Sam Champion, the weekday weatherman for Good Morning America, is mourning the loss of his father, Lt. Col. James H. Champion, who passed away yesterday evening.
Sam Champion’s dad was a well known fixture with the Good Morning America crew, and producer Jim Murphy even said, “He was better known to us as Sam Champion’s dad. Sam, his sister Teresa and his mom, Sylvia, were all together with the Lt. Col. at the end.”
Sam Champion will be taking a leave of absence from Good Morning America, which is very understandable during this difficult time.
He is not expected to return to Good Morning America for at least another week.
Our hearts and prayers go out to Sam Champion and his family during this sad time.