One of the co-hosts of the long-running syndicated celebrity newsmag “Entertainment Tonight” is headed out. TheWrap.com reports that Rob Marciano is leaving the show after an 18-month stint on the program.
Marciano reportedly told the program he wanted to return to hard news, the piece reports, citing insiders at "ET."
One source told the website that Marciano has already found a position with a "major news organization," according to the report, which adds that an announcement is expected within days.
"ET" reportedly declined a request from TheWrap for a comment. The story notes that the show has reportedly been searching for a replacement for Marciano for about two months.
"Marciano, 46, currently co-hosts the entertainment news program with Nancy O'Dell. He was hired at 'ET' in January 2013, to replace Mark Steines," TheWrap reports. "Before joining 'ET,' Marciano worked as a meteorologist and weather reporter at CNN for 10 years. His reports on the cable network about Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico earned him a Peabody Award."