E! has found a permanent replacement for Ryan Seacrest on E! News. Terrence Jenkins, until recently the co-host of BET’s 106 & Parkvideo countdown show, will join Giuliana Rancic as co-anchor of E! News starting Nov. 12. Jenkins, who had previously used the name Terrance J, will also work on personality profiles and will report for the news program. Jenkins’ hire comes on the heels of the appointment of Jason Kennedy and Catt Sadler as co-anchors of E! News Weekend.
Seacrest has served as co-anchor of E! News since 2006 but he only occasionally hosted the telecast lately as his career as a TV personality and producer took off. Seacrest’s wide-reaching April deal with NBCUniversal gave him new roles at the broadcast network while scaling back on his hosting of E! News. “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,” said E! President of Network Strategy and E! News Cyndi McClellan.
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