“It’s almost insulting because you know you work really hard,” Sadler, 43, told PEOPLE exclusively of her decision. “I’m a single mom of two kids. I’ve given my all to this network. I’ve sacrificed time away from my family and I have dedicated my entire career to this network. And when you learn something like that, it makes you feel very small and underappreciated and undervalued. It’s heartbreaking.”
In the wake of her exit, here are five things to know about the entertainment anchor.
1. She began her career covering local news and called working at E! News her “dream job”
It’s been a remarkable journey for Sadler, who was born and raised in the small town of Martinsville, Indiana. She started in the local news segment in the late 1990s, working as an entertainment reporter for San Francisco’s KBWB/KNTV in San Jose, California. She later co-anchored WXIN Indianapolis’ morning news show and became the host of the longest-running syndicated lottery game show in the country, Hoosier Lottery’s Hoosier Millionaire.