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Giuliana Rancic Is Returning to E! News

The prodigal hostess is back this fall

Liam Mathews

Giuliana Rancic is returning to co-host E! News this fall, E! announced Friday. Her first day back will be Sept. 4.

Rancic started on the nightly entertainment news show as a correspondent in 2002, and co-anchored it from 2005 to 2015. She was the longest-serving anchor in the show's nearly 30-year history. She will join Jason Kennedy, who has been co-anchor since 2015. In addition to her regular gig on E! News, Rancic will continue to co-host E!'s red carpet coverage.

Rancic was initially replaced by Maria Menounos, who left the show last summer as she battled a brain tumor. The show then had a rotating team of E! correspondents including Catt Sadler, Zuri Hall, Erin Lim and Sibley Scoles who appeared alongside Kennedy as the show searched for a permanent co-anchor. One of those correspondents, Catt Sadler, left E! after she found out that she made half as much money as Kennedy, which sparked conversation over the gender pay gap.

But now, the network has found its co-anchor, and it didn't have to look far.

Giuliana Rancic

Giuliana Rancic

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E! News airs weeknights at 7/6c and 11/10c on E!