When Ryan Seacrest began his career as a primetime TV host alongside Brian Dunkleman hosting “American Idol” he began a journey which continues to the present day. Now a leading radio and TV personality, Seacrest has also launched the careers of leading reality TV stars including The Kardashians. During the “American Idol” hiatus, Seacrest has explored many different options for furthering his career, including his position as host of “Live with Kelly and Ryan” and his fashion line.
According to Forbes, before getting his big break as the host of “American Idol”, Atlanta, Georgia native Seacrest spent a number of years hosting various kid’s shows and radio programs. In 2002, the arrival of “American Idol” on the U.S. TV screens led to the career of Seacrest hitting the stratosphere. “American Idol” and Seacrest remain intrinsically linked as the host of “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” hosted the show until it was finally canceled by Fox in 2016.
During the final Fox-produced show of “American Idol”, Seacrest had expressed his desire for the show to return, a wish granted in 2017 with news of ABC purchasing the rights. Further shocks were in store for fans of the show with news of the host failing to agree on a contract and removing himself from the show. Executives at ABC took matters into their own hands and ensured Seacrest was afforded the contract he felt he deserved and time to fulfill his duties with Kelly Ripa on daytime TV.
There is much more to Ryan Seacrest than simply his work in front of the camera. Instead, Seacrest has become a well-known and respected producer for his work with the E! Network in developing “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” In terms of philanthropy, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation develops a range of programs for young people including his work with the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Medical Center Dallas.