E! continues to lock in key talent. The cable network has signed a multi-year extension with E! News anchor and managing editor Giuliana Rancic. The move comes after closing new deals with late-night host Chelsea Handler; Ryan Seacrest, E! News managing editor and producer of the hit Keeping Up With The Kardashians franchise; as well as the Kardashians themselves. Under the pact, Rancic will continue to anchor and serve as managing editor of E! News for the next three years, through 2015, and co-host the network’s Live From the Red Carpet specials and weekly series Fashion Police. The deal also includes a first-look component on series, specials and other scripted and non-scripted projects. Rancic’s reality series with her husband, Giuliana & Bill, airs on E! sibling Style.
“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.” Giuliana joined E! in 2002 as a correspondent for E! News, and she has been anchor and managing editor for the program since January 2005.