Maane Khatchatourian
October 05, 2012 AT 09:53 PM EDT

Good Morning America‘s weather anchor Sam Champion is engaged to photographer Rubem Robierb, People reports.

“We are thrilled and so excited, and thank everyone for their good wishes,” Champion, 51, said in a statement on “I’ve never been happier to share a bit of personal news!!” he also tweeted.

The couple are set to wed later this year.

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