Sam Champion Marries Rubem Robierb, Robin Roberts Attends Wedding

By: Dylan Howard / December 22, 2012

Good Morning America weather anchor Sam Champion married husband Rubem Robierb on Friday afternoon in an intimate ceremony at the couple’s Manhattan apartment.

Champion’s ABC News colleague, Robin Roberts, also attended the wedding, despite being on medical leave since early September after she underwent treatment for a rare blood and bone marrow disorder, called myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS.

MDS is a disorder in which the bone marrow fails to produce enough healthy blood cells.

Others to attend the ceremony — N.Y. State Supreme Court Justice George J. Silver conducted the 10-minute long nuptials — included GMA costars Lara Spencer and Josh Elliott.

A larger wedding party will take place in Miami on New Year’s Eve.

“We met on New Year’s and he proposed on New Year’s Eve, so we thought let’s get married on New Year’s Eve,” Champion, 51, told PEOPLE.

“That’s going to be the big party,” he said. “This is the legal moment that we wanted to celebrate with friends and family and loved ones.”

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