Rob Marciano

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Robert Mark "Rob" Marciano (born June 25, 1968)[1] is an American journalist and meteorologist who is currently employed by ABC News. Marciano is ABC's senior meteorologist, a position last held by Sam Champion, and currently provides forecasts for the weekend editions of Good Morning America, a position Ginger Zee vacated when she was chosen to succeed Champion on the daily editions of GMA.

Marciano first gained prominence as a meteorologist and occasional reporter and substitute anchor for CNN Worldwide in their Atlanta headquarters.[2] He was most recently employed by Entertainment Tonight, where he co-anchored the nightly thirty-minute edition of the program as well as the sixty-minute weekend edition. Marciano left ET in late August 2014 after twenty months to take his current position with ABC.

Background[edit]

Marciano was born in Glenville, Connecticut,[1] and received a bachelor's degree in meteorology from Cornell University.[2] He is of Italian and German ancestry.[3]

Before joining CNN in May 2003, he served as chief meteorologist for KATU-TV and 750 KXL News Radio in Portland, Oregon. From 1994 to 1997, he worked as morning and then chief meteorologist for KPLC-TV in Lake Charles, Louisiana and later served as a weather anchor for WVIT Connecticut News 30 in West Hartford, Connecticut.[2]

Entertainment Tonight[edit]

On November 12, 2012, Marciano was announced as a new co-anchor for Entertainment Tonight, which he would begin doing in January 2013. The choice followed a long search period for a new co-anchor to host the program with Nancy O'Dell, a search that began when Mark Steines left the series after eight years as the primary co-anchor.[4] Marciano bid farewell to CNN viewers on Early Start and Starting Point on December 21, 2012.

Return to news[edit]

On July 19th, 2014, ABC News announced that Marciano will become their senior meteorologist. Marciano will join Good Morning America Weekend and report on the latest weather headlines throughout the week as well as partner with Ginger Zee and the Extreme Weather Team for weather coverage across all ABC News broadcasts and platforms. [5] His final co-hosting of Entertainment Tonight came on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. He debuted on GMA on Saturday, September 6, 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b cynthia (September 7, 2004). "Rob Marciano General Info". Rob Marciano / Yahoo Fan Club Weathering Heights. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "CNN Programs - Anchors/Reporters - Rob Marciano". CNN.com. Archived from the original on February 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ 3/4 italian 1/4 german Rob Marciano on Twitter. July 25, 2012. Retrieved May 16, 2013.
  4. ^ Rose, Lacey (November 12, 2012). "'Entertainment Tonight' Names CNN Vet Rob Marciano as New Co-Anchor (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
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