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.