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'GMA' weathercaster Sam Champion engaged

'Good Morning America' weather anchor Sam Champion and boyfriend Rubem Robierb appear in this undated photo.

October 5, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
"Good Morning America" weather anchor Sam Champion is engaged to be married to his boyfriend Rubem Robierb.

Champion tweeted on Friday that he has "never been happier" to share a bit of personal news.

"We are thrilled and so excited and thank everyone for their good wishes," he said.

According to ABC, Champion and Robierb met through mutual friends in Miami. Robierb is a photographer who shows his work in Miami, Santa Monica, New York and Atlanta.

The two plan to wed later this year.

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

The Associated Press contributed to this report.