Maira Menounos Steps Down as Co-Anchor of E! NEWS

Maria Menounos and E! announced that she will step down as Co-Anchor of E! NEWS, a position she's held since 2015 after joining the network in 2014. "Our thoughts and support go out to Maria and her family and we wish them all the best knowing that Maria will tackle this with the same fierce dedication she is known for," said Adam Stotsky, President, E! Entertainment. "We are grateful for Maria's many contributions to E! over the past three years."

"I am so grateful for the past three years at E!, I had such an amazing time co-hosting with Jason KENNEDY and working everyday with the wonderful roster of talent on the show including producers, staff and crew," said Maria Menounos. "It was such a special, good-hearted group and one I'll always consider family. A special thank you to Frances Berwick and Adam Stotsky for all the support they have shown me through the years especially during these tough times. I will truly miss everyone and looking forward to this next chapter in my life."

The "E! News'" team will continue to include a diverse stable of hosts, entertainment journalists and correspondents across platforms.

About E! NEWS E! News' is a leading multiplatform content brand serving high quality, engaging entertainment and lifestyle content driven through the lens of celebrity and pop culture. The brand's robust programming slate includes one of the first fully produced weekly shows for Snapchat with "The Rundown," which expanded to twice weekly after early success on the platform, one of the first professional studio-based productions created exclusively for Facebook Live with "Live From E!," as well as popular interactive weekly Facebook Live shows "freeSTYLE" and "So True, So False," in addition to the nightly show on the network and new live daytime series, "Daily Pop."

About E! Entertainment E! is the only global, multi-platform brand for all things pop culture. The network is currently available to 91 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S. "E! News" airs nightly on the network and is the leading multi-platform publisher delivering breaking entertainment news and pop culture coverage 24/7 across all digital and social media. E! programming includes popular series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Total Divas," "Botched," "Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry," "WAGS," and "Fashion Police," as well as the network's scripted series "The Royals" and "The Arrangement." Additionally, E!'s "Live from the Red Carpet" signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on pop culture's biggest nights. E! is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. For more corporate information, visitwww.nbcuniversal.com.

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