Sam Winner Leaves ‘Good Morning America’ for Weather conditions Channel

December 3rd, 2013

Richard Drew/Associated Press

Sam Winner will be leaving “Good Morning America” to host a revamped early morning present on the Temperature Channel.

The top morning staff in television is getting rid of an crucial contributor with the announcement on Monday that Sam Winner would go away his submit as the temperature anchor for ABC’s “Good Early morning America” to be part of the Weather Channel.

The all-climate, all-the-time network stated that Mr. Champion would be the anchor of an upgraded morning software to start in 2014. The Weather Channel, which is partly owned by NBCUniversal, also declared that Mr. Champion would be the managing editor of the channel.

Mr. Winner has been the weather conditions anchor for “Good Early morning America” considering that 2006. Ahead of that he was the temperature anchor for ABC’s flagship station in New York, WABC, for 18 several years.

With the new situation, Mr. Champion will function alongside his early morning Television set rival, Al Roker of NBC’s “Today” present, who has his personal early morning display on the Climate Channel, “Wake Up With Al.”

The two Mr. Winner and his boss at ABC Information, Ben Sherwood, explained the selection to go away “G.M.A.” as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” for a weather aficionado. Mr. Champion is not a meteorologist, but has been concerned in protection of several weather conditions activities at ABC in modern years, such as the devastation induced by Hurricane Sandy last 12 months. ABC Information received a Peabody Award for its protection of that storm.

Mr. Sherwood has already named Mr. Champion’s backup at “Good Early morning America,” Ginger Zee, who is a meteorologist, as his substitution on the display.

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