Sam Champion Biography
Sam Champion is an American Meteorologist best known for his combined 25-year career on the ABC flagship station WABC-TV and Good Morning America. Previously, Sam co-anchored America’s Morning Headquarters, a 4-hour morning show and 23.5 Degrees With Sam Champion on The Weather Channel.
Sam Champion Education
Sam studied at Fairfax High School inn Fairfax, Virginia later graduating in 1979. He then joined Eastern Kentucky University for a bachelor’s degree in broadcast news. Moreover, he interned at WKYT-TV in Lexington, Kentucky.
Sam Champion Career
Champion started work at WPSD-TV in Paducah, Kentucky. Within no time, he moved to WJKS (now WCWJ) in Jacksonville, Florida. Beginning 1988, he became a weather forecaster for WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News in New York.
However, he was poached from the station to steer Good Morning American with a salary enticement of $1.5 million per year. On April 7, 2008, Sam started hosting 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 widlife.
During his tenure as the weather anchor for Good Morning America, Sam worked as a weather editor. He also built ABC News’s Weather, Cimate and Environment Unit, Oversaw all climate, weather, and environmental covearage on all ABC platforms.
Later in 2012, Sam became the Managing Editor of the Weather Channel, creating and hosting AMHQ, a 4-hour norning show, and 23.5, a climate and science interview program.
In his successful weather career, Sam has received a Peabody Award for his “Sandy Coverage” as well as winning four Emmys.
Sam Champion Age
How old is Sam Champion? Champion 59 years old as of August 2020. He was born on August 13, 1961, in Paducah, Kentucky, the United States of America. In addition, he celebrates his birthday every 13th day of August.
Champion stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) and weighs approximately 63kgs (139 lbs).
Sam Champion Family
Sam was born to his parents James H. Champion and mother Sylvia Champion, in Paducah Kentucky. His father James was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Army who served in Vietnam. However, he passed on October 25, 2010. In addition, Sam has one sibling sister named Teresa.
Sam Champion’s Partner
Sam is openly gay. On December 21, 2012, he married Rubem Robierb, a brazilian visual artist.
Champion and Eubem tied the knot on December 21, 2012 where their wedding was officiated by State Supreme Court Justice George J. Silver. In attendance, were family and close friends. In 2016, Sam shared a photo of their wedding anniversary on his Instagram account.
Sam Champion Net Worth
As of 2020, Sam is estimated at a net worth of $10 million. This is attributed to his successful career as a weatherman.
Sam Champion Salary
In his position at ABC 7 News, Sam earns an annual salary of $1.5 million.