Sam Champion Bio, Age, Height, ABC7NY, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Gay

Sam Champion Bio, Wiki

Sam Champion is an award-winning American  Anchor/ Reporter working for the ABC7NY station serving the station as a Weather Anchor for the Good Morning America show. He has been working with this station since the year 1988. 

Sam Champion Age

Champion is 61 years old as of 2022. He was born Samuel James Champion on August 13th, 1961 in Paducah, Kentucky, United States.

Sam Champion Height

Champion stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 10 inches.

Sam Champion Education

Champion went to Fairfax High School in Fairfax, Virginia in 1979 where he graduated. He later went to Eastern Kentucky University where he attained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcast News and later on got interned at WKYT-TV in Lexington, Kentucky.

Sam Champion Photo
Sam Champion Photo

Sam Champion Career

Champion is a weather anchor at the Eyewitness News where he worked on the weekend and at 5:00 p.m. He started working in the station in the year 1988. Champion, later on, became the main weather anchor for the 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 11:00 p.m. newscasts. Sam was both the weekend anchor and reporter at WPSD-TV in Paducah, KY, before he joined WABC-TV. He first began his career as an intern at WKYT-TV in Lexington, KY, and later graduated with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast news from Eastern Kentucky University.

He later became the weather anchor for the  Good Morning America show in the year 2006. Sam also built up on all contents in the ABC platforms, environmental coverage, and climate, ABC News’s Weather, Climate and Environment Unit, and also oversaw all weather.

After Sam became the Managing Editor of the Weather Channel in the year 2012, he created and also hosted the AMHQ, a 4-hour morning show, and 23.5, a climate and science interview program in prime time. Champion has also won various awards including the Peabody Award which was for his, “Sandy Coverage” and also four Emmys. Sam became the weather anchor for Eyewitness News This Morning after he returned to WABC in 2019.

Sam Champion Net Worth

In Sam’s career as an anchor, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.

Sam Champion  Salary

He receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.

Sam Champion Parents and Siblings

Having been the son of Sylvia and James H, Champion has only one sister called Teresa. Champion’s father was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps who served faithfully in Vietnam until his demise on October 25, 2010.

Sam Champion Gay/ Spouse

Champion is openly gay and is married to his partner Rubem Robierb who is a visual artist and a photographer. The couple tied the knot in the year 2012. Robierb was born in Brazil but returned to Miami as an adult. Back in 2009, at a New Year’s Eve party, the two crossed paths for the first time. They dated for three years before deciding whether to get married or not. In October 2021, the two got engaged which surprised Champion’s fans who weren’t aware of his sexuality. The two no longer live together, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t able to make it work.

Sam Champion Kids/Daughter/Baby

Back then in the year 2021, the couple shocked their fans when they decided to start their own family. This was after Sam updated a video of him holding baby Gabriela in his arms with the captain that was accompanied by several red heart emojis that stated welcome home. Unfortunately, it turned out the kid was never theirs.

Most people commented congratulating the couple but Sam made sure to shut down their speculations by writing back to one of the commenters, “Lol. Not yet. We are proud uncles.”

Sam Champion Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

He is vocal on his social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 522K  followers, around 269K followers on his Facebook page, and about  161K followers on his Instagram account.