Best known for hosting one of the most popular reality singing shows in America, “American Idol,” Ryan Seacrest has been a presence in broadcasting, production and philanthropy during his career.
He is the host of the well known and nationally syndicated radio show for L.A. station 102.7 KIIS-FM “On Air with Ryan Seacrest.” Based in L.A. the morning drive-time show is a top 40 radio hit across the nation.
Ryan Seacrest also hosts the ABC morning show “Live! with Kelly and Ryan” every weekday morning. He also co-produces and hosts “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Years Eve” and the “E! Live From the Red Carpet” awards shows. His production company, Ryan Seacrest Production, also produces CMT’s “I Love Kelliw Pickler”, Bravo’s “Shahs of Sunset”, the YouTube show “Best.Cover.Ever.”, NBC’s “Shades of Blue”, “Insatiable” for Netflix, the “Keeping up with the Kardashians” reality show and its various spin-offs and the show “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution”, which has won an Emmy award.
Seacrest, also a producer, has expanded his entrepreneurship beyond the broadcasting and production worlds. He also has two lifestyle lines that he is behind.
The first is the men’s clothing line Distinction which can be found exclusively at Macy’s. He also has a line of men’s skincare products called Polish by Doctor Lancer. This line was developed in conjunction with the namesake Doctor Harold Lancer, a respected dermatologist.
When American Idol returns to ABC this Fall Seacrest will resume his host duties for the show.
Business Insider says that Seacrest also has many endorsement deals with well known companies such as Coca-Cola and Ford Motors.
Seacrest also founded the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, a philanthropic endeavor. The Foundation has opened 10 “Seacrest Studios” in children’s hospitals around the nation. Seacrest also serves as a board member on the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in addition to being the honorary chair of the Grammy Foundation.