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Sam Champion Headed Back to ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ — But There’s a Catch

Jan 5, 2016  •  Post A Comment

Former “Good Morning America” mainstay Sam Champion will be returning to the ABC show after leaving two years ago to launch his own morning show at the Weather Channel. But Champion — who may have some regrets about his career move after being bumped from Weather Channel’s “AMHQ” a few months ago — won’t be staying at “GMA.”

The New York Daily News reports that Champion will fill in for his “GMA” successor Ginger Zee during the week of Jan. 11 as part of Zee’s maternity leave. After Champion’s week on “GMA,” ABC senior meteorologist Rob Marciano will be filling in for Zee.

Champion’s “AMHQ” struggled to find an audience at Weather Channel, and it has been reported that after he was bumped from the spot in September, he campaigned unsuccessfully to get his old job back at ABC.

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5 Comments

  1. Please GMA get rid of Laura and Ginger-nice ladies but not the best for quality journalism and weather-bimbo’s especially Laura who is not worth my time or educated professionals watching. I will not watch or listen to trashy Hollywood stories, celebrity fan fares, or trashy journalism. Bring back first class knowledge , expertise, and journalism including Sam and Josh then I and my family will return to GMA and leave the Today Show. Most of my friends in the medical field no longer watch your show-very disappointed. Your ratings will continue to fall with air heads on a major show like GMA- down the toilet!

  2. Totally agree! It is a shame the ABC execs think that by Dumbing Down GMA they would be able to keep a more sophisticated audience. I can’t tell you how many of my friends and professional equals no longer “waste” their time with the immature and unimportant cartooning taking place. I am very disappointed that George S. continues to play in this genre. Lara “role” is ridiculously stupid.

  3. We all want Sam Champion back!!! His attitude was always so genuine and up beat!! Really connected with all age groups! BRING HIM BACK!!

  4. Good Bye Sam. You were great. Move on
    The ladies will move on some day as well. Enjoy their uniqueness while you can.

  5. After all this time I am still so very angry and disappointed in ABC and GMA executives for ruining what was the best news show ever, with top hosts Josh Elliot, Sam Champion and Lara Spencer brightening up the mornings. Lara remained but had to dumb down her image to fit in and stay. WHY in the world would anyone let go of such a golden team?! Now GMA has really sank to an all new low by bring aboard Michael Strahan. What were you thinking? You have only shot yourself in the other foot. I miss the Golden Team and wish GMA would bring them back!

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