John Najarian, EVP News and Digital for E!, will oversee the combined operation of E! News and digital divisions, the network said today. “Creating an integrated organization is an important step as we evolve the network’s linear news strategy and multi-screen approach,” said Najarian. “We are positioning the network to better serve entertainment and pop culture fans with an authentic, relevant, consistent voice throughout our news platforms.”
The reorganization follows the November exit of Cyndi McClellan, then-President of Network Strategy & E! News. No replacement was named.
As a result of the shift, several execs are taking on expanded roles. Romina Rosado, previously VP E! Online, will serve as SVP, Content for News and Digital, Gerald Abrahamian, previously VP, E! Online, will serve as SVP, Product, Technology and Operations for News and Digital, Edward Zarcoff will serve as SVP, Digital Programming & Production and Bryce Kristensen, is VP, Social and Interactive Experiences. Jennifer Lavin will continue to serve as Executive Producer of E! News managing the day to day production of the show.