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Sam Champion
Born August 13, 1961 (1961-08-13) (age 48)
Fairfax, Virginia
Education Bachelor's degree in Broadcast News, Eastern Kentucky University
Title Weather Anchor, Good Morning America
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Sam Champion (born August 13, 1961 in Fairfax, Virginia) is the weather anchor of ABC's Good Morning America and weather editor of ABC News.

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Early life and education

He graduated from Fairfax High School, Fairfax, Virginia, in 1979. Champion holds a B.A. in broadcast news from Eastern Kentucky University, where he interned at WKYT-TV in Lexington, Kentucky.

Career

Sam is a veteran of ABC. He was also a veteran weatherman for WABC-TV's Eyewitness News in the New York City media market for seventeen years, 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. He was also seen on a segment of World News with Diane Sawyer on January 4, 2010.

He worked at WPSD-TV in Paducah, Kentucky, and WJKS (now WCWJ) in Jacksonville, Florida. On WABC-TV, he had helmed the weekday weather forecasts (5, 6 and 11 p.m.) since 1988, adding the latter two newscasts following Storm Field's departure from the station. In August 2006 Good Morning America announced that Champion was named to his current positions with GMA and ABC News, effective September 5, 2006.[1] He will also contribute to weather and environment-related stories for ABC News programs.

Champion is not a meteorologist, but gained weather forecasting knowledge through his broadcast work. He has occasionally appeared on Live with Regis and Kelly, the daily talk show produced by WABC-TV, and CNN's Larry King Live.

Personal life

Champion 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 WalkAmerica, and master of ceremonies of "Stopping AIDS Together," a part of Sunday by the Bay. Champion also hosted the New York City Project's 2002 "Courage Awards", along with movie critic Frank DeCaro.[2][3] Champion also tweeted on Twitter while having skin cancer removed from his forehead.

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