E! is set to expand its entertainment news and commentary programming with three more hours of original content on weekdays.
Starting in early 2020, the new programming will build on the network’s existing news franchises such as E! News, Daily Pop and Nightly Pop. It will also introduce a variety of new formats and personalities across the additional hours.
As the brand plots the growth of the E! News slate, it has brought on board Tammy Filler and upped John Najarian. After a 16-year tenure at Today, Filler is joining E! as executive VP and editor-in-chief of E! News to lead creative development, production for current franchises and new formats under the E! News umbrella across all platforms. Najarian will now lead strategy, operations, product and tech as executive VP and publisher for E! News and digital, while also serving as the general manager for the NBCUniversal Digital Lab.
Adam Stotsky, E!’s president, said: “Entertainment news is at the core of the E! brand and our unparalleled, multiplatform coverage sets us apart from other networks. Tammy and John are the right leadership team as we expand our footprint and double down on our news programming. E! News is the leading entertainment news source for millennial women, and we are excited to offer more hours dedicated to breaking news, trending stories and edgy, comedic commentary.”
Filler and Najarian both report to Stotsky in their oversight of E! News and digital. Najarian also reports to Maggie McLean Suniewick, president of NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises, in his general manager role at the NBCUniversal Digital Lab.