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E! extends deal with Giuliana Rancic

E! has extended its overall agreement with news anchor and managing editor Giuliana Rancic (pictured) until April 2014, in a deal that will see the U.S. cable network have first-look rights to her ideas for unscripted projects.
May 23, 2012

E! has extended its overall agreement with news anchor and managing editor Giuliana Rancic (pictured) until April 2014, in a deal that will see the U.S. cable network have first-look rights to her ideas for series, specials and other broadcast projects, both scripted and unscripted.

Under terms of the agreement, Rancic – who joined E! in 2002 – will continue to anchor and serve as managing editor of E! News for the next three years, and will host the network’s Live from the Red Carpet signature events. She will also continue to co-host the weekly comedy series Fashion Police.

“Our viewers feel a special connection to Giuliana since in many ways she’s grown up on our air over the past decade,” said E! president Suzanne Kolb. “Giuliana’s on-air charm, charismatic personality and outstanding professionalism have made her one of TV’s most recognized hosts, and her work has helped propel E! News to new heights.

“She possesses a deep passion about pop culture that keeps her constantly in the know and up to date on the same topics that fascinate our viewers.”

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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