The E! Entertainment Network announced that it has appointed a new president, promoting an exec who has played a key role in driving the growth of E! and The Style Network in recent years.
The job will go to Suzanne Kolb, who will report to Bonnie Hammer, chairman, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and Cable Studios. Kolb previously was president of Marketing, News and Online for E! and The Style Network.
"As a member of E!’s leadership team, Suzanne has played a pivotal role in getting the network to the great place it is today," said Hammer. "Her strong oversight of three areas key to E!’s success — news, online and marketing — makes her the perfect person to lead the brand through the important next phase of its evolution."
Kolb’s senior management team will include veteran E! executives Steve Dolcemaschio, Chief Operating Officer; Lisa Berger, President, Entertainment Programming; and Cyndi McClellan, Executive Vice President, Research & Program Strategy.
Said Kolb: "I am incredibly grateful to Bonnie for the opportunity to lead E! during this wonderfully exciting and unique time in the brand’s history and equally thrilled to do that in partnership with a management team I know and love. E! has enjoyed great success in the past but we’re just getting started."