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E! Entertainment president Adam Stotsky exits post

Adam Stotsky, president at NBCU cable network E! Entertainment, is departing from the post after three years, Realscreen has confirmed. Stotsky, an 18-year veteran at NBCUniversal, informed colleagues of his departure ...
September 9, 2019

Adam Stotsky, president at NBCU cable network E! Entertainment, is departing from the post after three years, Realscreen has confirmed.

Stotsky, an 18-year veteran at NBCUniversal, informed colleagues of his departure via an internal memo. He will work with NBCU Cable Entertainment’s lifestyle networks head, Frances Berwick, on the transition, with Berwick assuming his responsibilities until a replacement is chosen.

Stotsky was elevated to president at the U.S. lifestyle net in 2016, previously serving as general manager while also overseeing the short-lived NBCU sister net, Esquire Network, as president.

Prior to his appointments at E! and Esquire Network, Stotsky served as general manager for the G4 brand, and also had stints as president of marketing for NBC Entertainment, senior marketing posts for Syfy, and VP of marketing for Discovery Communications.

Below, the internal memo from Stotsky regarding his departure:

Team E! (and colleagues across NBCU),
I wanted to share with you that after 18 years I will be leaving NBCUniversal, a company I respect and people I have loved working with. It’s been a journey of great pride and accomplishment.
I feel blessed to have had four distinct lives inside NBCU — SYFY, NBC, Esquire Network, E! Entertainment. Each offered a different challenge, yet there was always a passionate and dedicated team ready to rise to the occasion and push the brand and business forward.
The past 5 years with E! have been incredible. Together we transformed a singular hour of TV news and a popular website into the market-leading multiplatform publisher of pop culture/entertainment news, now delivering over a billion engagements a month. We launched our first scripted efforts, expanded E!’s signature live coverage beyond red carpets to our own award show with “People’s Choice Awards” and earned our status in fashion via partnerships with The Met Gala and New York Fashion Week. And most importantly, we cemented E!’s position as a global pop culture powerhouse.
Thanks to our extremely talented team, we have accomplished what we set out to do and E!’s future is bright. I will be working closely with Frances over the next few weeks to ensure a smooth transition. It has been an honor and privilege to work by your sides.
With respect and gratitude,
Adam

About The Author
Jillian Morgan is a staff writer at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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