Laverne Cox Joins E! as New Host, Following Giuliana Rancic’s Exit

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Laverne Cox will be the new Live from E! host starting at the beginning of award season 2022.

Along with hosting E!’s iconic red carpet, Cox will host several celebrity interviews spotlighting Hollywood’s biggest stars.

The news comes shortly after E!’s longtime host Giulianna Ranic announced (May 7th) that she will be leaving the network to pursue a new role in development with NBCUniversal.

“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,” Cox says in a statement.

Inspired by her own red carpet moments, the activist, actress, and producer can’t wait to highlight some of the red carpet’s biggest moments.

“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,” she adds. “I can’t wait to get started while hopefully serving up fashion fantasies for the ages, honey,”

E! Network shared a reel highlighting Cox in her various E! red carpet specials to celebrate the news.

“#LiveFromE has a brand new host,” the network writes. “Join us in welcoming @LaverneCox to the famil-E.”