Sam Champion Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, ABC 7, Husband, Family, Net worth, and Salary

Sam Champion is an American Emmy and Peabody award-winning weather anchor currently working at WABC-TV and Good Morning America.

Sam Champion Biography

Sam Champion is an American Emmy and Peabody award-winning weather anchor 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 main weather anchor for the 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 11:00 p.m. newscasts. 

Sam Champion Education

Champion attended Fairfax High School in Fairfax, Virginia where he graduated in 1979. He then went to Eastern Kentucky University where he received his bachelor’s degree in broadcast news and interned at WKYT-TV in Lexington, Kentucky.

Sam Champion Career

Prior to joining WABC-TV, he was a weekend anchor and news reporter at WPSD-TV in Paducah, KY. Champion started his career as an intern at WKYT-TV in Lexington, Kentucky. In 2006, he became 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 platforms.

Champion became the Managing Editor of the Weather Channel in 2012, where he created and hosted AMHQ, a 4-hour morning show, and 23.5, a climate and science interview program in prime time. In his weather reporting career, he received a Peabody Award for his “Sandy Coverage” and has won four Emmys. In 2019, he returned home to WABC, when he became the weather anchor for Eyewitness News This Morning.

Sam Champion Age

He was born Samuel James Champion on August 13, 1961, in Paducah, Kentucky, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 13th August every year. Champion is 61 years old.

Sam Champion Height

Champion stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall and weighs about 63 kg  (139 lbs).

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Sam Champion Family

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

Sam Champion Husband / Sam Champion Gay

Champion is openly gay. He is married to Rubem Robierb since December 21, 2012. 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.

Sam Champion Wedding

The couple died the knot in December 2012 and their wedding was officiated by State Supreme Court Justice George J. Silver and attended by family and close friends. On December 21, 2016, Champion shared a photo of their Wedding Anniversary on his Instagram.

Sam Champion Daughter

Champion posted a photo of a newborn baby on his Instagram account on December 17, 2021, and captioned that they were thrilled. Many people congratulated him and his husband but he later clarified that they are not parents yet but are proud uncles.

Sam Champion Net Worth

Champion has an estimated net worth of $1 million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as a weatherman.

Sam Champion Salary

Champion earns an annual salary ranging between $40, 000 – $110, 500 working as a weather anchor at ABC7.

The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Champion.

Who is Champion? He is an American Emmy and Peabody award-winning weather anchor
Age60 years old as of 2021
Height5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)
WifeRubem Robierb
Salary$40, 000 – $110, 500
Net Worth$1 million – $5 Million
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