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Ryan Seacrest: More than just a Radio Host

Ryan Seacrest was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1974 and began his career in radio in the mid 1990’s with his first radio show, Ryan Seacrest for the Ride Home in Los Angelas. During the next decade he started two additional radio shows: On Air with Ryan Seacrest and became the host of American Top 40. Overtime Seacrest’s career took off as he became more than just a radio show host (Forbes).

In 2002, he became the host of American Idol which is when his career really took off. Seacrest is still the host of American Idol despite the show switching from FOX to ABC. While he was hosting the extremely popular singing competition and two radio shows, he became the host of E! News until 2011. After he left this position, he continued to work in front of the camera with NBC Universal, covering the 2012 Summer Olympics.

In 2013, he expanded his television presence even more by becoming the host of The Million Second Quiz. One of Ryan Seacrest‘s most recent television shows is Live with Kelly and Ryan where he co-hosts with Kelly Ripa. In addition to being a popular radio and television personality, Seacrest decided to launch his own clothing line of formal mens ware four years ago called Ryan Seacrest Distinction. The brand is exclusively at Macy’s and made over 50 million dollars in retail stores in 2018.

Like many celebrities, Ryan Seacrest uses his success to give back. Seacrest began the Ryan Seacrest Foundation which is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build broadcast media centers in multiple pediatric hospitals for patients to enjoy and experience the creative aspects of television, radio, and modern media. The foundation aims to help the healing process of children and their families while they are at these hospitals.

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