'The Insider's' Brooke Anderson deems Rob Marciano 'perfect' for 'Entertainment Tonight'
Now the co-host of the syndicated magazine show "The Insider," former CNN and HLN showbiz-news host and reporter Anderson followed something of the same trajectory Marciano is about to: The CNN meteorologist is leaving the cable news network to become Nancy O'Dell's new "Entertainment Tonight" co-anchor at the start of the new year.
"I know Rob and I've spoken with him, and I think they've found the perfect person to fill that position," the pleasant Anderson tells Zap2it. "He can do anything. He can report live in the field, he can anchor from a desk, he can do news or weather or entertainment. I don't really think I need to offer him any advice, because he's so good at what he does, he doesn't need any."
Anderson notes, "It is different, going from cable news to syndication, so there is a transition and there is an adjustment period ... but I think Rob will be just fine. And I'm always here if he needs anything."
Marciano's move to "Entertainment Tonight" will come at the same time Anderson and her "Insider" co-host Kevin Frazier -- who also will anchor CBS' Thanksgiving Day Parade coverage together on Thursday, Nov. 22 -- experience a big change themselves. Their show will morph into "omg! Insider," marking a new collaboration between the program and Yahoo!'s entertainment-news area labeled omg!
"It feels gratifying and rewarding," Anderson says as her career nears another iteration, "but it is still a lot of hard work, and I thrive on that. I think my first job was when I was 12 years old, in a grocery store, so I've worked basically my entire life. I wouldn't know what to do not working. And I really enjoy it."