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Sam Champion to say goodbye to GMA Wednesday


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Sam Champion to say goodbye to GMA Wednesday

By Cassie Alsup. CREATED Dec 3, 2013

"Good Morning America's" Sam Champion will sign off Wednesday as he prepares to start his new job at the Weather Channel, NY Daily News reports.

The GMA meteorologist has been there for six years and is leaving to become an important figure for the Weather Channel as their managing editor. Along with his new role, he'll also host a morning show. Since the channel is also owned by NBC, he might pop up in other NBC programs.

Champion helped the GMA team increase ratings in the past two years to beat the "Today" show for this first time in decades.

"There's no replacing Sam," said ABC News president Ben Sherwood in a note to staff on Monday. "While he is leaving ABC News, he will always be part of our family."

Cassie Alsup

Cassie Alsup

Cassie Alsup is a native Knoxvillian and collector of all things nifty. Whether it's a unique recipe, a spoiler about the next episode of "Girls" or a video of a dog dressed up like a construction worker, nothing delights her more than sharing these gems with other people.