Ryan Seacrest Biography
Ryan Seacrest is an American radio personality, television host and producer. He is known for hosting the competition show American Idol, the syndicated countdown program American Top 40, and iHeartMedia’s KIIS-FM morning radio show On Air with Ryan Seacrest.
He became co-host and executive producer of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve in 2006 . Seacrest remained a co-host and executive producer of the annual show following Clark’s death in 2012.
He began co-hosting Live with Kelly and Ryan on a permanent basis May 1, 2017.
Ryan Seacrest Age
He was born on December 24, 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Ryan Seacrest Height
He stands at 1.71m tall.
Ryan Seacrest Education
At age 14, he attended Dunwoody High School. At age 16, while still attending high school, he won an internship at 94.1 WSTR (FM), in Atlanta, with Tom Sullivan, who trained him in the many aspects of radio. He graduated from Dunwoody High in 1992 and went on to study journalism at the University of Georgia. Seacrest left the university at age 19 and moved to Hollywood to pursue his broadcasting career.
In May 2016, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of Georgia and gave the commencement speech at the graduation ceremony.
Ryan Seacrest Parents
He is the son of Constance Marie (née Zullinger), a homemaker, and Gary Lee Seacrest, a real estate lawyer. His father served as a Lieutenant in the US Army and his grandfather, Henry Gene Skeen, was a Major General in the US Army.
Ryan Seacrest Siblings
Ryan is one of two, as he has an older sister named Meredith whom he adores. In fact, he served as the “Man of Honor” at her wedding to Jimmy Leach a few years back in 2016. Meredith is the Executive Director and COO of The Ryan Seacrest Foundation, while her husband and Ryan’s brother-in-law serves as the VP of International Sales for TOMS Shoes, according to his LinkedIn.
Ryan has a niece, Flora. She was born in December 2018, and ever since, Ryan has been kind enough to share adorable photos of the little girl all over his Instagram page. In fact, many fans have mistaken her for his daughter before.
Ryan Seacrest Wife
Seacrest had a two-year on-and-off relationship with model Sara Jean Underwood, which was revealed on The Howard Stern Show in 2009.
In April 2010, he began dating Julianne Hough, a professional dancer, actress, and singer known for participating in Dancing with the Stars. On March 15, 2013, it was announced that their relationship had ended.
He has been in a relationship with model Shayna Taylor since 2017.
Ryan Seacrest Kids
He does not have any kids.
Ryan Seacrest Investigation
On November 17, 2017, it was reported that Seacrest was under investigation for sexual harassment allegations by a former E! wardrobe stylist. He denied the allegations, and also said that “This person who has accused me of horrible things offered, on multiple occasions, to withdraw her claims if I paid her millions of dollars. I refused.” On February 1, 2018, the Associated Press reported that the E! channel’s investigation into the claims had closed and that there was insufficient evidence to support the claims.
Ryan Seacrest American Idol
In 2002, Seacrest accepted the position as co-host of a new Fox reality television series American Idol with comedian Brian Dunkleman. The following year, he became the sole host. In 2003, he hosted the spin-off show, American Juniors. In July 2009, Seacrest inked a deal with CKX for $45 million to continue to host American Idol, making him the highest paid reality television host at that time. He remained host of the series until the end of its run in April 2016.
Ryan Seacrest New Year’s Rockin’ Eve
In August 2005, it was announced that Seacrest would become executive producer and co-host of ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. On December 31, 2005, he performed much of the show’s hosting duties. Dick Clark’s role was limited by speech and mobility issues due to his recovery from a stroke.
In 2009, ABC renamed the program Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Seacrest, to reflect his role. The 40th Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, co-hosted by Seacrest, delivered ABC’s biggest New Years’ numbers in twelve years, with 22.8 million viewers. After Clark’s death, he hosted the 2013 edition of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with co-hosts Jenny McCarthy and Fergie paying tribute to Dick Clark in the pre-show.
Ryan Seacrest E! and NBC
In April 2012, Seacrest signed a deal with NBCUniversal expanding his on-air role beyond E! to NBC. He contributed to the Today Show, Olympics coverage, entertainment programming, as well as news and other special events. He will remain managing editor of E! News and host and produce its red carpet awards show coverage. In September 2012, he left E! News and was replaced by Terrence J.
Seacrest was an NBC correspondent for the 2012 London Olympic Games and co-hosted the closing ceremony with Bob Costas and Al Michaels. In 2016, he hosted NBC’s live late-night coverage for the Rio Olympic Games.
Ryan Seacrest Live with Kelly and Ryan
On May 1, 2017, it was announced that Seacrest would join Kelly Ripa as host of Live with Kelly and Ryan as a new permanent co-host and executive producer. He succeeded Michael Strahan, and started his duties on the day of the announcement.
Ryan Seacrest Radio Hosting
In January 2004, he became the new host of the radio program American Top 40, a syndicated weekly countdown show, created and formerly hosted by Casey Kasem. The show was syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks. In February 2004, he became host of Los Angeles radio station KIIS-FM’s morning show, replacing long-time host Rick Dees. The show, On Air With Ryan Seacrest, is broadcast live, from 6am to 10am Pacific Time, at ABC studios in New York.
In 2018, Seacrest was inducted into the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation’s 16th Annual Giants of Broadcasting & Electronic Arts.
Ryan Seacrest Philanthropy
In 2010, he launched the nonprofit Ryan Seacrest Foundation. The foundation has ten centers at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Children’s National Medical Center, Levine Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Boston Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado. In April 2012, he named Selena Gomez as Ambassador to the Foundation. In February 2017, the foundation partnered with the Atlanta Braves to promote the non-profit at SunTrust Park. He did voice work for the Braves’ “Welcome Home” broadcast media campaign.
He serves on the board of trustees of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and honorary co-chair of the GRAMMY Foundation board, which later merged with the GRAMMY Museum and became the GRAMMY Museum Foundation.
Ryan Seacrest Business Ventures
He was a principal investor in the Typo keyboard, which aimed at cloning the Blackberry physical keyboard for use with iPhone devices that launched in 2014. The Typo keyboard was discontinued in a 2015 patent settlement with Blackberry Ltd. He is also an investor and partner at Pathwater, a brand of purified water offered in a refillable aluminum bottle.
Ryan Seacrest Fashion
He worked with Burberry’s Christopher Bailey who designed his suits for red carpet events as well as New Year’s Eve since 2009 and American Idol starting in 2010. Seacrest wore close-fitting suits and decided to make something similar for a wider audience at an “accessible” price point. With Bailey as his mentor, he developed his own collection, Ryan Seacrest Distinction, which launched in 2014. He formed an exclusive retail partnership with Macy’s to sell the brand Distinction, consisting of suit separates, sports coats and evening wear manufactured by Peerless Clothing International. The line also includes accessories such as ties, pocket squares, belts, cufflinks and jewelry, which are manufactured by Randa Accessories. Seacrest works with Itochu for the production of dress shirts, as well as a sportswear collection released in September 2017.
He partnered with dermatologist Harold Lancer to produce the men’s skincare line Polished. The line has five items, which are designed for easy use. Seacrest announced the line in August 2017 on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Ryan Seacrest Salary
His salary is $75 million.
Ryan Seacrest Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $450 million.
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