Ryan Seacrest is a producer, radio presenter as well as television host based in the United States. He was born in Atlanta in 1974. Ryan Seacrest is a graduate of Journalism from the University of Georgia. During his studies at the high school, he hosted an overnight shift program during the weekends at WSTR. He also had a radio show while studying at Georgia. Seacrest has hosted various shows in his illustrious journalism career. For instance, he was the host for ESPN’s Radical Outdoor Challenge first season in 1993. Additionally, he hosted game shows for kids such as Gladiators 2000 between 1994 to 1996, Wild Animal Games (1995), as well as Click in the year 1997. He also hosted Ultimate Revenge, which was a reality TV program in 2001.
Ryan Seacrest co-hosted American Idol, which was a new reality series from Fox with Brian Dunkleman. The show became a popular reality program attacking more than 26 million weekly views. He also hosted American Juniors in 2003. In 2009, CKX offered Ryan Seacrest a deal worth $45 million to continue hosting American Idol. He also signed another deal of $30 million to host the series for two years in 2012. Other TV programs he has hosted include Knock Knock Live and New Year’s Rockin’ Eve among others.
Ryan Seacrest has also hosted several radio programs. In 2004, Ryan became the host for American Top 40, which is a weekly countdown program from Premiere Radio Networks. During the same year, Ryan Seacrest replaced Rick Dees in the KIIS morning show as the new host. In 2006, he launched Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) with an aim of producing digital, unscripted as well as scripted programs. During the same year, Ryan signed a deal with E! Channel for hosting and producing programs. He still works as managing editor for news at E! Channel.
Ryan Seacrest Philanthropic Work
In addition to interest in TV and radio hosting, Ryan Seacrest is also passionate about charity. Ryan Seacrest founded Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF) in 2010. Ryan is the chair of the foundation. RSF is a non-profit organization which is committed to inspiring the youth by utilizing entertainment as well as education initiatives.
The first initiative which RSF undertook was the building of broadcasting centers which are known as Seacrest Studios. The studios are in pediatric hospitals to enable patients to discover about radio, television among other new media. Ryan hopes that the studios will have a positive impact on the healing process of both children as well as families during the visits.
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