E! Programming President Berger Resigns

E! president of entertainment programming Lisa Berger has resigned from the NBCUniversal cable network, she announced Friday.

"After nine wonderful years at E!, I have made the difficult decision to leave my post as president, entertainment programming," 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."

Berger had been at E! since 2003, where she oversaw the launch of shows like Keeping Up With the Kardashians as well as its myriad spinoffs and late-night chat show Chelsea Lately. Prior to that, she was executive vice president of creative affairs for Fox Television Studios Production for four years and had a 12-year tenure at MTV Networks.

"Lisa's talent and creative vision have been invaluable to the success of E! over the past nine years," said E! president Suzanne Kolb. "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."

A search is expected to commence immediately for Berger's replacement.