Ryan Seacrest is a well-known radio host, television personality, and producer. His main claim to fame is hosting American Idol, which he has done since 2004. He also hosts American Top 40, a syndicated countdown program created by Casey Kasem. His latest gig is hosting daily talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan. Live with Kelly and Ryan is the successor to Live with Regis and Kathie Lee. Seacrest is the second male co-host to take up the reigns created by Regis Philbin in a landmark 28 year run on the show. Seacrest also is taking a management position in the show as its executive producer.
A native of Atlanta, Georgia Seacrest was an entertainer from birth. According to his mother, Constance Marie, Seacrest would put on make believe shows as a boy. Seacrest got his first taste of radio when he was 16, winning an internship with WSTR. Trained by Tom Sullivan, Seacrest became a DJ for the weekend overnight shift. At age 19 Seacrest travelled to Hollywood to venture a career in broadcasting. He has been a success ever. since.
Seacrest, as stated in his Forbes profile, has hosted a wide variety of shows in his illustrious career. A true personality Seacrest is an excellent choice to carry a show. He hosted ESPN’s Radical Outdoor Challenge in 1993, Gladiators 2000 in 1994, and the NBC Saturday Night Movie in 2000. Seacrest is even a TV host for actual T.V. shows, appearing as a fictional T.V. host in Beverly Hills 90210. The Top 40 and Live are not the only mantles he has inherited. Seacrest is also the co-host for ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve which he took from legend Dick Clark. He also wears his other hat as executive producer for that show as well.
Seacrest is best known for hosting American Idol. At present he is one of the highest paid television hosts around. Seacrest is also a philanthropist. In 2010 he created the Ryan Seacrest Foundation which serves nine centers in various cities. The foundation works with sick children by offering them entertainment-based incentives.
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