He is a well-known name in the world of entertainment. His is a name that is deeply intertwined with the noted music competition television series American Idol. He is Ryan Seacrest.
While many people know Ryan Seacrest as the host of American Idol, which returned to ABC in the spring of 2018, his interests and efforts extend well beyond the television series. His successes are numerous and wide-ranging.
In the realm of radio, he hosts On Air with Ryan Seacrest, which is a popular nationally syndicated morning drive-time show. He also hosts a nationally syndicated Top 40 radio show.
On television, in addition to his role as a host on American Idol, Seacrest co-hosts and serves as executive producer of the morning talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan, which is the latest incarnation of a show that had initially risen to national fame with Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford at the helm.
Seacrest has also been entrusted to carry on Dick Clark’s legacy. He serves as host and executive producer of ABC’s New Year’s Eve program, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. He is also noted for hosting the awards show franchise E! Live from the Red Carpet.
He heads Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP), which is an award-winning entertainment production company. Among other things, it is responsible for popular series Keeping Up with the Kardashians and associated spinoffs. It is also noted for Jennifer Lopez’s NBC drama Shades of Blue as well as the much-discussed Netflix series Insatiable.
Seacrest’s pursuits extend beyond the world of entertainment. He is behind the menswear collection Ryan Seacrest Distinction, which can be found only at Macy’s, and men’s skincare line Polished by Dr. Lancer. His successes have also brought him endorsement deals, which include long-standing relationships with Coca-Cola and Ford.
With having gained business success, Ryan Seacrest has made a point of giving back. He is noted for his philanthropic efforts, which are generally focused on youth-oriented initiatives. Among these is his role as chairman of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF).