New York City, New York – ABC has announced they have snatched away Rob Marciano, Entertainment Tonight’s co-anchor, in the role of senior meteorologist for the weekend edition of their Good Morning America (GMA) program. Quite likely, Marciano was eager to get back to his academic roots. He was CNN’s weather and news anchor for roughly ten years before accepting the job at Entertainment Tonight. He had been with his new employer for only 18 months when he decided to dog ET for the weatherman gig. When he joined ET, he was taking the vacancy left by Mark Steines when he left to start his own show on “The Hallmark Channel”. Marciano graduated from Ivy League school Cornell with a bachelor of science in meteorology.
Part of the lure for him (besides the money) was the fact that he’s a native of the Northeast and this job would allow him to bring his wife and children closer to home. His duties will include participation on the well-respected Extreme Team which has broken key weather reports over the years including the start of the hurricane season, California wildfires, Colorado flooding, and the devastating Polar Vortex. As part of the Extreme Team, he’ll work under team lead Ginger Zee who herself had recently been given a promotion at GMA after Sam Champion jumped ship for a job at The Weather Channel.
Marciano won’t be starting his new job immediately. He’s expected to being work sometime this fall. Word had it that he really was quite eager to get back to reporting the weather. Apparently, Marciano gave his employers a fairly decent heads up on his intention to leave the network. They’ve been actively looking for his replacement since May. Marciano won the distinguished Peabody Award for his coverage of the Gulf of Mexico BP Oil spill.