E! ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF THE FAMED E! NEWS AND NAMES
ADRIENNE BAILON-HOUGHTON AND JUSTIN SYLVESTER CO-HOSTS BEGINNING IN SOUTH AFRICA
E! announces the return of the iconic entertainment nightly news show E! News and has named Emmy-winning TV host and personality Adrienne Bailon-Houghton and E! News’ Justin Sylvester as the show’s co-hosts beginning in South Africa.
Veteran television producers John Redmann and John Pascarella will executive-produce the broadcast, which will have an emphasis on celebrity-friendly, fact-based reporting and serve as a platform for personalities to connect with their fans.
“E! News has a long history of entertainment news excellence, and we are excited to bring the show back and continue its legacy,” said Tracie Wilson, Executive Vice President, NBCUniversal Syndication Studios and E! News. “John Redmann and John Pascarella are strategic, respected executive producers with stellar reputations and Justin and Adrienne are charismatic, seasoned hosts with a genuine interest in pop culture. This is the perfect team to bring a fresh take to this franchise.”
The reimagined E! News serves as the premiere late-night destination for movie, music, television and pop culture fans. Justin and Adrienne will break down the hottest entertainment news of the day, conduct in-studio celebrity guest interviews and bring all the hottest trends and exclusive scoop from movie premieres, award shows and concerts making sure viewers are kept current on all the day’s top stories.
The E! News brand is the leading multi-platform publisher delivering breaking entertainment news and pop culture coverage 24/7 across linear, EOnline.com and all digital and social media.
About NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-to-Consumer
As one of the world’s premier entertainment portfolios, NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-to-Consumer delivers quality content and compelling brands to over 160 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Delivering a full range of entertainment experiences to local audiences across the globe, the unique brands include UNIVERSAL TV, SYFY, E! Entertainment Television, 13TH STREET, DIVA, Studio Universal, Telemundo, Bravo and DreamWorks. Universal+ (a hybrid linear and non-linear service) aggregates the group’s brands on affiliate platforms, offering subscribers both live programming and an extensive range of compelling VOD content, including territory premieres and full boxsets, available all in one place. NBCU’s direct-to-consumer activity outside the US includes Hayu, the all-reality SVOD service available in 29 territories – including the UK, Canada and across Europe and Asia Pacific – as well as Peacock on Sky in the UK, Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland.
NBCUniversal is 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. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a premium ad-supported streaming service. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.