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Sam Champion | Biography

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  • Full Name Sam Champion
  • Occupation Weather Reporter, Anchor, TV Personality
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Kentucky, USA
  • Birth Date Aug 13, 1961
  • Age 60 Years, 3 Months
Weather Anchor of ABC affiliate WABC-TV, Former Chief Editor at the television channel The Weather Channel

Sam Champion | Biography

Sam Champion officially announced about his sexuality as Gay at a New Year Eve event in Miami in 2012

After 25 years of combined association with ABC and its affiliate WABC-TV, Sam left the channel in December 2013 and became the managing editor of weather reports at The Weather Channel. However, after completing the contract with the channel in December 2016, Sam Champion returned to ABC. Since June 2019, Champion has been serving as the weekday morning and noon weather anchor at WABC-TV.


Sam Champion is a former American weather reporter of ABC and former chief editor of the television channel, The Weather Channel.

Who is Sam Champion?

Sam Champion is a television celebrity best known for his appearance as the weather anchor on the ABC program Good Morning America and on ABC affiliate TV platform WABC-TV. He also co-hosted 23.5 Degrees with Sam Champion on ABC and AMHQ: America's Morning Headquarters on The Weather Channel. 

After 25 years of combined association with ABC and its affiliate WABC-TV, Sam left the channel in December 2013 and became the managing editor of weather reports at The Weather Channel. However, after completing the contract with the channel in December 2016, Sam Champion returned to ABC. Since June 2019, Champion has been serving as the weekday morning and noon weather anchor at WABC-TV.

Apart from TV shows and weather report programs, Sam Champion engages in working for charitable organizations. He is an active member of several non-profitable humanitarian organizations like Multiple Sclerosis Society, March of Dimes, Stopping AIDS, and many more. Sam was also appointed as the honorable Grand Marshall of the Multiple Sclerosis Society during one of their bike tours. 

How old is Sam Champion?

Samuel James Champion was born on 13 August 1961 in Kentucky, USA, to his late father James H. Champion and mother, Sylvia. His father, James H. Champion, served in Vietnam as a Lieutenant Colonel of U.S. Marine. Sam grew up in Paducah city with his sibling, Teresa Champion. 

Later, he moved to Virginia for his high school education and graduated in 1979 from Fairfax High School. Sam then came back to his native to join Eastern Kentucky University. At Eastern Kentucky University, he pursued Broadcast News and earned his bachelor's degree in 1983. 

While studying at University, Sam interned as a news broadcaster at WKYT-TV in Kentucky, and it happened to be the start of his television career.

Is Sam Champion Gay?

Until 2012, Sam was open about his sexuality as gay only to his family and friends. The same year, he officially announced it through 'New York Times' during one of Miami's New Year Eve events. Sam and Rubem appeared at the event, and Sam revealed, "We're getting married on New Year's Eve in Miami." 

Is Sam Champion married?

The TV host is married to his longtime partner, Rubem Robierb. The couple tied knots on 21 December 2012.

After marriage, the Champion couple began appearing together for events and parties. Moreover, Sam's Instagram handle, @Samchampion regularly features romantic pictures with his spouse.

In December 2021, Sam will complete nine years of togetherness with his Rubem Robeirb. 

Who is Sam Champion's spouse Rubem Robierb?

Rubem is a Brazilian national born in 1976. Besides getting to know as the ABC weather anchor, Sam Champion's spouse, Rubem has established himself as a fine-arts photographer and sculptor. His most notable sculpting work includes 'Climate Meltdown,' and 'Dandara.'

Currently, Rubem lives with his life partner, Sam Champion, in Miami.

Net Worth and Salary

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Sam Champion earns an annual salary of approximately $1.5 million, amounting to a net worth of about $10 million.

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