Sam Champion Returning to GMA

Sam Champion is (briefly) returning to Good Morning America.

The meteorologist — who famously left GMA in 2013 to spearhead AMHQ, his own morning show on The Weather Channel — will fill in for Ginger Zee while she remains on maternity leave for the week of Jan. 11, it was announced Monday.

Champion’s return comes just three months after his exit from AMHQ, which serves as a direct competitor to GMA. Since then, the former ABC weather anchor has led The Weather Channel’s expanded focus on primetime coverage.

Have you missed the former GMA weatherman? Excited for his return? Sound off below.

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38 Comments
  1. Mr. Tran K says:

    GMA really miss Sam Champion but I’m glad he’s back filling in for Ginger Zee until she comes back from maternity leave.

  2. Cynthia says:

    I like and missed Sam Champion on GMA; glad he is filling in for Ginger Zee!

  3. Elaine Croft says:

    Sam champion please come back to gma. Miss you. Tried twc, no good. Also Mr elliott, please come back to gma

  4. D.L. Bradshaw says:

    I really miss Sam on GMA. I will be watching all week😄

  5. Juanita says:

    I’m so happy to hear, Sam Champion is coming back. even though its just for a week. I wish it was permanent.

  6. So thrilled Sam coming back. His hearty laugh and spirit will bring back life and excitement to the mornings. The show has become boring. Please have him permanently back on GMA

  7. Joyce Smith says:

    Yes, bring both guys back!

  8. Nic says:

    I vote for bringing Sam & Josh back permanently. GMA was can’t-miss viewing when they were there.

  9. Lynn Choate says:

    Ginger Zee is great, but I have really missed Sam’s smiling face and laughter. They both really fit in with the whole GMA family, but I can’t wait to see Sam again in the morning.

  10. Lynn Wahnee says:

    Wen I heard Sam was coming back to GMA an filling in for Ginger I was in tears! We miss Sam so much he brought laughter to the show an made watching weather fun again. Please bring Sam back! Also bring Josh back he has that winning smile that just makes ur day when your down. Both Sam an Josh makes your day amazing. We also love George am Robin! They are amazing I love watching them too!

  11. dolores says:

    I can’t wait to see Sam smiling face and laughter I miss him please come back to stay

  12. Maureen Lewis says:

    I’ve missed the fabulous laugh. He’s so full of love of weather/science he can’t contain it. Keep me posted on his adventures. Will enjoy his time on GMA.

  13. Jill Forshey says:

    Absolutely I missed him. Loved atartin g my dad with Sam. He is awesome. Very positive, smart, cheery and does a great job.

  14. laura leroy says:

    It nice that he filling in for Ginger Zee but he abandoned ABC to get more money n benefits but it didnot work out for him. Maybe he can find a local newschannel to do weather for them in the further

  15. Lois Arce says:

    Omg!!! Sam and josh gave us the men view on everything it was really great to have them on. I was disappointed to see them leave. When my 18 year old daughter hear Sam was back it was like her friend was coming home. After 40 years of watching we are family , Charlie was my hero.

  16. Judy says:

    Love Sam , his personality & weather knowledge. BRING HIM BACK PERMANENTLY. He fits in so well with the others – Robin, Laura & George. They were family. Miss him a bunch!!!

  17. Susan says:

    i have missed both Sam and Josh Elliott

  18. Cathy L says:

    I looked forward to watching GMA this morning with Sam back. It was like he was never gone. Please keep him. Miss his personality and what he contributes to the GMA family. I respect Ginger Zee but always thought she fit in with the GMA weekend family.

  19. Saltnpepper says:

    Glad to see Sam Champion on GMA today. Ginger Zee is good, but not as good as Sam. Would love to see him back on GMA full time. Have really missed him.

  20. Teekie says:

    I really like Sam on GMA. I like Ginger too. I am just hoping they could find a permanent spot for Sam..

  21. Cate Miller says:

    Sam would be an excellent member of GMA and not just doing weather. Let him replace Michael Strahan and have Sam be on the show a few days every week. He is bright and can introduce any topic. Michael is a fine fellow but Sam is super.

  22. Cynthia says:

    I agree with Cate, Michael has a full-time gig with Kelly plus all the other places he shows up….bring Sam back! in his place full-time!

  23. Angela says:

    Miss you very much Sam Champion. Enjoying this week!

  24. Lynn says:

    I want so much for Sam and Josh both to come back to GMA. Miss all of that chemistry

  25. Sandy says:

    Love that Sam Champion is back.

  26. Bella C says:

    .Like seeing Sam back even though it is til Ginger is back. Bring Josh back permanently..

  27. kathy hoots says:

    i want to see Sam champion and Josh Elliott both of them to be on gma again please! miss them lots!!

  28. kathy hoots says:

    Please we want both Sam champion and Josh Elliott to come back to GMA please please sure miss them on the show!!

  29. Molly says:

    Bring Sam back permanently! He’s the best!

  30. Pat says:

    !Please bring Sam and Josh back. GMA is soooo much better when they are there~

  31. Donna Ball says:

    So happy to have Sam back. Love his laugh.

    • Cynthia says:

      I love GMA and had the experience to see the show in perso!! Please kept Sam on the show in some capacity; he is a fit and many miss him.

  32. Annie says:

    Bring Sam back to GMA

  33. Judy Bono says:

    Gma please bring SAM back. He makes the show! The best weather person yet!!!!!

  34. Cecelia Morgan says:

    Please have Sam Champion back on GMA. I have missed his endearing personality.

  35. Helen says:

    I’m disapointed that Sam is not staying with GMA. I’ve missed him since he left. Enjoy your short stay. I’ll be watching.

  36. Welcome Back Sam
    to GMA. Did not believe he would leave in the first place

  37. Pat Goos says:

    Bring Sam back….
    Ginger is not Sam!!!