After leaving his seven year stint as host of BET’s nationally syndicated show, "106 & Park," Terrence Jenkins has wasted no time landing another gig. This week the E! Network has officially announced that the 30-year-old will join Giuliana Rancic as the new co-host of E! News.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Jenkins will fill in for Ryan Seacrest’s vacant slot as the show’s weekday anchor beginning November 12.
"Terrence Jenkins is a talented and well-connected television personality who will bring an original sensibility to our news programs," E! President of network strategy Cyndi McClellan said in a statement, while Jenkins added, "I’ve always had a passion for the wide spectrum of pop culture that E! News covers so well; I can’t wait to get started. I’ve had a great career so far, and it’s all been building toward this."
Similar to Seacrest, who will remain as the news programs managing editor and continue to host E! red carpet coverage, the Queens native has a well-rounded resume, as he continues to perfect his burgeoning acting career. Last month he opened up to the Huffington Post on his transition from an on-air personality to an actor.
“It’s the hardest thing in the world honestly. Sometimes it’s very overwhelming being on the set,” he admitted. “It’s not just the lines, it’s making the character and going as an actor -- it’s challenging. And that’s why I love it so much. I can host with my eyes closed, but when I’m on a movie set I really feel like I’m challenged.”
“For me, when I’m on a movie set it’s like going back to college. I just learn and I’m really humble because I have a long way to go.”