Welcome to E!, Maria Menounos!
The 35-year-old beauty has signed a multi-year agreement with the network, which will include both talent and production roles, after exiting her previous position as the host of Extra!
Menounos will host a new one-hour entertainment news magazine series titled, Untold with Maria Menounos, and will also be featured on the popular roundtable series Live From E! as well as upcoming E! Specials.
Additionally, Menounos' production company Underman/Omegagirl will be getting first look rights to ideas for series, specials and other projects across all platforms.
"As we continue to expand E!'s dynamic news programming line-up, we're so excited to have Maria join the E! team to help drive the growth and expansion of E! as the global entertainment news leader. With her undeniable charisma and deep industry relationships, Maria has a huge fan following as one of the premiere entertainment news personalities in Hollywood today," said Cyndi McClellan, President, Network Strategy & E! News, E! .
Hosted on location, Untold with Maria Menounos, will cover a wide range of topics centered on celebrities and trends, such as Gen Y Royals, the rise of heroin in Hollywood, the popularity of electronic dance music (EDM) and the rise of famous reality stars who came from humble beginnings.
Each episode will feature three individual stories, as well as additional segments such as celebrity sound-off and pop culture minute.
"To be able to host, report and produce for an entire network, one that spans globally no less, is thrilling," said Menounos. "I'm excited to exercise my talents on both sides of the camera as my partner, Keven Undergaro, and I have many projects to bring to the network through Underman/Omegagirl. I'm equally excited to join a team of hosts and producers that are amongst the finest in our industry."
The announcement comes on the heels of the news that Giuliana Rancic has extended her contract with the network through April 2016.