Sam Champion Husband, GMA, ABC7, Salary and Net Worth

Who is Weather Anchor Sam Champion?

Sam Champion is a weather anchor mostly seen on Good Morning America and WABC-TV. He previously worked at the Weather Channel where he co-anchored AMHQ: America’s Morning Headquarters and 23.5 Degrees With Sam Champion.

Sam Champion Salary and Net Worth 2023

As an experienced weather anchor with over 30 years, Champion earns an estimated annual salary of $1.5 million.

He is estimated to have a net worth of $1 million.

Sam Champion ABC7, GMA

Champion has been a weather anchor since the mid-1980s. He began working at WPSD-TV in Paducah, Kentucky, and WJKS in Jacksonville, Florida.Â

Sam Champion on ABC7 NY
Champion on ABC7 NY

Sam joined Eyewitness News for WABC-TV in New York in 1988 and later on anchored at Good Morning America around 2004.Â

In September 2006, he began appearing on Good Morning America and ABC News. He left ABC in December 2013 and accepted a job offer at The Weather Channel where he was a weather host and managing editor.

While at The Weather Channel, Champion hosted his own morning show, called America’s Morning Headquarters. A year later, he left AMHQ and became a contributor to The Weather Channel’s primetime programs.Â

Champion then returned to ABC to fill in for Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee who was on maternity leave. He officially joined WABC-TV in May 2019 where he was anchoring the morning and noon newscast as well as the weather anchor for GMA.

a fill-in basis and returned to become the weekday morning and noon weather anchor at WABC-TV in June 2019.

Apart from being a weather anchor, Sam is also a very good dancer. He was a contestant in Dancing with the Stars Season 31. He was paired with professional Filipino dancer Cheryl Burke.

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Sam Champion Parents

Sam was born and raised by his parents James H. and Sylvia Champion in Paducah, Kentucky. His father served in Vietnam as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. Sadly, he died on October 25, 2010.Â

Champion was raised alongside his elder sister Teresa. He has a niece and nephew called Sydney and James.

Is Sam Champion Married?

Champion is married to his husband Rubem Robierb. They were in a relationship for several years before getting married on December 21, 2012.Â

Rubem Robierb is a visual artist, sculptor, and photographer. His work has been showcased in exhibitions, art galleries, and museums around the world.

Sam Champion and his husband Rubem Robierb
Sam Champion and his husband Rubem Robierb

Does Sam Champion have a Daughter?

Sam and his husband don’t have children at the moment. Back in 2021, the weather anchor and his husband shared a video of him holding a newborn with the caption “Welcome home”.

Their fans were excited for them for having an addition to their family. However, he clarified in the comments that the newborn wasn’t theirs as they were only new uncles.Â

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Sam Champion House

Champion spends his time between his two homes in Miami and New York. He and his husband also have a property in Ipanema Beach in Brazil where Rubem is originally from.

Champion enjoys gardening. He has planted hydrangeas, roses, lavender, tulips, and strawberries. He frequently updated his followers on Instagram on the progress of his garden.

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