E! News is about to make a major change as one of their lead hosts will be leaving the show to head to Chicago. Giuliana Rancic will soon announce her decision to depart Los Angeles and be a full time resident of the Windy City. Giuliana stated she has wanted to move back to Chicago for some time, but agreed to stay with E! News until a replacement had been found. Though the show thought they may have found that replacement in Maria Menounos, after her disastrous performance on the E! Live Red Carpet at the SAG awards they begged Gee to stay.
For now she has given them until August and will continue to remain as the host of the live red carpet shows, and will be returning to Fashion Police. Giuliana will still be able to report from Chicago and under her new deal she will also be allowed to work for other networks as well. Maria *1 will co-host E! News, but the new show will have more of a panel feel, with lots of hosts and entertainment experts.