Sam Champion Leaving GMA, Ginger Zee to Takeover

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FTVLive FIRST reported that Sam Champion is leaving Good Morning America and is headed to NBC owned The Weather Channel. 

FTVLive told you back in October that Champion's contract was coming up and it appears that NBC figured they could lure Champion away.

He has been offered a lucrative deal at The Weather Channel that sources say will give him some sort management role at the cable net. 

Word is that Champion was looking for a lifestyle change more than just dollars. Champion recently married his partner, NY artist Rubem Robierb and sources say they are looking at adopting children. 

Word is that Ginger Zee who has been a rising star at ABC will be taking over for Champion. Zee is well liked inside ABC News and by viewers. The network expects it will be an easy transition. 

FTVLive reached out to Zee's agent Rick Ramage at N.S. Bienstock for comment. We are waiting for a call back.