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Bianna Golodryga Leaving ‘GMA’ for Yahoo!; Paula Faris Promoted to Co-Anchor

GolodrygaFarris“Good Morning America” weekend co-anchor Bianna Golodryga (far left) is leaving ABC News and joining Yahoo! News where she will be news and finance anchor.

Paula Faris, who joined ABC News in 2011 as anchor of “World News Now” and has most recently been a correspondent for all shows, has been has been promoted to co-anchor of “GMA” weekend.

The New York Times reports Golodryga made the move for “the opportunity to delve into more detail on topics ranging from Russia to Wall Street and everything in between.” Golodryga joined “GMA’s” weekend show in 2010. We hear she might still pop up from time to time on “GMA” since Yahoo! and ABC News are partners. Golodryga joins other recent high-profile Yahoo! hires including Katie Couric and David Pogue.

Faris joins Dan Harris as anchor of “GMA’s” weekend edition which will also see a new meteorologist when Rob Marciano joins the network in September.

>>Update: Katie Couric is happy about Golodryga’s arrival. Read more

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Rob Marciano’s ‘Passion for Weather’ Leads to ABC News

MarcianoAs we reported yesterday, and ABC is making official this morning, Rob Marciano is leaving “Entertainment Tonight” to join ABC News as senior meteorologist. ABC News president James Goldston emailed his staff this morning with the news.

“Rob is a superb reporter with wide-ranging experience and true passion for weather and I look forward to watching him work alongside Ginger and the GMA team,” Goldston writes. His full note after the jump…

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Rob Marciano Leaving ‘Entertainment Tonight’ for ABC News

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Rob Marciano is exiting “Entertainment Tonight” and returning to the weather beat for ABC News, a network spokesperson confirms to TVNewser. Marciano will join ABC as senior meteorologist in early September.

Marciano spent 10 years at CNN as a meteorologist and weather reporter. He left the network in late 2012 and in January, 2013 began co-hosting “Entertainment Tonight” alongside former local news anchor Nancy O’Dell.

The weekend editions of “Good Morning America” have been using meteorologists from ABC affiliates for the last 6 months, since Ginger Zee took on weekday duties. Zee replaced Sam Champion last December when Champion left ABC for the Weather Channel.

“The Wrap” was first to report Marciano was departing “ET.”

Indra Petersons Named CNN Weather Anchor

CNN has named Indra Petersons as its new weather anchor and correspondent. Petersons will primarily contribute to “New Day” with Chris Cuomo, Kate Bolduan and Michaela Pereira which begins June 17, but will also appear across all CNN shows and platforms. With the devastating tornado in Oklahoma, Petersons is starting her field work early for CNN, and will be reporting from Moore this week.

Petersons joins CNN from KABC Los Angeles, where she was a meteorologist and general assignment reporter. Before KABC she worked at KEYT Santa Barbara and KVIA El Paso, also as a meteorologist.

She is effectively replacing Rob Marciano, who left as CNN’s weather anchor in November of 2012 to become the co-anchor of “Entertainment Tonight.”

Rob Marciano Leaves CNN To Become ‘Entertainment Tonight’ Co-Host

CNN news and weather anchor Rob Marciano is leaving the cable channel to become the co-host of the long-running entertainment news program “Entertainment Tonight.”

Marciano will join Nancy O’Dell in Los Angeles starting in January. “ET” had been seeking a new co-host since Mark Steines left the program over the Summer. A source close to Marciano tells TVNewser that while he was happy at CNN, he had been looking to move beyond weather reporting, and into more general news. “ET,” which launched in 1981, is the gold standard for entertainment news shows, and routinely draws between four and five million viewers every day, far more than any program on cable news, except perhaps for “The O’Reilly Factor.”

“This is a terrific opportunity for Rob,” a CNN spokesperson says. “We thank him for all his years of reporting for CNN and we wish him the best of luck.”

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One Way To Attract New Viewers: Charge Their Cell Phones

Lower Manhattan is currently something out of an apocalypse movie. With no power or cell service, I saw people bartering on the streets for food and supplies, and wandering northbound to try and find a plug to charge their phone into. I was one of those people marching uptown, past downed trees and pitch black shops, restaurants and offices.

One of the few things with plenty of power in southern Manhattan? TV satellite trucks, as CNN’s Rob Marciano saw firsthand:

Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett To Report Live In Primetime For CNN

CNN will be keeping its usual primetime lineup on tonight to cover Sandy, and will be live until the worst of the storm passes, whenever that may be. Anchors Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett will be reporting in the field tonight across primetime. CNN International will be simulcasting CNN/U.S. from 11AM-2PM and again starting at 4 PM.

The list of correspondents in the field for CNN is after the jump.

Update: HLN is blowing up its primetime lineup to provide hurricane coverage. Those details are also after the jump.
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Hurricane Sandy Coverage Plans

TV news organizations are gearing up for covering Sandy. There is still lots of uncertainty  but here is what we know so far. We will update this story as we get more information.

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The Weather Channel not surprisingly, has a slew of coverage planned. “Wake Up With Al” will air this weekend starting at 5:30 AM, and 5 AM starting next week.

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Isaac And Speeches Dominate The Morning

Two stories dominated TV news coverage this morning: the landfall of Hurricane Isaac in New Orleans, and the speeches from Ann Romney and Chris Christie at the RNC.

On Weather Channel (which it should be noted was the first outlet to report Isaac’s landfall), Al Roker and Jim Cantore reported from inside the heart of the storm this morning. The duo also appeared on “Today”:

For CNN, Anderson Cooper and Rob Marciano reported as Isaac made landfall:

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CNN Cuts Meteorologists Reynolds Wolf and Jacqui Jeras

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CNN has parted ways with meteorologists Reynolds Wolf and Jacqui Jeras, TVNewser has learned.

Wolf has been with CNN since 2006. and has specialized in reportage from dramatic weather events such as hurricanes, tornadoes and floods. He was one of CNN’s most prominent correspondents during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in 2010.

Jeras has been with CNN since 1999, and also dedicated a significant amount of her time covering natural disasters. During Hurricane Katrina Jeras spent 84 hours on the air covering the hurricane and its aftermath.

CNN still has Chad Myers and Rob Marciano in its weather unit, as well as meteorologists at CNN International and CNN en Espanol.

It appears as though Wolf and Jeras are the only cuts in CNN’s weather unit, but we will update if we hear more.

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