Lisa Berger, the president of entertainment programming at E! Entertainment Television, has unexpectedly resigned from her position.
Berger started in her position nine years ago under then-president Ted Harbert. After Harbert left, Berger served under his successor, Suzanne Kolb.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, prior to joining E!, Berger was an EVP at Fox TV Studios, helping to bring The Shield to FX. She had also worked at MTV for 12 years and developed Road Rules, Singled Out and The Jenny McCarthy Show.
Berger is responsible for bringing the Kardashian franchise to E!, as well The Girls Next Door and Chelsea Lately.
Berger said in a statement:
“My time at E! has been an amazing experience both professionally and personally, and it is hard to sum up nearly a decade of show launches, milestone moments and incredible friendships. I am extremely proud of all of our accomplishments taking the network to record heights and forever grateful to my team whose talent and dedication knows no bounds. Although it won’t be easy for me to say goodbye, I look forward to sharing the news of my next challenge in the months ahead.”
President Kolb, who recently gushed that the network loves it when the Kardashian family gets bigger, said about Berger:
“Lisa’s talent and creative vision have been invaluable to the success of E! over the past 9 years. Her passion and commitment to her work and her team are unparalleled and she will be dearly missed. I look forward to celebrating her many future accomplishments.”
Lisa Berger has declined to comment on her next step, and E! has yet to decide on her replacement.