E! has created a new position of senior vice president for news and online, and the cabler has hired former Fox Business Network exec producer Bruce Perlmutter to fill it.

Perlmutter will head the E! news division across all platforms, in charge of day-to-day operations and news gathering. He will report to Suzanne Kolb, prexy of marketing, news and online for E! and Style.

In addition to his work at Fox, Perlmutter has also logged time at MSNBC and CNN, producing specials for Greta Van Susteren, Connie Chung, Judy Woodruff, Christiane Amanpour and Deborah Norville, among others.

He also was general manager of Tribeca Films’ inaugural sports film festival (a co-venture with ESPN) and is an adjunct professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.