'GMA' Weathercaster Sam Champion Planning Marriage

October 5, 2012 - 4:35 PM

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This May 2012 photo released by ABC shows "Good Morning America" weatherman Sam Champion, right, with Rubem Robierb in New York. ABC News says Champion and Robierb are engaged to be married later this year. Champion tweeted Friday, Oct. 5, that he's “never been happier” to share a bit of personal news. Champion and Robierb met through mutual friends in Miami, where Robierb lives, according to ABC. Born in Brazil, Robierb is a fine-arts photographer who shows his work in Miami, Atlanta, Santa Monica and New York. (AP Photo/ABC, Ida Mae Astute)

NEW YORK (AP) — "Good Morning America" weather anchor Sam Champion is tying the knot.

ABC News says Champion and his boyfriend, Rubem Robierb, are engaged to be married later this year. Champion tweeted on Friday he's "never been happier" to share a bit of personal news.

ABC says Champion and Robierb met through mutual friends in Miami, where Robierb lives.

Champion joined ABC News in 2006. Before that, he spent 18 years at New York City television station WABC.

Robierb was born in Brazil. He's a fine-arts photographer who shows his work in Miami, Atlanta, New York and Santa Monica, Calif.