|Real Name/Full Name||Samuel James Champion|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Sam Champion|
|Birth Place:||Paducah, Kentucky, United States|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||13 August 1961|
|Age/How Old:||59 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 178 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 63 Kg
In Pounds – 138.89 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – James H. Champion
Mother – Sylvia Champion
|School:||Fair High School, Fairfax, Virginia|
|College:||Eastern Kentucky University|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Rubem Robierb (m. 2012)|
|Net Worth:||$12 million|
|Last Updated:||July 2021|
Samuel James Champion is an American weather anchor. He also works as a television host. He has achieved a great career in this field and has been working for more than twenty-five. He is best known for working on the ABC flagship station WABC-TV and Good Morning America. He has even anchored on many other channels.
Well, how well do you know about Sam Champion? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Sam Champion’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Sam Champion to date.
Biography and Early Life
Sam Champion was born on August 13, 1961. His birth place is Paducah, Kentucky. He was born to Sylvia and James H. Champion. His father was a lieutenant colonel in The U.S. Marine Corps and was serving in Vietnam. Champion has a sister, Teresa as his sibling.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Sam Champion in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Sam Champion’s age is 59 years old as of today’s date 26th July 2021 having been born on 13 August 1961. Though, he is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 138.89 lbs in Pound and 63 kg in Kilograms.
Sam Champion went to Fair High School in Fairfax, Virginia. There he completed his graduation in the year 1979. Then after he attended Eastern Kentucky University got himself a B.A. degree in broadcast news. Champion worked as an intern in WKYT-TV in Lexington, Kentucky. He always had a great interest in anchoring and reading, which clearly made him choose his career, regardless his performance in school or college.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Sam Champion married his long-term partner, Rubem Robierb, on 21 December 2012. Before they got married, they were together for several years. It was at this time that Champion could talk about being homosexual openly to the public. Both the couple are sharing a happy life together since they are engaged. But they don’t share any children.
Is Sam Champion Gay?
Yes, Sam Champion has openly accepted that he is homosexual by nature. He is married to his long-term partner, who is also homosexual. This says that Sam Champion is gay.
Sam Champion started his career in 1988 as a weekend weather anchor at WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News. There he was also working for the 5:00 pm anchor. With time, he became the main weather anchor for the news channel. Before starting his career, he worked at WKYT-TV as an intern.
In 2004, he joined Good Morning America, and after two years, his work made him capable of working on all ABC’s platforms. There he worked in the Climate and Environment Unit, covered all-weather, climate, and environmental news. In 2012, he was made the Managing Editor of the Weather Channel, and in 2013, he left Good Morning America.
Apart from working as a weather reporter, Champion has also made his appearance in live talk shows where he came live with Kelly and Ryan. On March 17, 2014, Champion had a debut of his talk show, titled “American’s Morning Headquarters.” But soon, in 2015, he decided to go for contributing in its prime time programs. Later on, in 2016, he again opted for ABC as a fill-in weather forecaster, and currently, he is making his contributions for WABC-TV’s morning and noon shows.
Sam Champion has earned himself many awards throughout his career to make his outstanding contributions in weather forecasting. He received the Daytime Emmy Award in 2007. He has been an Emmy nominee for the years 2010 and 2016. Champion has also been a nominee for the People’s Choice Awards, the USA, in the year 2013.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Sam Champion in 2021
Current sources say that the net salary of Sam Champion is estimated to be around $12 million as of 2021. He has a long work history as a weather anchor and has worked for many TV channels. He has an earning of $1.5 million per year. Adding to this, he has also hosted his show, which adds up to his current net worth.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- In 2010, Champion had a basal cell carcinoma removed from his skin. After that, he wanted to raise awareness about skin cancer during Cancer Awareness Month.
Sam Champion, in his successful career, has achieved some great heights. He had always been passionate about his work and interests. Also, dealing with the fact about being homosexual never did affect his career. He had ever put forth his hardworking and self-acceptance nature in front of others. And the result is his successful career.