Brooke Anderson to Exit ‘Entertainment Tonight’ (Exclusive)

Correspondent informed staffers that she plans to move to the East Coast this summer

Last Updated: April 29, 2015 @ 5:16 PM

Brooke Anderson is leaving “Entertainment Tonight,” multiple insiders told TheWrap.

Anderson, who serves as weekend anchor and correspondent for the syndicated entertainment newsmagazine, informed staffers in a memo Tuesday of her plans to exit the show.

Anderson first joined CBS syndicated sister show, “The Insider,” as co-host four years ago before moving over to “ET” as a correspondent.

She told the staff that she would be relocating to the East Coast after her husband got a new job.

A spokesperson for “ET” confirmed to TheWrap that Anderson “will continue working and reporting for the show in a freelance capacity starting over the summer.”

“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 Brad Bessey,¬†Executive Producer of “ET” and “The Insider,” in a statement to TheWrap.

Los Angeles-based Anderson was previously an entertainment anchor and producer for CNN and served as co-host for “Showbiz Tonight” on HLN.

Her announcement comes on the heels of a Daytime Emmy win for the show in the Entertainment News category, as well as a series of changes and additions at “ET.”

Most recently, soap opera veteran Cameron Mathison joined the program as a full-time correspondent and weekend co-anchor earlier this month.

Last year fellow correspondent Rocsi Diaz and co-host Rob Marciano departed the series. Marciano, who joined ABC News, was replaced by “The Insider” vet Kevin Frazier in August.

Meanwhile, former CNN entertainment reporter Nischelle Turner joined “ET” as a correspondent in September, as TheWrap exclusively reported.