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Rob Marciano to Co-Anchor 'Entertainment Tonight'



The CNN veteran will join Nancy O'Dell on the syndicated newsmagazine this January.



Rob Marciano
Rob MarcianoNovember 12, 2012

Rob Marciano
Rob Marciano
LOS ANGELES, CA — Rob Marciano has been named co-anchor of CBS Television Distribution's "Entertainment Tonight," the #1 syndicated newsmagazine, it was announced today by Linda Bell Blue, Executive Producer of ET. Marciano will co-anchor with Nancy O'Dell beginning January 2013.

Marciano comes to ET from CNN News Group where he has been a news and weather anchor since 2003. Marciano also worked across the CNN Network as a field correspondent and fill-in anchor.

"I am honored to be joining the distinguished and talented team at "Entertainment Tonight," all of whom are the gold standard in entertainment journalism," said Marciano. "For over 30 years, ET has been a powerhouse in the entertainment industry and to be part of that blue chip franchise is a dream come true."

"We are so pleased to welcome Rob to the ET family," said Blue. "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. We know he will be an outstanding fit for our show, our audience and the immensely talented Nancy O'Dell."

Marciano's reports for CNN from the field during Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico earned a Peabody Award. He hosted primetime specials including "Rescue: Saving The Gulf" where he worked side-by-side with the heroes who saved wildlife, skimmed oil, and cleaned up the beach during the worst oil disaster in U.S. history.

Prior to his work at CNN, Marciano served as chief meteorologist for KATU-TV and 750 KXL News Radio in Portland, Oregon. From 1994-1997, he worked as morning and then chief meteorologist for KPLC-TV in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Marciano began his career as a weather anchor for WVIT Connecticut News 30. Before embarking on a career in television he spent three years living and working in New York City as an Equity Sales Trader. Marciano grew up in the Northeast and went to college in upstate New York. He holds a bachelor's degree in meteorology from Cornell University and has the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval.

"Entertainment Tonight" is produced and distributed by CBS Television Distribution and is taped in Studio City, Calif. Linda Bell Blue and DJ Petroro are executive producers. Nancy O'Dell is the co-anchor. Chris Jacobs and Christina McLarty are correspondents.

CBS Television Distribution is a unit of CBS Corp.
 
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