Giuliana Rancic is returning as a co-host at “E! News” following a bit of churn at the nightly news program, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.
“While technically a replacement for Maria Menounos, news of Rancic’s return comes six months after the complicated Catt Sadler departure,” THR notes.
“The 43-year-old media personality has been part of E! special coverage, including awards shows and the recent Royal Wedding, with a focus on the red carpet,” THR reports. “She officially resumes a daily gig at the network on Sept. 4, co-hosting the hour-long ‘E! News’ with Jason Kennedy.”
The report adds: “Rancic fills the void left by Maria Menounos during the summer of 2017, though Menounos’ exit did not garner nearly as much attention as the one that followed. Catt Sadler, the most prominent ‘E! News’ heir and one of a number of rotating co-hosts for Kennedy, abruptly quit her job at the end of 2017 when she learned of a dramatic pay disparity between herself and Kennedy. Both sides have since exchanged many words, with E! noting that Sadler and Kennedy had different roles, and Sadler maintaining it was an example of the lack of industry parity for women.”