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CNN’s Rob Marciano gets ‘Entertainment Tonight’ hosting gig

Rob Marciano is moving to "ET" from CNN. CREDIT: CNN

Rob Marciano is moving to "ET" from CNN. CREDIT: CNN

CNN’s Rob Marciano will become the new “Entertainment Tonight” co-host with Nancy O’Dell starting January.

Marciano has been with CNN since May, 2003 and works out of Atlanta.  He has covered the weather during mornings and has worked as a field correspondent and fill-in anchor.

I tried to get an interview with Marciano but the public relations folks felt like it would be more useful for him to do interviews closer to his start date, which hasn’t been finalized. So the best I could get from him was a statement:

“CNN management has been very supportive and I’m so grateful for the countless opportunities and experiences CNN has afforded me over my 9+ years. I’ll always have a passion for weather, but it was time to branch out and ET is THE entertainment news authority. This is an amazing opportunity and I can’t wait to get started.”

He replaces Mark Steines, who left the show in July after nearly two decades. O’Dell has been hosting solo ever since.

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8 comments Add your comment

Kaley Fornia

November 15th, 2012
5:18 pm

ET is just plain bad!!! Nothing but product placements and the new WILL I AM song and dance at the end of every show is bad! My family just likes to watch it to get a good laugh. Access Hollywood is the best in my opinion.

Peter Rithgen

November 16th, 2012
1:21 am

Nancy O’Dell is so hot. She has the hottest legs on television. I’d love to tap her.


November 16th, 2012
9:46 am

ET is so sickening sweet… I need a shot of insulin… should I watch an episode. And prior hosts usually go on to something even more sickening sweet. Example is that John Tesh radio show. It is so freakin’ horrible. Lots of hum drum tips that make me wanna hurl.

Taylor Jacobs

November 16th, 2012
10:46 am

Yay!!! He is so hot. I would watch it just for him.

But what a down-grade. He is intelligent, and I can see him getting bored with the inanity.


November 16th, 2012
11:17 am

ET is a terrible show. But Rob is a hottie so hopefully he’ll raise the bar over there.


November 16th, 2012
1:41 pm

I’d love to have Nancy’s legs wrapped around me. She’s gorgeous!


November 16th, 2012
8:12 pm

It would remain to be seen if Rob Marciano co-hosting ET will have any sort of impact. I could see Kevin Frazier as a possible back-up plan, in the event that it doesn’t work out for Marciano. CTD is set to rename The Insider as omg! NOW in January… and I’m also assuming that both Insider and omg! could find themselves going in the direction of other canceled news-magazine shows, like Hard Copy, A Current Affair, and American Journal.

Other than Marciano leaving CNN… we’ve seen several other on-air talents being let go from the Atlanta-based cable network, including weather forecaster Reynolds Wolf.

Not too crazy about that new ET theme music with Will-I-Am… liked the previous ET theme music better. ET was viewed by many as the house that Mary Hart built.

And another thing.....

November 17th, 2012
8:28 pm

Best of luck Rob, we have loved you on CNN and sorry you are leaving!