E! RENEWS CONTRACT WITH GIULIANA RANCIC
E! News Anchor and Managing Editor Re-ups Through April 2015
Los Angeles, May 22, 2012 - E! News Anchor and Managing Editor Giuliana Rancic has extended her overall agreement with the pop culture cable network through April 2015. Under terms of her agreement, Rancic will anchor and serve as managing editor of E! News for the next three years, and will host the network's highly rated Live From the Red Carpet signature events. She will also continue to co-host the popular weekly comedy series Fashion Police, and will host other specials for the network. In addition, E! will have "first look" rights to Rancic's ideas for series, specials and other broadcast projects, both scripted and non-scripted.
"Our viewers feel a special connection to Giuliana since in many ways she's grown up on our air over the past decade," said Suzanne Kolb, President, E! "Giuliana's on-air charm, charismatic personality and outstanding professionalism have made her one of TV's most recognized hosts, and her work has helped propel E! News to new heights. She possesses a deep passion about pop culture that keeps her constantly in the know and up to date on the same topics that fascinate our viewers."
"It's been an amazing ride, and I'm excited for my journey at E! to continue. I'm extremely proud of the tremendous opportunities E! has given me over the past ten years and I'm excited to be part of the network's exciting future. The best is yet to come," said Giuliana Rancic.
Giuliana joined E! in 2002 as a correspondent for E! News, and she has been Anchor and Managing Editor for the program since January 2005. E! News continues to be the top television destination for entertainment news for young adults, reaching more Adult 18-34 viewers than any other entertainment news program. Fashion Police also continues to show significant growth as one of E!'s core franchises, and, in March 2012, the weekly series expanded to full one-hour episodes. Additionally, E!'s Live from the Red Carpet delivered its most-watched awards season in the network's history in first quarter 2012.
About E! Entertainment
E! is television's top global destination for all things pop culture. The network is currently available to 98 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S. and E! content is available on all platforms any time and anywhere from E! Online to social media to mobile to VOD to the latest emerging platforms. Popular programming includes E! core franchises, "E! News," "The Soup," "Chelsea Lately," "Fashion Police" and "True Hollywood Story," as well as the network's hit series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Khloé & Lamar," "Kourtney and Kim Take New York," "Ice Loves Coco" and "After Lately." Additionally, E!'s "Live from the Red Carpet" signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on pop culture's biggest nights. E! is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.