Posted by Media Outrage on September 4th, 2012
Ya boy Terrence J is making mega moves in the post career wise. He was just named as E! News co-anchor….
Terrence Jenkins will slip into Ryan Seacrest‘s former slot as co-host of E! News.
With the multi-hyphenate relinquishing his news duties as part of a wide-ranging deal he signed with NBCUniversal this past spring, E! has hired the former 106 & Park co-host to join Giuliana Rancic at the weekday anchor desk beginning November 12. As part of his new role, Jenkins (formerly known as Terrence J) will work on personality profiles and will report for the news program.
Jason Kennedy and Catt Sadler will take the helm of E! News Weekend.
The move comes as the newly-rebranded network looks to be a bigger player in the competitive breaking news landscape under chairwoman Bonnie Hammer.
“The most important thing for E! to move forward is credibility, with immediacy being a close second,” Hammer told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview last fall, noting the significance of being able to delve into smarter news stories as well as to break entertainment news moving forward.
“Terrence Jenkins is a talented and well-connected television personality who will bring an original sensibility to our news programs,” E! President of network strategy and E! News Cyndi McClellannoted in a statement.
Added Jenkins: “I’ve always had a passion for the wide spectrum of pop culture that E! News covers so well; I can’t wait to get started. I’ve had a great career so far, and it’s all been building toward this.”
Jenkins brings with him a host of Hollywood experience. In addition to his work on the BET countdown show, he starred in the 2007 Stomp the Yard sequel, Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming,Steve Harvey‘s Think Like a Man, the recently released Sparkle and the fourth season of BET’s The Game. What’s more, he has appeared on E!’s Keeping Up with the Kardashians spin-off, Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami.
Mediaoutrage- Congrats to Terrence J! He’s come a long way since getting hired as 106 & Park co-host….