Friday, September 11, 2015

Report: Sam Champion Wanted Return To ABC

Sam Champion
Sam Champion tried to return to ABC News when it became clear that his Weather Channel morning show was a failure, but his former “Good Morning America” bosses told him there was no room for him at the network anymore, sources tell Confidenti@l at the NY Daily News.

“He thought he’d be showered with money, power and prestige” when he ditched “GMA” at the height of its popularity for the Weather Channel in 2013, a TV industry insider told us. “Instead, he’s been left high and dry.”

“We love Sam and he’ll always be part of the ABC family, but we’ve got the best weather team in the business already in place,” said an ABC rep.

The Weather Channel, which is part-owned by NBC and two large equity funds — Blackstone Group and Bain Capital — has been making major changes as it seeks to cut costs in the wake of reports that the funds are trying to sell their stakes.

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