Good Morning America's popular meteorologist Sam Champion is departing the morning show and heading over to The Weather Channel. Champion, who has been with the ABC chatfest since 2006, will sign on to the Weather Channel as a managing editor and on air host. ABC News President Ben Sherwood said in a released statement:
While there is no replacing Sam, we are in excellent hands with his storm chasing partner of the last few years, meteorologist Ginger Zee, who will take over his weather responsibilities at GMA and across ABC News. As you know, Ginger always rushes straight toward the eye of any storm and weaves cutting-edge science with human emotion to elevate our coverage. GMA will celebrate Sam’s last day on Wednesday’s program. While he is leaving ABC News, he will always be a part of our family.