E! News Defends Decision Over Catt Sadler Salary Controversy

Catt Sadler was one of the most recognizable E! News hosts, having been with the network for nearly 12 years. So as you can imagine, people were taken aback when she announced that she was leaving her position.

Sadler, who was on the brink of renewing her contract, said that the decision was tough and required “a lot of soul-searching,” but it was the right one to make.

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“Up until this point, I mean it really has been a dream job. Literally a dream job. I’m from Indiana, born and raised, and I had my sights set on E! and I’ve seen the world,” Sadler said in a statement. “I’ve had the best experiences. I’ve gotten incredibly close with all of my coworkers. It’s like a family here and it’s been beautiful for the majority of my run. I pinch myself every day the job that I get to do. I have so much fun. It has almost been surreal. But then, this year happened.”

Turns out, while she and the executives were in the midst of negotiating her deal, she was “informed and made aware that my male equivalent [co-star Jason Kennedy] at the network who I started with the same year and have come up with doing essentially similar jobs, if not the same job, wasn’t just making a little bit more than me but was making double my salary and has been for several years.”

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Sadler admitted that it is “insulting” and “heartbreaking” that after all that she has done for the network, she was still “underappreciated and undervalued.”

In response to Sadler’s departure, E! released a brief  and  statement saying, “E! compensates employees fairly and appropriately based on their roles, regardless of gender. We appreciate Catt Sadler’s many contributions at E! News and wish her all the best following her decision to leave the network.”

The network refused to offer further comments on the matter, until now.

E! News Anchor Maria Menounos Opens Up About Life Since Her Brain Tumor

“Whenever I’m not feeling well, I’ll feel my scar to remind me to slow down,” Maria Menounos told Women’s Health.

The 39-year-old former E! News Host has opened up about her life since she underwent a risky surgery to remove a brain tumor six months ago.

Nearly a year after her mother, Litsa, was diagnosed with a brain tumor, she found herself receiving a diagnosis that would change her life.

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The overworked, overscheduled, self-described “superachiever” had to learn to slow down her life and know when to take it easy. That was not a simple task for someone who has only known two speeds: fast and faster.

“I was on top of everything. I would know when your birthday was and make sure you had your flowers. I was everything to everyone, but nothing to myself. I didn’t know it at the time, but there was no self-compassion, no self-love. I didn’t think I deserved it. I was too busy being, like, ‘Shit! I’ve got to get to my five o’clock appointment, then my seven o’clock, then feed the dogs, and, oh my god, I’ve got to wake up and do this and this… ‘ I had become a machine,” she admitted.

The E! News host was diagnosed with a benign meningioma brain tumor .

Maria had the surgery to remove a brain tumor the size of a golf ball, but she is still feeling the after affects. The surgery couldn’t have gone better, however. They were able to remove 99.9 percent of the tumor.

“After six days in the hospital, I came home. The love I got from people I’ve worked with and interviewed over the years was unreal. Then, with nothing to do but stay in bed, I had plenty of time to think,” she said.

In an interview with Megyn Kelly, she admitted that her diagnosis was actually “a gift” and made it an intention to change certain parts of her life because of it.

E! News Host Leaving After Discovering Big Secret About Her Co-Star

Almost 12 years after starting at E! News, Catt Sadler has decided to leave the network, even though it breaks her heart. Sadler said her choice required “a lot of soul-searching”, which made many wonder what exactly prompted the exit.

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“Up until this point, I mean it really has been a dream job. Literally a dream job. I’m from Indiana, born and raised, and I had my sights set on E! and I’ve seen the world. I’ve had the best experiences. I’ve gotten incredibly close with all of my coworkers. It’s like a family here and it’s been beautiful for the majority of my run. I pinch myself every day the job that I get to do. I have so much fun. It has almost been surreal,” Sadler said. “But then, this year happened.”

Sadler said she felt as though she was really pushing herself this year and trying to move forward.

“I inherited a lot more responsibility and more work hours and what not,” the single mom of two said.

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Sadler’s contract was up at the end of this year, and the network expressed full interest in extending her deal. However, when she found out about her co-star, Sadler knew her run at E! was over.