Ryan Seacrest holds preeminent positions in broadcast and cable television, as well as nationally syndicated and local radio.
He is celebrated internationally as host of the primetime talent showcase “American Idol,” which he has been nominated for an Emmy Award many times, and is host and executive producer of the annual New Year’s Eve program “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” Seacrest also has an agreement with NBCUniversal that includes on-air broadcasting and producing duties across the NBC and E! networks.
On radio, Seacrest is host of “On Air with Ryan Seacrest,” his market-topping #1 nationally syndicated L.A. morning drive-time show for iHeartMedia’s 102.7 KIIS-FM, as well as the nationally syndicated “On Air with Ryan Seacrest,” “American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest” and the weekday vignette “Direct From Hollywood.”
Seacrest launched Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) in 2006, which has since become an Emmy-winning entertainment production powerhouse creating unscripted, scripted and digital programming. RSP produces several hit cable series for E! including “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and spin-offs “Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons” and “Dash Dolls.” RSP produces “Shahs of Sunset” for Bravo and is producing “Shades of Blue” for NBC.
As an entrepreneur, Seacrest has investments in media and entertainment companies, including Civic Entertainment Group, a marketing services company; Pinterest; FlightCar; attn:, a news media company targeted at millennials; and Mobile System Security (MSS) through Seacrest Global Group. He has also made independent investments in TYPO, a mobile accessory company; DigiTour Media, an emerging media and entertainment company that creates and produces IRL (“in real life”) YouTube experiences in the form of concerts; as well as the cable network, AXS TV.
His philanthropic efforts are focused on youth-oriented initiatives, including serving as chairman of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation and honorary chair of the Grammy Foundation. The Ryan Seacrest Foundation has opened eight broadcast media centers, known as Seacrest Studios, in pediatric hospitals in cities across the country. He is also on the board of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
Originally from Atlanta, Seacrest’s professional career in broadcasting began at the age of 16 when he applied for an internship at one of Atlanta’s top radio stations, WSTR-STAR 94. While working at STAR 94 he finished high school and went on to attend the University of Georgia where he majored in journalism.
Seacrest currently resides in Los Angeles.