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Sam Champion exits ABC for Weather Channel
December 4th, 2013
01:49 PM ET

Sam Champion exits ABC for Weather Channel

By Brian Stelter, CNN

Last year, one popular morning television show replaced an anchor in the worst possible way: By forcing her out and leaving her humiliated on her last day. Now another morning show is replacing an anchor, and the contrast couldn't be more stark.

ABC, which benefited enormously when NBC's "Today" show dismissed Ann Curry, is amicably parting ways with Sam Champion.

Champion has been the weather anchor on "Good Morning America" for the past seven years. On Monday, he announced he is becoming managing editor of the Weather Channel and host of a forthcoming morning show.

"This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me to do what I love most at a network that lives and breathes the weather," Champion said.

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