After announcing his departure from BET’s 106 and Park back in May, he has now confirmed that he will be sliding into Ryan Seacrest former spot as the new co-host of E! News. His new gig at the anchor desk alongside Giuliana Rancic will begin on November 12.
According to E!’s President of Network Strategy, Terrence J’s resume and connections were an attractive look for the network:
“Terrence Jenkins is a talented and well-connected television personality who will bring an original sensibility to our news programs. Coupled with lead anchor Giuliana Rancic’s proven experience, [Jenkins' arrival] should help cement ‘E! News” stature as the leading source for news across pop culture.
Although, Ryan Seacrest will remain managing editor of E! News, he left his role at the anchor desk back in January due to his busy schedule which includes American Idol, executive producing numerous reality shows, and his daily radio morning show. [What is Ryan not doing these days??]
It’s definitely possible that Ryan and Terrence J have a little history as Terrence appeared on a few episodes of the Kardashian spin off, ‘Kourtney and Khloe takes on Miami’ a few years ago as the co-host of a radio show with Khloe Kardashian.
On his new role, Terrence says:
“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.”
This is definitely a huge indication of where Terrence is headed in his career. Not to mention, he is still pursuing acting gigs. Big things are ahead!
Watch Terrence J’s inspirational speech at the Be Next Awards back in July below: