Sam Champion, one of the nation’s best-known weather anchors, will return to the station where he rose to greater fame.
Champion was a fixture at the company for many years, serving as a weather anchor at WABC between 1988 and 2006 before moving to ABC News’ “Good Morning America.” He was part of the team on that show that helped push the program ahead of NBC rival “Today” in viewership. He left in 2013 to take join The Weather Channel as a managing editor.
Champion began his career at WKYT in Lexington, KY as an intern while attending Eastern Kentucky University. During his career, he has done several things weather personnel don’t often do, anchoring a special broadcast of ABC’s “20/20” and traveling to Paris to cover climate-change issues for ABC News.