GIULIANA RANCIC RETURNS AS CO-HOST OF "E! NEWS" BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 4TH
Popular Entertainment Host Returns as Co-Host of Long-Running Weeknight Entertainment Series "E! News" Alongside Co-Host Jason Kennedy
Los Angeles, CA, June 15, 2018 - E! Entertainment announced today the return of Giuliana Rancic to "E! News," the leading multi-platform entertainment news brand for millennial women. Rancic will serve as co-host for the "E! News" television series, which airs weeknights at 7pm and 11pm, covering the biggest and most-talked about pop culture stories of the day. Rancic, who has been part of the E! family since 2002 when she first joined as correspondent at "E! News," co-anchored the program from 2005-2015. She will join co-host Jason Kennedy beginning September 4th.
"Giuliana is an incredibly charismatic and well-respected entertainment journalist. As a longtime member of the E! family, it's exciting to welcome her back home to 'E! News,'" said John Najarian, Executive Vice President & General Manager, News & Digital, E!. "While 'E! News' has seen massive growth across digital and social, we have also continued to expand and elevate our television coverage, and Giuliana is an excellent addition to our weeknight series, which remains the most watched entertainment news franchise with young women."
"Returning to host 'E! News' is every bit as thrilling to me today as it was 16 years ago when I joined the show and embarked on this wonderful career," said Rancic. "Co-hosting alongside one of my best friends, Jason Kennedy, with one of the most talented teams in entertainment journalism, makes this move even more special. I can't wait to reconnect with the 'E! News' audience and go on this journey together once again."
Most recently, Giuliana was part of "E! News'" comprehensive multi-platform coverage of the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, which delivered 111 million total engagements across TV, digital and social platforms. The success of "E! News'" royal wedding coverage comes on the heels of a record-breaking, biggest week ever earlier in the month with 68.3 million social engagements, driven largely by Met Gala content across Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
The "E! News'" team of entertainment journalists will continue to include a diverse stable of correspondents across platforms. Airing in more than 160 countries, "E! News" boasts the youngest and most affluent viewership and is the only truly cross-platform pop culture brand with a monthly reach of 77 million people across linear and digital in the U.S. alone. "E! News" is produced by E! Entertainment Television and Jennifer Lavin is the executive producer.
In addition to resuming her co-hosting duties on "E! News," Giuliana will continue as co-host of E!'s signature "Live From the Red Carpet," covering pop culture's biggest nights.
About E! News
"E! News" is a leading multiplatform content brand serving high quality, engaging entertainment and lifestyle content driven through the lens of celebrity and pop culture. The brand's robust programming slate includes E! News hosted by Giuliana Rancic and Jason Kennedy; the daytime series Daily Pop, which provides your daily dose of insider gossip; "The Rundown" and "What The Fashion!" on Snapchat; "Live From E!," airing on YouTube and Facebook Live; and eonline.com the go-to destination for all things pop culture. E! News is also the largest entertainment media brand on social media with over 1 billion engagements per month."
About E! Entertainment
E! is the only global, multi-platform brand for all things pop culture. The network is currently available to 91 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S. "E! News" airs nightly on the network and is the leading multi-platform publisher delivering breaking entertainment news and pop culture coverage 24/7 across all digital and social media. E! programming includes popular series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Total Divas," "Botched," and "Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry" as well as the network's scripted series "The Royals." 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. For more corporate information, visit www.nbcuniversal.com.