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Sam Champion Talks About Engagement On ‘GMA’

As we noted on Friday, “Good Morning America” weather anchor Sam Champion is engaged to long-term boyfriend Rubem Robierb.

On “GMA” this morning, Champion talked about his engagement with his co-hosts as Robierb waited in the wings.

HuffPost media editor Jack Mirkinson says Champion’s news “is yet another sign that gay marriage and gay rights are increasingly becoming a settled issue in many corners of the media.”

Champion’s cheerful, matter-of-fact aside — “We’re getting married New Year’s Eve in Miami” — was also the first time that he publicly acknowledged his sexuality. It meant that, for the first time, one of the network morning shows has an openly gay member of its on-air team. For shows that often present themselves as mirror images of the American family, this is no small thing.

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