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Giuliana Rancic Biography

Birth Name:
Giuliana DePandi
Birth Place:
Naples, Italy
Journalist, author

Fast Facts

  • Immigrated to the United States from her native Italy at age 7
  • Learned to speak English as a child by watching TV
  • Rigged the homecoming-queen votes in high school to make herself a nominee
  • In graduate school, she was a features correspondent for the university TV station and covered stories at the White House, Pentagon, Supreme Court, State Department and Capitol Hill
  • Moved to Los Angeles after completing her master's on the advice of a professor who felt her strengths were in feature-oriented journalism
  • Became correspondent for E! News in 2002, and in 2005 became anchor and managing editor for the program
  • Wrote the relationship-advice book Think Like a Guy: How to Get a Guy by Thinking Like One (2006)
  • Married original Apprentice winner Bill Rancic in a televised 2007 ceremony