‘Entertainment Tonight’ Names Rob Marciano as Co-Host: A Look Back at ‘ET’s’ 4 Previous Leading Men (GALLERY)

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CNN’s Rob Marciano has been tapped to co-anchor weekly entertainment news program Entertainment Tonight.

The announcement, which came Monday from executive producer Linda Bell Blue, indicated that Marciano would begin his new role opposite Nancy O’Dell in January of 2013.

“I am honored to be joining the distinguished and talented team at Entertainment Tonight, all of whom are the gold standard in etnterainment journalism,” said Marciano in a statement. “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.”

Blue also issued a statement: “We are so pleased to welcome Rob to the ET family. 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 has worked as a news and weather anchor for CNN since 2003 in addition to field correspondent and fill-in anchor. He earned a Peabody Award for his field work during Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill in which he hosted primetime specials including “Rescue: Saving The Gulf.”

While Mary Hart hosted from 1982 to 2011, she was joined by four different male co-hosts, which included Robb Weller, John Tesh, Bob Goen, and Mark Steines. Steines then stayed on after Hart left and co-hosted with her replacement and current host, O’Dell. This past summer, Steines left the show for a new gig on the Hallmark Channel.

Take a look at the men who filled the co-hosting spot in our gallery above.

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