The popular TV and radio host, Ryan Seacrest is perhaps best known for his role as the face of the “American Idol” franchise which returned to U.S. TV screens in 2018. The native of Georgia is not only a popular host on TV but has become a fixture of daytime TV schedules and hosts some of the most important annual events on TV. As a radio host, Ryan Seacrest is the voice of two nationally-syndicated shows. “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” and a top 40 weekly chart rundown.
Ryan Seacrest had been hosting TV shows for ESPN and various cable networks since 1995 when he arrived at the “American Idol” set in 2002 to become the face of the franchise. The host remained with the show throughout its run on Fox which came to an end in 2016 and returned with the reboot of the singing competition in 2018 on ABC.
Despite being the face of one of the world’s leading TV franchises, Ryan Seacrest has continued to explore other opportunities to extend his personal brand throughout his career. Since 2005, the popular TV host has acted as the executive producer and co-host of “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve” which is seen as a staple of Holiday programming across the U.S. Seacrest has also expanded his work into the daytime TV schedules by accepting the role of co-host of the “Live! With Kelly and Ryan” show broadcast each morning on ABC.
Outside the media, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation has been developed with the aim of providing entertainment and support for patients in nine children’s hospitals across the U.S. The aim of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation is to allow patients in pediatric care to explore their creativity through TV and radio opportunities in specially constructed Seacrest Studios within each medical facility. Patients who wish to further explore their options in the media are given the chance to apply for scholarships and internships through the foundation.