“Good Morning America” weatherman Sam Champion is planning to tie the knot with his partner Rubem Robierb later this year. The pending nuptials will be reported in a Sunday New York Times column (online now) about last weekend’s wedding of MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts and Patrick Abner.
Among the 170 or so guests at the reception was Sam Champion, the weather anchor at ABC’s “Good Morning America.” He took a turn on the dance floor with his partner, the photographer Rubem Robierb. “We’re getting married New Year’s Eve in Miami,” Mr. Champion said in the spirit of the moment. Mr. Robierb corrected him: “We’ll do it here officially, and then have a party in Miami.”
On Twitter this afternoon Champion wrote, “I’ve never been happier to share a bit of personal news!!” Champion and Brazilian-born Robierb split time between New York and Miami. New York is one of six states and the District of Columbia to have legalized same-sex marriage.
> More: The well-wishes are coming in on Twitter:
Diane Sawyer: and everybody here celebrating Sam’s happiness RT:@SamChampion never been happier to share a bit of personal news!
Ben Sherwood: Congratulations @SamChampion & Rubem Robeirb — thrilled for both of you — wishing the very best.
Bianna Golodryga: Congratulations Sam!!
Josh Elliott: Congrats, to the best friend and colleague imaginable…
George Stephanopoulos: So happy for you @SamChampion – A big family hug from me, @AliEWentworth and the girls!