Kolb Elevates Pair Of E! Execs

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E! Entertainment Television has promoted Cyndi McClellan to president, network strategy and E! News and expanded John Najarian's role in E! Online.

In her new role, McClellan will now oversee E! News programming, such as True Hollywood Story and E! News, as well as strategic planning, research, acquisitions and scheduling. Najarian, as executive vice president and general manager, digital and business development, will now oversee E! Online in addition to his mobile, broadband and VOD responsibilities.

Both will continue reporting to E! president Suzanne Kolb, who previously oversaw E! News and E! Online, prior to her promotion in July.

"I have had the incredible privilege of working with Cyndi and John for many years and have seen firsthand how their extraordinary talent has contributed to E!'s success," said Kolb in announcing the promotions. "Cyndi possesses a deep understanding of the E! brand and our viewers and has a masterful approach in taking that knowledge to constantly evolve for future growth. John has been the key force in shaping our highly successful digital businesses and in keeping E! at the forefront of new initiatives."

Bruce Perlmutter will remain in his role as senior vice president, news and E! Online, E! and reports to McClellan and Najarian.

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