Samuel James Champion was born in Paducah, Kentucky, USA in August 13, 1961. He and his sister Teresa were raised by their parents Sylvia and James Champion. His father James was a brave man and he served as a lieutenant colonel in Vietnam. Samuel spent his childhood in Paducah but his first education he got in Fairfax, Virginia where he attended a Fairfax High School. In 1979 he graduated from High School and moved to Richmond, Kentucky in order to continue to study in Eastern Kentucky University. At the Eastern Kentucky University Sam Champion studied a broadcasting news. That university gave him not just theoretical knowledge, he also was an intern at CBC affiliate WKYT-TV.
After he got his bachelor degree in broadcasting, he started his career in his native city Paducah, working as a weather forecaster at NBC affiliate WPSD-TV and WJKS. In 1988 he moved to New York City and immediately found a job of weather forecaster at flagship station of the ABC, WABC-TV.
All these positions as a professional weather forecaster made him a name and soon he got a great breakthrough in his career – he was hired as a weather forecaster on a very popular American morning show Good Morning America. Thanks to this job he got an opportunity to make incredible reports, like: near the wildfires in California, from the hurricanes in Florida, and from the Polar Ice Caps. Apart from making the weather forecasts, Sam Champion regularly interviewed different celebrities and newsmakers on Good Morning America.
On December 2, 2013 he retired from ABC and became a managing editor of The Weather Channel. There he appeared in shows “America’s Morning Headquarters” and “Live! With Kelly and Michael”. Also he appeared on a popular show Larry King Live on CNN.
Sam Champion’s net worth estimated to be 10 million dollars. According to available sources on the internet, he has a salary about 1.5 million dollars per year. Sam invested his money in a luxurious penthouse in Manhattan, which cost him 5.5 million dollars.
Moving to personal life of Sam Champion, he used to like boys. But he has never disclosed his orientation, so even his friends didn’t know about it. There were rumors that Sam had an affair with baseball player Mike Piazza. But Mike officially claimed that he has never been a gay, and did not have close relationships with Sam Champion. Now Champion is married. On October 5, 2012 he and his partner Rubem Robierb announced their engagement and in two month they married.
The wedding took place at his gorgeous penthouse in New York on December 21, 2012 and the next day their photos from the wedding were on the headlines of newspapers. Among the invited guests were Good Morning America co-hosts Josh Elliott and Robin Roberts. For his fans that was a big surprise. A lot of his female fans were very disappointed, because Sam was a role model of a good husband.
|Birth Date:||13 Aug, 1961|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Education:||Eastern Kentucky University|
|Description:||American television personality|