Sam Champion Bio, Age, Husband, Gay, Daughter, ABC6, Networth

Sam Champion

Sam Champion Biography

Sam champion  is an American Emmy award-winning weather anchor. He currently works as a weathercaster at WABC-TV and Good Morning America. He joined Eyewitness News in 1988 as the weekend and 5:00 p.m. weather anchor and later became the senior/leading weather reporter for the 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 11:00 p.m. newscasts.

Sam Champion Age

Champion was born on August 13, 1961. in Paducah, Kentucky, United States. He was born Samuel James Champion.

Sam Champion Height

Champion stands at the height of 5 feet and 8 inches tall.

Sam Champion Education

Champion studied at Fairfax High School in Fairfax, Virginia, where he graduated in 1979. He then enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in broadcast news. He interned at WKYT-TV in Lexington, Kentucky while still a University student.

Sam Champion Nationality

Champion holds American nationality.

Sam Champion Parents

Champion, born in Paducah, Kentucky, is the son of Sylvia Champion and James H. Champion. His late father served as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps who served in Vietnam. James Sam’s father died on October 25, 2010. Champion has one sister named Teresa Champion.

Sam Champion Husband

Champion is gay. He is married to his husband, Rubem Robierb. Robierb, his husband, is a Brazilian visual artist whose current medium and style are linked to the Pop-Art movement by using the two-dimensional image and its repetition as a resource.

Rubem and Sam held their wedding on December 21, 2012. The wedding was officiated by State Supreme Court Justice George J. Silver and was attended by family and close friends. Champion shared a photo of their Wedding Anniversary on his Instagram on December 21, 2016, celebrating four years of being together.

sam champion and Husband wedding
sam champion and Husband wedding

Sam Champion Daughter

Back in 2021, Sam and Rubem had their fans super excited at the prospect that they’d adopted a child and decided to start their own family. Sam posted a video holding a baby girl named Gabriela with the captain that said, “Welcome home,” along with several red heart emojis. However, He cleared the suspensions adding that they were proud uncles, not yet fathers.

Sam Champion ABC7

Champion is currently working as the main weather anchor at ABC. He joined the network as a fill-in weather forecaster on Good Morning America during the maternity leave of Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee, his replacement. WABC-TV announced him as a morning and noon newscast and contributing to ABC News, beginning June 3, 2019.

He was serving as a weekend anchor and news reporter at WPSD-TV in Paducah, KY, before joining WABC. Sam! started his career as an intern at WKYT-TV in Lexington, Kentucky. In 2006, he worked as the weather anchor for Good Morning America. In his capacity as Weather Editor, Champion also built ABC News’s Weather, Climate and Environment Unit, and oversaw all climate, weather, and environmental coverage and content on all ABC segments. The Weather Channel hired Sam as the Managing editor in 2012. Here, he created and hosted AMHQ, a 4-hour morning show, and a climate and science interview program in prime time.

He has received several awards in his reporting profession. He was awarded a Peabody Award for his Sandy Coverage and four Emmys.

Sam Champion’s Salary

Champion earns an estimated annual salary of USD 1.5 million. His net worth is approximately USD 10 million.

Sam Champion Dancing With The Stars

Dancing with the Stars announced Champion as a contestant on Season 31 partnered with Cheryl Burke, aired On September 8, 2022.

They both finished in the bottom two of the remaining contestants. Despite their Week 4 exit, it was a valiant effort and an incredible dancing journey. Sam shared his thoughts after learning his journey on “Dancing with the Stars” ended.

Sam Champion’s Social Media

Twitter: Sam Champion (@SamChampion)

Instagram: samchampion

Facebook: Sam Champion