Laverne Cox has landed a major new role as the new face of E!‘s red carpet coverage.
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The actress and activist will take on the role of lead host of ‘Live From E!’ – replacing Giuliana Rancic, who announced her departure after almost 20 years in the position.
As part of the gig, Cox will anchor the network’s flagship coverage of some of Hollywood’s most high-profile award shows.
Speaking the appointment, Cox said in a statement:
“I’m so excited and deeply humbled to be hosting E!’s iconic red-carpet coverage. For many years I would wake up early on awards show days, get my snacks in place and watch E!’s coverage all day long. I dreamed of walking red carpets. Now, not only have I had several fun and amazing personal red-carpet moments, I also get to be a red carpet guide for E!’s discerning audience and chat with my colleagues and folks I deeply admire for these very special events in their lives. I can’t wait to get started while hopefully serving up fashion fantasies for the ages honey.”
Jen Neal, Exec VP Entertainment Live Events, Specials, and E! News at NBCUniversal Television added:
“Laverne Cox is a risktaker, groundbreaking pioneer and a fashion tour de force. As we continue to evolve the way we cover Hollywood’s biggest nights, Laverne’s passion for, and extensive knowledge of, the fashion community resonates with our audience and we look forward to seeing her shine on the other side of the velvet rope.”
A slay. Congrats.