Weatherman Sam Champion Engaged

ABC’s Good Morning America Weather Anchor and Editor, Sam Champion, is officially engaged to his longtime boyfriend.

Sam Champion and Rubem Robierb

Sam Champion is the latest of big names to publicly announce that he’s officially gay and getting married.  This weekend, MSNBC’s news anchor Thomas Roberts married his partner Saturday in NYC.  CNN’s Anderson Cooper officially came out as gay during the summer.  There’s a trend for well known television personalities to come out and/or announce their engagements.

Champion is engaged to his longtime boyfriend, Brazilian-born photographer Rubem Robierb.

“We’re getting married New Year’s Eve in Miami,” the 51-year-old weather guru told The Times of his engagement to Rubem.

“We’ll do it [in New York] officially, and then have a party in Miami,” boyfriend Robierb added.

The couple told ABC News “We are thrilled and so excited and thank everyone for their good wishes.”.

We thank these television personalities for coming out publicly and talking about gay issues.  It’s not easy being in the spotlight and holding it in at your job for awhile.  We wish Sam Champion and his boyfriend all the best!