Adam Stotsky was appointed as E! president in February 2016 and has been with the company for 18 years.
Frances Berwick, president of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment's lifestyle channels will take over Adam Stotsky's responsibilities for the time being.
In a note to "Team E!" staffers Adam Stotsky writes that "the past 5 years with E! has been incredible".
Here is Adam Stotsky's note:
Team E! (and colleagues across NBCU),
I wanted to share with you that after 18 years I will be leaving NBCUniversal, a company I respect and people I have loved working with. It’s been a journey of great pride and accomplishment.
I feel blessed to have had four distinct lives inside NBCU -- SYFY, NBC, Esquire Network, E! Entertainment. Each offered a different challenge, yet there was always a passionate and dedicated team ready to rise to the occasion and push the brand and business forward.
The past 5 years with E! have been incredible. Together we transformed a singular hour of TV news and a popular website into the market-leading multi-platform publisher of pop culture/entertainment news, now delivering over a billion engagements a month.
We launched our first scripted efforts, expanded E!’s signature live coverage beyond red carpets to our own award show with “People’s Choice Awards” and earned our status in fashion via partnerships with The Met Gala and New York Fashion Week. And most importantly, we cemented E!’s position as a global pop culture powerhouse.
Thanks to our extremely talented team, we have accomplished what we set out to do and E!’s future is bright. I will be working closely with Frances over the next few weeks to ensure a smooth transition. It has been an honor and privilege to work by your sides.
With respect and gratitude, Adam.