Sam Champion Biography
Sam Champion (real name – Samuel James Champion) is an American Emmy Award-winning Meteorologist and Reporter working for WABC in New York City as a Weather Anchor. He joined the station in the year 1988.
Sam Champion Age / Birthday
Champion was born on August 13, 1961, in Paducah, Kentucky, United States. As a result, he is 61 years old as of 2022 and celebrates his birthday on August 13 every year.
Sam Champion Height / Measurements
Champion is of average body stature and stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.80 m).
Sam Champion Partner
Champion is openly gay. He is married to Rubem Robierb, a famous Brazilian sculptor, photographer, and visual artist. They tied the knot on December 21, 2012, at a wedding ceremony held in New York. He often posts his partner’s pics on his Instagram Page. They like spending precious time together when they are not at work, either gardening or having cups of coffee.
Sam Champion Kids / Children
Champion manages to keep information regarding whether he has any kids away from the limelight. However, we will update this information about his children once it’s available.
Sam Champion Daughter
In December 2021, Champion posted pics on his social media cradling a newborn baby girl. His viewers and fans rushed to congratulate him and his partner, thinking that the baby was theirs. However, Champion was forced to clarify that the baby was not theirs and when he was asked about it he stated that they were just proud uncles.
Sam Champion Family / Relatives
Champion was born to James H. Champion (late father) and Sylvia (mother). His dad was a lieutenant colonel in the United States Marine Corps and served in Vietnam. He passed away on October 25, 2010, due to unknown reasons. Champion was raised alongside his sister, Teresa.
Sam Champion Education
Champion graduated from Fairfax High School in Fairfax, Virginia in the year 1979 and then attended Eastern Kentucky University. He graduated from the university with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree.
Sam Champion Career
Champion serves at WABC as a weekend evening weather anchor. His forecasts appear on Eyewitness News at 5 PM, 6 PM, and 11 PM. Prior to joining the station, he served at WPSD-TV in Paducah, Kentucky as a news reporter and weekend news anchor. He started his journalism career at WKYT-TV in Lexington, Kentucky where he worked as an intern.
Champion began serving as an anchor for Good Morning America in the year 2006. As a Weather Editor, Champion built ABC News’s Environment Unit, Climate, and Weather. He was also responsible for overseeing all environmental content and coverage on all platforms of ABC. Champion started working for The Weather Channel in the year 2012, as the managing editor. There he also served as a host and creator of a 4-hour morning show, AMHQ, and a climate and science interview program in prime time, 23.5. While in college, he interned at WKYT-TV in Lexington, Kentucky.
Champion holds several awards for his work, including 4 Emmy Awards. Also, he holds a Peabody Award for his “Sandy Coverage.” In the year 2019, he went back to WABC and began anchoring the weather on Eyewitness News This Morning.
Champion is a philanthropist. He is actively involved in multiple charitable organizations in the New York City area. He has served as the chairman of the 25th annual March of Dimes NYC WalkAmerica, and the Grand Marshal of the Multiple Sclerosis Society Fall Bike Tour. Also, Champion has served as the master of ceremonies of a part of Sunday by the Bay, “Stopping AIDS Together.” He has also served as a host of the New York City Anti-Violence Project’s 2002 “Courage Awards,” along with Frank DeCaro (movie critic).
Sam Champion Salary
Champion receives an annual income ranging between $30,000 and $90,000.
Sam Champion Net Worth
Through Champion’s career as a Meteorologist and Reporter, he has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges between $1 Million and $ 5 Million.
Sam Champion House
Champion splits his time between his homes in New York and Miami with his partner. Their house in Manhattan is so beautiful and stunning. Champion is an avid lover of gardens. Outside his stunning apartment in the Big Apple, he has planted his dream garden, where he has grown hydrangeas, roses, strawberries, lavender, and tulips. Also, Champion and his husband use some part of the outside of his apartment as a workout space, where they do exercise. Champion has shared several photos of him jumping rope! Champion and his partner also own the third property in Ipanema Beach in Brazil.
Sam Champion Sickness
In May of 2010, Champion had a basal cell carcinoma removed from his skin while on air. This happened after previous bouts with the disease. Basal Cell Carcinoma is a type of skin cancer, mostly developing on areas of skin exposed to the sun like the face. During Cancer Awareness Month, Champion raised awareness about the disease.
Sam Champion Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Champion is active on his social media accounts. He has about 269K followers on his Facebook Page, about 521.8K followers on his Twitter account, and around 161K followers on his Instagram account.
Sam Champion WABC – ABC7NY
Champion works at WABC – ABC7NY where he works with his fellow colleagues who are anchors, reporters, and meteorologists and they include;
- N.J. Burkett
- Crystal Cranmore
- Naveen Dhaliwal
- Josh Einiger
- Lauren Glassberg
- Toni Yates
- Darla Miles
- Mike Marza
- CeFaan Kim
- Dan Krauth
- Chanteé Lans
- Heather O’Rourke
- Stacey Sager