As reported by BroadwayWorld.com's friend, Steve Rothaus of the Miami Herald, Good Morning America weather anchor Sam Champion and Miami artist Rubem Robierb on Monday celebrated their New York marriage on Dec. 31 with a New Year's Eve reception Monday night in Miami Beach.
MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts, himself newly married to Patrick Abner, performed a brief wedding ceremony at the Beach reception, which was attended by the grooms' mothers and about 100 friends and other family members. Broadway Producer-director Richard Jay-Alexander and longtime friend to the couple sang Frank Loesser's 'What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?' at the ceremony along with custom lyrics and we've got the footage (thanks to Rothaus)!
[BWW Editor's Note - that was BroadwayWorld.com's Editor-in-Chief Rob Diamond's basement noted in the speech]
Sam Champion is the weather anchor of ABC's "Good Morning America," reporting on the nation's weather throughout the morning broadcast. In addition to covering the national forecast, Champion frequently travels to weather-related stories around the country and the globe. Since joining "GMA," he has reported from the frontlines of wildfires in California; from the scene of hurricanes in Florida, Texas, and Louisiana; and from winter storm systems in Denver, Chicago, and Boston. As part of the morning broadcast's "The New 7 Wonders of the World" series, Champion broadcast live afloat a raft in the middle of the Polar Ice Caps.
In addition to the weather and the environment, Champion regularly interviews authors, newsmakers, and celebrities during the morning program and hosts the "Good Morning America" summer concert series from Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.