Sam Champion, who is leaving ABC’s “Good Morning America” after seven years, made the decision after network executives reportedly balked at giving him his own show, reports TMZ.com.
As we reported earlier this week, Champion will anchor The Weather Channel’s new flagship morning show and also work as the cable network’s managing editor.
Another reason Champion decided to leave ABC was that he and his husband want children, but his husband won’t leave Florida. “Good Morning America” is based in New York City. Champion will spend about half his time in Miami with his new job.
Champion was reportedly making about $2.5 million at “Good Morning America,” which TMZ reports is what he will also make at The Weather Channel.
The Weather Channel is partially owned by NBCUniversal.