Sam Champion to Exit GOOD MORNING AMERICA This Wednesday


It was announced today by ABC News president Ben Sherwood that long-time Good Morning America weatherman Sam Champion will be leaving his post on the morning show to head to The Weather Channel as a host and managing editor.

The long-time GMA staple also tweeted the news to his followers today, posting: "Only an amazing opportunity like this at @weatherchannel cld take me away from my @ABC family of 25 yrs and @GMA #blessedlife."

Notes Sherwood of the 52-year-old who joined GMA in 2006, "Over the years at GMA, Sam has broadcast more than 1,800 weather forecasts. He has traveled to almost every major weather event in the U.S., broadcast live from a raft floating between polar icebergs, danced the salsa on Despierta America and interviewed countless newsmakers, celebrities and chefs. On his show Sea Rescue, viewers have shared Sam's passion for marine animal rescue, rehabilitation and release."

Sherwood also revealed that meteorologist Ginger Zee, who has filled in for Champion, will take over his weather duties at GMA and across ABC News.

Champion will make his final appearance on GMA this Wednesday.

Source: @SamChampion

Source: USA Today

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