Did a Power Grab and Diaper Bags Lead to Sam Champion's GMA Split?

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Was a thirst for power the reason why Sam Champion split for Good Morning America? TMZ is reporting Champion bounced from GMA after failing to snag his own show on the ABC network.

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According to the site, Champion—who left GMA this week for a top job at the Weather Channel—had been trying to get his own show on ABC for quite some time, but the Mouse House wasn’t interested. TMZ’s sources stated:

Sam loves power, and becoming managing editor (of the Weather Channel) gives him that.


Nothing wrong with wanting a little power! TMZ also claims Champion's husband not wanting to leave Miami for New York, where GMA is taped, and the couple's desire to have a family, played a factor in Champion's decision to bounce.

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