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Sam Champion, weather anchor for ABC's 'Good Morning America,' to be AIDS Walk grand marshal

News release from Care Resource:

WELCOME GRAND MARSHAL "SAM CHAMPION" OF ABC's "GOOD MORNING AMERICA"

AIDS Walk Miami and Care Resource wish to announce and welcome Sam Champion as the Official Grand Marshal for the 24th Annual AIDS Walk Miami fundraiser scheduled for Sunday, April 22nd.

Sam Champion is the weather anchor of ABC's "Good Morning America," reporting on the nation's weather throughout the morning broadcast. He also serves as weather editor for ABC News.

In addition to covering the national forecast, Champion frequently travels to weather-related stories around the country and the globe. He has reported from the frontlines of wildfires in California; from the scene of hurricanes in Florida, Texas, and Louisiana; and from winter storm systems in Denver, Chicago, and Boston. As part of the morning broadcast's "The New 7 Wonders of the World" series, Champion broadcast live afloat a raft in the middle of the Polar Ice Caps. Champion is at the forefront of reporting on the environment and climate change and has played a key role in the network's Earth Day reporting.
In addition to the weather and the environment, Champion regularly interviews authors, newsmakers, and celebrities during the morning program and hosts the "Good Morning America" summer concert series  in Central Park.

In August 2009, Champion anchored his first "20/20" special, "Blown Away: Twisted Terror," which chronicled the tornado that devastated Parkersburg, Iowa.

Before joining ABC News in September 2006, Champion spent 18 years at WABC-TV in New York where he was the most-watched weatherman in the tri-state area. Prior to joining WABC-TV, Champion was a weekend weather anchor and news reporter at WPSD-TV in Paducah, Kentucky. Champion began his career in broadcast news as an intern at WKYT-TV in Lexington, Kentucky, while attending college.

Champion is involved in many charities including the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the March of Dimes, and "Stopping AIDS Together".  He currently resides in New York City.

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