'E! News' Replaces Ryan Seacrest Deadline
"E! News" has found a permanent replacement for Ryan Seacrest, after a period in which Seacrest’s increasing media profile and wide-ranging entertainment activities saw his role on the show diminish, Deadline.com reports.
The new “E! News” co-anchor is "106 & Park" co-host Terrence Jenkins, the story reports.
Jenkins will join Giuliana Rancic starting Nov. 12 as co-anchor of the show. Jenkins, who previously went by the name Terrence J, will also handle reporting duties and personality profiles, the story notes.
Seacrest has been a co-host on the show since 2006, but in recent times he has appeared only occasionally as one of the show’s hosts. His time on “E! News” has been particularly limited since April, when he inked a deal that expanded his presence on NBCUniversal platforms.
Seacrest -- who is part of NBC’s “Today” show, the network's Olympics coverage and its election coverage, among other roles -- has been described as television’s “new Dick Clark” because of his growing media empire, as previously reported.
Jason Kennedy and Catt Sadler were recently named co-anchors of “E! News Weekend.”
Said Cyndi McClellan, president of Network Strategy and “E! News” for E!: “Having Giuliana and Terrence for the weeknight program, and Jason and Catt for weekends, gives us a quartet of skilled, popular broadcast journalists and will give viewers a fun, fresh look at pop culture news.”