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Mark Steines stays put at ‘ET’

Co-anchor inks new multiyear deal with CBS

Mark Steines is staying put at “Entertainment Tonight,” inking a new multiyear deal with CBS Television Distribution to remain as co-anchor of the long-running syndie showbiz magazine.

Steines has appeared opposite “ET” anchor Mary Hart since 2004, having previously served as a weekend and substitute anchor on the show. He’s been with the show since 1995.

“ET” exec producer Linda Bell Blue said, “Mark’s engaging disposition on and off camera strikes a real chord with our viewers.” Steines was front and center during “ET’s” blanket coverage of Anna Nicole Smith’s death, as well as the passing of her son a few months earlier. He was also the last person to interview Smith before her death.

Before “ET,” Steines worked for a number of local TV stations as a sports reporter and anchor, including CBS-owned KCAL Los Angeles. He’s narrated a number of VH1 specials and appeared as himself in several TV shows.