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Sam Champion heading back to NYC full-time!

Sam Champion has been splitting his time between Miami and NYC where he has been appearing on the weekend editions of ABC’s Good Morning America.

Seemed like an ideal situation to me!

But Sam is heading back into full-time work and returning to WABC, the station where he rose to fame. He is joining its staff as a weather anchor on its weekday morning and noon newscasts. He will start Monday, June 3. He is expected to also contribute to ABC News.

“It is an extraordinary opportunity to come home and, once again, be a part of the Eyewitness News family,” Champion said. “I have felt the trust and kindness of New York and the tri-state viewers since 1988, and I can’t wait to start our days together again at the No. 1 station in the nation.”

Champion was a fixture at the company for many years, serving as a weather anchor at WABC between 1988 and 2006 before moving to ABC News’ Good Morning America. He left in 2013 to take join The Weather Channel as a managing editor.

“Sam has a fascination and passion for weather that is absolutely contagious,” said WABC president and general manager Debra O’Connell in a statement. “I am thrilled to have Sam join our outstanding Eyewitness News team, bringing with him a tremendous track record for accuracy in weather forecasting along with his genuine care for our tri-state area communities and viewers.”

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He’s baaack & I couldn’t be happier!! @samchampion is returning to #WABC in NYC and he’ll continue to contribute to @abcnews. Welcome home my dear friend…????

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Hello NYC! Just landed and I think today will be one of my favorite days #goodthings #moretocome #newyork #happyface #bringcoffee lots of it

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