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Weekend Anchor Anderson Stepping Down from 'ET' Post

Brooke Anderson, weekend anchor and correspondent for CBS Television Distribution’s leading entertainment magazine Entertainment Tonight is departing the show to move to the East Coast with her husband and two small children, a spokesman for the show confirmed on Tuesday night. Staffers learned the news via an internal memo on Tuesday afternoon.

"Brooke is a brilliant talent in addition to being a committed wife and loving mother. And, while we will miss her tremendously as a permanent member of our team, we respect her for her priorities — family first,” said ET Executive Producer Brad Bessey in a statement.

She’ll continue to work and report for ET in a freelance capacity this summer.

Anderson first came to CTD four years ago as a host on The Insider. Prior to that, she was an entertainment anchor and producer for CNN and co-host for HLN’s Showbiz Tonight.

Earlier this month, ET named soap-opera star Cameron Mathison weekend co-anchor and correspondent.

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.