After being the news anchor on E! News for 10 consecutive years, Giuliana Rancic has decided to step down from her position. In a recent interview with People Magazine, Giuliana Rancic said that her decision to leave her 10-year-position was absolutely, 100 percent, her idea. Rancic wanted to clear the air and any speculations that she was forced to leave E! News.

“It was 100 percent my decision to leave. I brought up the idea to leave three years ago, but E! News kept extending me because they wanted me to stay.”

Giuliana Rancic goes on to say that she has accomplished so many things since having the anchor position at E! News, and now is the time to try something new. She stated that she wants to venture out to other career avenues with the hopes of becoming not only a better person, but a better businesswoman.

“I took on a challenge 14 years ago. I was a young reporter, and E! News was my dream job. It’s been an incredible journey. But after 14 years, I have nothing else to accomplish on the show. I want to grow as a person, as a businesswoman, as a host, and in order for me to grow, I need to take on a new venture and new challenges.”

Rancic will continue hosting both ‘Live from the Red Carpet’ and ‘Fashion Police’ later this fall. She will officially depart from E! News on Monday, August 10th. News about Rancic’s E! News replacement has yet to be announced.

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