The Weather Channel has wooed Sam Champion away from "Good Morning America" for an on-air and executive role for the cable network.
Champion, who has been the weatherman for ABC's top-rated morning show since 2006, will anchor a new morning show for the Weather Channel that is scheduled to debut in early 2014.
The Weather Channel also named Champion managing editor of the network, which will give him a significant role in the channel's news operations and strategy.
Mornings are usually when the Weather Channel has its largest audience. While no time has been announced for Champion's show, it is expected to run from 7 to 10 a.m.