CNN's Marciano Named Co-Anchor of 'Entertainment Tonight'
Will Join Nancy O'Dell in January
By Paige Albiniak -- Broadcasting & Cable, 11/12/2012 1:17:15 PM
CNN's Rob Marciano is the new co-anchor of CBS Television Distribution's leading access magazine, Entertainment Tonight, said Linda Bell Blue, ET's executive producer, on Monday. Marciano will join Nancy O'Dell on ET's anchor desk in January.
"Rob brings with him a passion for news, a wealth of knowledge about the entertainment industry, and an enormous amount of charisma that viewers have been responding to for years," said Bell Blue in a statement.
Marciano has been a news and weather anchor at CNN since 2003. While there, he earned Peabody Awards for his reports on Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Prior to joining CNN, Marciano served as chief meteorologist for Fisher's ABC affiliate KATU Portland, Ore., as well as for 750 KXL News Radio. From 1994-97, he worked as morning and then-chief meteorologist for Raycom's NBC affiliate KPLC Lake Charles, La. Marciano began his career as a weather anchor for NBC-owned WVIT Hartford, Conn.
Before beginning his career in television, Marciano was an equity sales trader in New York City.
Marciano holds a bachelor's degree in meteorology from Cornell University.
I'm aware of Mark Steines leaving ET recently... and wasn't really aware of him departing from the top-rated news-magazine show until just recently. Many would view ET as the house that Mary Hart built. I've noticed several high-profile CNN on-air personalities that have departed recently.
It would remain to be seen as to how well Rob Marciano does as ET co-host. Another idea would probably be Kevin Frazier, in the event that it doesn't work out for Marciano.
Eric - 11/16/2012 3:26:20 AM EST
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