E! President Adam Stotsky to Step Down

E! president Adam Stotsky is exiting his role at NBCUniversal after 18 years with the company, the executive announced on Monday.

“I feel blessed to have had four distinct lives inside NBCU —  SYFY, NBC, Esquire Network, E! Entertainment,” Stotsky wrote in a memo to staff on Monday. “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.”

Stotsky was most recently promoted to oversee E! in 2016 after serving as general manager of the network for two years. No immediate replacement was announced.

Before joining E!, Stotsky oversaw the launch of the now-dar Esquire Network, and was general manager at G4. Prior to that, he served as president of Marketing for NBC Entertainment. Earlier in his career, Stotsky held senior marketing positions at Syfy and Discovery Communications.

“Thanks to our extremely talented team, we have accomplished what we set out to do and E!’s future is bright,” Stotsky said. “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.”

Read the full memo below.

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 multiplatform 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

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