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Sam Champion Biography

Birth Name:
Samuel James Champion
Birth Place:
Paducah, Kentucky, United States
Weather anchor, reporter

Fast Facts

  • Started career in broadcast news as an intern at WKYT in Lexington while still attending Eastern Kentucky University
  • Spent 18 years as a weatherman for ABC's New York affiliate, WABC
  • Had cancer surgery, broadcast live on Good Morning America on May 12, 2010, to remove a basal-cell carcinoma from his shoulder
  • Volunteers with several charity organizations, including the Multiple Sclerosis Society and the March of Dimes Foundation
  • New York City-based indie rock band Sam Champion is named after him


  • James H. Champion -- Father
  • Rubem Robierb -- Husband
  • Sylvia Champion -- Mother
  • Teresa -- Sister