“E! News” announced Monday that Jennifer Lavin has been promoted to exec producer and Melanie Bromley has been elevated to chief news correspondent. Dina Sansing of Us Weekly will also be joining the team as exec entertainment director of the program, which features co-anchors Giuliana Rancic and Terrence Jenkins and co-hosts Jason Kennedy and Catt Sadler. The announcements were made today by Cyndi McClellan, prexy of Network Strategy and “E! News” and Lisa Kridos, “E! News’” executive in charge of news.
“With Lisa joining our news production last year, we have taken more in front and behind the camera gambles and having Jen by her side has been the key component to the show’s recent success,” said Cyndi McClellan, president of network strategy and E! News. “In her seven years at E! News, Jen has proven she has what it takes to continue the show’s success and reach new heights as the global leader in entertainment news. Melanie has worked tirelessly on all of our breaking stories, helping to continually secure numerous big exclusives. She’s an important asset to our news organization and this promotion acknowledges her dedication and hard work. I’m also thrilled to bring Dina on board to E! News. Her years of entertainment journalism experience, combined with her extensive industry connections give us another great advantage.”
Sansing will work with talent reps and the PR community to continue to foster relationships for the company’s news division. Before her time at Us Weekly, Sansing spent six years at Seventeen held a variety of positions at the mag, including West Coast editor.
Lavin joined E! News in 2007 as a supervising producer and she most recently worked as a senior supervising producer. Since beginning her career at San Francisco’s KPIX/CBS 5, Lavin has also served as a producer for “Access Hollywood.”
Bromley began working at E! News in 2012 as senior correspondent and was promoted to senior managing correspondent four months later. Her prior experience includes serving as Us Weekly’s West Coast bureau chief from 2007 to 2012 and its London-based European bureau chief from 2003 to 2007.
The long-running “E! News,” which now includes an opinion-based format, recently received a Daytime Emmy nomination for entertainment news program.