E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic returned to the studio today, following a successful double mastectomy surgery in mid-December. She told E!: “It feels great to be back at work. “I wasn’t sure whether I was going to return to E! News this week or after the new year. The last thing I wanted to do was rush my recovery.”

Rancic also tweeted the news to her fans, posting: “Back at work today since surgery. Excited to be on set of @ENews. I’ve missed my 2nd family (co-workers and you guys!!!) #thankful.”

Giuliana and her husband Bill Rancic, who stars along with her in the Style Network series Giulana & Bill, announced Giuliana’s surgery on the Today show Dec. 5. The couple had initially opted for a double lumpectomy coupled with radiation, but the conservative treatment hadn’t been as effective as they’d hoped.

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