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The news was delivered Tuesday in a staff meeting held by executive vice president and editor in chief Tammy Filler, a person with knowledge of the staff reduction told TheWrap. Filler joined E! News in April to expand its programming.
Employees that were affected by the transition will be able to apply for both Los Angeles and New York based positions on the new shows launching in 2020. Most are expected to be rehired.
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E! News’ evening program currently airs at 7 p.m. Et/Pt, but will transition to a 7 a.m. slot based
“People are heartbroken because some of the staff have been on this show for a decade or longer,” said a source close to the situation. “There were a lot of red eyes today.”
Impacted employees were offered separation packages, though the company hopes to place those laid off in new available positions.
The outlet’s staff was pulled into a meeting late Tuesday morning with Tammy Filler, who was brought in in April to expand E! News’ coverage, according to the source.
E! is offering affected employees the opportunity to apply for positions associated with the new shows launching in
“E! News” currently airs at 7 p.m. Et/Pt, but will transition to a 7 a.m. broadcast based out of New York starting in 2020. The series will continue to feature the most-talked about stories in entertainment, tailored to a younger audience.
“Nightly Pop” will expand to four nights per week, while the live daytime series “Daily Pop” will continue to air every weekday as usual. No word yet on who will host the new and revamped shows.
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E!’s expanded slate is lead by Tammy Filler,
The expansion follows the appointment of Tammy Filler, Evp & Editor-In-Chief, E! News who joined E! from Today in May to oversee development and production for all news programming across platforms.
With current franchises plus new formats, E!’s weekday schedule will include eight original entertainment news and commentary series. The lineup will include a variety of pop culture commentary formats, an in-home celebrity interview series, a weekly review show, as well as New York-based morning and daytime news series. In addition, current late night news franchise Nightly Pop will expand to four nights per week beginning in late fall and live daytime series Daily Pop will continue to air every weekday. E! News, currently airing at 7pm Et/Pt
Tammy Filler, who was brought in to spearhead the cable channel’s coverage expansion in April, also announced that “E! News” will transition into a morning show and that “Nightly Pop” will expand to four nights a week. The expansion includes a variety of pop culture commentary formats, an in-home celebrity interview series, a weekly review show, and New York-based morning and daytime news series.
“The E! News footprint is unparalleled, and our growth continues with this investment in more edgy, comedic, personality-driven linear programming,” said Filler. “We undoubtedly live in a 24/7 world where entertainment news is just a click away but what our viewers crave is analysis, commentary and Pov that goes deeper than a headline. We are leaning into what is uniquely E! and building on our success with a
E! News anchor Catt Sadler resigned from her position this week after discovering that there was a "massive disparity in pay" between herself and her co-anchor Jason Kennedy. Sadler began working for E! around the same time as her male counterpart, and yet she was reportedly being paid half his salary.
Via The Hollywood Reporter.
Catt Sadler has left E! News after claiming she has received a "massive disparity in pay" in a revealing statement posted Tuesday.
Sharing details about her abrupt departure on her blog, the anchor expressed her hurt and shock after learning her E! co-anchor Jason Kennedy makes “double” her pay, something she was unaware of until pulling double duty as host of the network’s live show Daily Pop and E! News.
As she claimed on her website, Sadler found her
“It’s almost insulting because you know you work really hard,” Sadler, 43, told People exclusively of her decision. “I’m a single mom of two kids. I’ve given my all to this network. I’ve sacrificed time away from my family and I have dedicated my entire career to this network. And when you learn something like that, it makes you feel very small and underappreciated and undervalued. It’s heartbreaking.
“Up until this point, I mean it really has been a dream job. Literally a dream job. I’m from Indiana, born and raised, and I had my sights set on E! and I’ve seen the world. I’ve had the best experiences. I’ve gotten incredibly close with all of my coworkers. It’s like a family here and it’s been beautiful for the majority of my run.
People has confirmed that the longtime E! anchor, who has been with the network for more than a decade, will be saying goodbye to the entertainment news program.
“We wish Catt Sadler all the best in her endeavors following her decision to leave E! News,” an E! spokesperson told People on Monday. “We will miss having Catt on set and appreciate her many contributions.”
In 2006, Sadler, 43, was hired as host of The Daily 10; years later she was later named anchor of E! News. Additionally, Sadler hosts Live from E! and E!’s Daily Pop.
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