Wow, I'm so surprised, especially since he's leaving this Wednesday. Pretty shocked he didn't give the viewers more of a heads up. Meteorologist Sam Champion leaving Good Morning America By Shaun Ganley, Digital Media Manager, WCVB.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Published On: Dec 02 2013 11:25:48 AM EST Updated On: Dec 02 2013 11:29:47 AM EST Share on facebook Share on twitter NEW YORK - Sam Champion says only an amazing opportunity could take him away from his ABC family. After 25 years with ABC News and "Good Morning America," Sam Champion will be leaving for a new position at The Weather Channel. The morning meteorologist made the announcement Monday morning on this Twitter account. Champion will work as an on-air host and managing editor for The Weather Channel. He will also anchor a new flagship morning program at the cable network starting in 2014. His last day at "Good Morning America" will be Wednesday, ABC News President Ben Sherwood said in a memo to staffers. ABC News said Ginger Zee would take over Champion's weather responsibilities on "Good Morning America."