Sam Champion out as host of Weather Channel's `AMHQ'

Weatherman Sam Champion gets to sleep late now that he's been axed from The Weather Channel's morning show, "AMHQ"Akili-Casundria Ramsess/Akili-Casundria Ramsess/Eye of R

Weatherman Sam Champion gets to sleep late now that he’s been axed from The Weather Channel’s morning show, “AMHQ”

It’s all come raining down for weatherman Sam Champion.

The Weather Channel has axed the famed cloudcaster from “AMHQ,” its morning show, ending an 18-month, low-rated run.

Champion had left his plumb post at “Good Morning America” and moved to Atlanta for the job.

His final telecast “AMHQ” will air on Oct. 30.

In a staff memo, Weather Channel president Dave Shull said Champion will now focus on primetime weather reporting and digital projects.

Champion “will work to create regular primetime shows that highlight the intersection of new technologies and weather,” wrote Shull.

The demotion comes a week after TWC canceled Al Roker’s early morning show “Wake Up with Al” and is closing its New York studios — shifting all production to its Atlanta headquarters.

At least 50 staffers will lose their jobs as a result of the programming shift.

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