BIO: Ryan Seacrest
Host of AMERICAN IDOL
With his thriving broadcasting career and multiple ventures, Ryan Seacrest is at the forefront of the media and entertainment industry. While hosting and producing multiple television and radio programs, building his Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) banner into a leading television production company and managing myriad brand ventures, Seacrest is redefining what it means to be a successful Hollywood entrepreneur. He has been honored with an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program category for his work on AMERICAN IDOL, and has also hosted the live network broadcast of the Emmy telecast.
Seacrest holds preeminent positions in broadcast television, nationally syndicated radio, local radio and cable. He currently serves as host of AMERICAN IDOL, “American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest” and “On Air with Ryan Seacrest,” his No. 1 nationally syndicated morning drive-time radio show for Clear Channel’s 102.7 KIIS-FM. Additionally, Seacrest hosts and produces “E! News” and its awards-show coverage and executive-produces and co-hosts “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.”
RSP’s credits include “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,” “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and “Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami.” Seacrest’s ever-growing brand spans beyond media with his many entrepreneurial endeavors. He has extensive deals with brand heavyweights Proctor & Gamble, Coke and Microsoft, and recently announced a strategic marketing and technology alliance with Eventful, Inc.
Originally from Atlanta, GA, Seacrest’s professional career in broadcasting began at the age of 16 when he applied for an internship at WSTR, one of Atlanta’s top radio stations. While working at STAR 94, he finished high school and attended the University of Georgia where he majored in Journalism. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
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