One of my great privileges in life has been working with you for the past nine years. But as the adage goes, all good things must come to an end and so must my time at E!
I am so proud of what we have accomplished together. From pop culture defining hits, to best in class entertainment news, to the gold standard for red carpet coverage and the creation of a digital powerhouse, E! is the very definition of a triple (or quadruple) threat. I am also thrilled we just wrapped filming on The Royals as E!’s exciting foray into scripted. I know the future for E! shines bright and I look forward to cheering you on as you reach new heights.
I also know the true exclamation point in E! are the people. As cliche as that might sound, you are truly the greatest team. You push each other to excel, support each other in tough times, and never forget to laugh along the way. I am a better person for knowing you and a better executive for working with you.
I look forward to our paths crossing again soon.
All the best for the future.
Kolb, a 10-year E! veteran, presided over the network during a challenging two-year period as E! has been looking to find new breakout unscripted franchises to supplement the aging Keeping Up With The Kardashians. E! also is looking for a new late-night franchise to succeed Chelsea Lately and is faced with rebuilding Fashion Police in the wake of the sudden death of Joan Rivers. E! got traction this year with two new reality series, #RichKids Of Beverly Hills, which is eyed as a new franchise with a New York offshoot, and Total Divas. The network also is entering scripted programming with the buzzy new drama The Royals, set to debut next year.
Kolb joined E! in 2005 as SVP Marketing for E! Networks, and was subsequently elevated to Chief Marketing Officer for E! and Style, and General Manager, E! Online. She extended her contract in early 2014.