Sam Champion Is WABC’s New Morning Weather Anchor

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

Weatherman Sam Champion is heading back to where his career started in New York City.

WABC announced Champion is joining the station as the morning and noon weather anchor. He’s replacing Bill Evans, who was let go from the station earlier this year.

“Sam has a fascination and passion for weather that is absolutely contagious,” said Debra O’Connell, president and general manager. “I am thrilled to have Sam join our outstanding Eyewitness News team, bringing with him a tremendous track record for accuracy in weather forecasting along with his genuine care for our tri-state area communities and viewers.”


Champion is best known for his time on Good Morning America. Prior to that, he spent 18 years as a weather anchor at WABC. He left GMA in 2013 to join The Weather Channel as the managing editor.

“It is an extraordinary opportunity to come home and, once again, be a part of the Eyewitness News family,” added Champion. “I have felt the trust and kindness of New York and the tri-state viewers since 1988, and I can’t wait to start our days together again at the No. 1 station in the nation!”

He will start June 3 at 4:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.