Lt. Col James H. Campion, the father of GMA’s weather anchor, Sam Champion passed away recently
Sam Champion is a popular weather anchor on Good Morning America, but he has taken a leave of absence for a week due the death of his father. Sam Champion’s father’s name was Lt. Col. James H. Champion and he died on Monday night.
Sam Champion has a very regimental family due to his father being in the army and on the occasion of his father’s death, the GMA senior executive producer Jim Murphy wrote in an e-mail to the show’s staff on Tuesday saying; "Sam tells me his tight knit military family is strong and hanging together to face their time of grief. Please give your thoughts and prayers to Sam and his family."Sam Champion’s father James H. Champion was born on December 26th 1934 and joined the military later in life. Lt. Col. James H. Champion died on Monday at the age of 74 and has left his behind his wife, a daughter, a son and two grand-children.