In addition to the coverage of the national forecast, Champion frequently travels to weather-related venues around the country and around the globe. After joining GMA, he has reported from the frontlines of wildfires in California. He has reported from the scene of hurricanes in Florida, Texas, and Louisiana; and from winter storm systems in Denver, Chicago, and Boston. As part of the morning broadcast in "The New 7 Wonders of the World" series, Champion broadcasted live floating in a raft in the middle of the Polar Ice Caps.
Champion is also at the front ground of reporting on the environment and climate change and the global weather uncertainties. In 2007, he traveled to Paris for the release of a groundbreaking report on global warming by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He regularly brings information on how to be environmentally efficient and aware with his regular reports. Champion has also played a key role in the Earth Day reporting of the channel.
In addition to the weather and the environment, Champion interviews authors, newsmakers, and celebrities regularly during the morning program and hosts the Good Morning America summer concert series from Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.
In August 2009, Champion anchored his first 20/20 special, "Blown Away: Twisted Terror," which covered the tornado that left a devastating effect in Parkersburg, Iowa in 2008.
Before joining ABC News in September 2006, he spent 18 years at WABC-TV in New York. He was the most-watched weatherman in the tri-state area. Before joining WABC-TV, Champion was a weekend weather anchor and news reporter at WPSD-TV in Paducah, KY. Champion began his career in broadcast news as an intern at WKYT-TV in Lexington, KY.
Husband/Wife, Marriage and Divorce
Champion and his partner of several years, Rubem Robierb, announced on October 5, 2012 that they were engaged. They married on December 21, 2012.
Many collections of his pictures can be found if searched in the internet. There is a wide collection of his pictures in the internet.
Height, weight and age
He is six feet one inch tall. The height makes him look confident and it suits his personality.
He is an American national and his ethnicity is white.
Net Worth, Salary and income
He has been with the ABC network since 1988 and is said to make a salary of $1.5 million every year.
Award and Achievement
He is active in many charitable organizations in the New York City area. He was the Grand Marshal of the Multiple Sclerosis Society Fall Bike Tour, the chairman of the 25th annual March of Dimes NYC Walk America, and master of ceremonies of "Stopping AIDS Together," a part of Sunday by the Bay. He hosted the New York City Project's 2002 "Courage Awards," along with movie critic Frank DeCaro.