It's graduation day for Terrence J! The 106 & Park host, who recently announced he would be leaving BET's daily countdown show after seven years, will be replacing Ryan Seacrest as the new co-host of E! News. TJ, who will now be known by his full name Terrence Jenkins, will start his new gig alongside Giuliana Rancic on November 12.
“Having Giuliana and Terrence for the weeknight program, and Jason and Catt for weekends, gives us a quartet of skilled, popular broadcast journalists and will give viewers a fun, fresh look at pop culture news,” said E! President of Network Strategy and E! News Cyndi McClellan in a statement.
Seacrest will step down from his post to focus on the score of other projects in the works under his RSP Productions banner, including a slate of reality programming and continued hosting duties on American Idol.
Jenkins got his start on 106 & Park in 2005, after using his life savings to make the trek to Atlanta for the audition. “The first day I cracked the mic on 106, I was staying on a cot in a basement," he told the show's audience on the day he and co-host Rocsi Diaz announced their departure.
The charming host has also made strides in his acting career this year, with prominent roles in Think Like a Man and Sparkle.
Congratulations to Terrence J on this new opportunity!
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