NEW YORK (AP) -- "Good Morning America" weather anchor Sam Champion is leaving ABC News to join The Weather Channel.
Champion will anchor the network's new flagship morning show, which is set to debut in early 2014, The Weather Channel president David Clark said Monday.
Based at The Weather Channel headquarters in Atlanta, Champion will also assume managing editor responsibilities at the network.
Champion's last day on "GMA" is Wednesday. He had been on that program since 2006.