Ryan Seacrest holds preeminent positions in broadcast and cable television, nationally syndicated radio and local radio.
He is an Emmy-winning host and celebrated internationally as host of the top-rated primetime talent showcase “American Idol” on Fox. He is host and executive producer of ABC’s annual New Year’s eve program, “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” He 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 LA morning drive-time show for Clear Channel’s 102.7 KIIS-FM, as well as a nationally-syndicated Top 40 radio show.
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 the E! hit series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and spin-off “Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons,” and has produced “Married to Jonas” and “The Wanted Life” for the network. RSP currently produces “Shahs of Sunset” on Bravo, ” “How I Rock It” for Esquire,” “Webheads,” for Nickelodeon, and “The Speegle Life” for TLC. RSP is also producing a drama for NBC, “Shades of Blue,” starring Jennifer Lopez. The company produced the Emmy Award-winning reality series “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.”
Ryan Seacrest is an entrepreneur, investing in media and entertainment companies through his investment arm, Seacrest Global Group; he acquired Civic Entertainment Group, a marketing services company, in 2012 and also has investments in technology startups Pinterest, FlightCar, and Mobile System Security (MSS). Seacrest has also made independent investments in TYPO, a smartphone 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 (Digitours) and events (DigiFests), featuring a bill of YouTube based performers featuring pop, alternative rock, and hip hop artists/bands and comedians popular among Generation Z audiences; as well as the cable network, AXS TV.
In the fall of 2014, he will launch a new tailored clothing collection, Ryan Seacrest Distinction, at Macy’s. As part of the launch with Macy’s, he will host and executive produce “Fashion Rocks” on CBS. With this assignment, Seacrest becomes the first broadcaster to host shows on each of the four major networks – ABC (NYRE), CBS (Fashion Rocks), Fox (American Idol), and NBC (E! LFRC and specials).
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 seven broadcast media centers – Seacrest Studios – in pediatric hospitals in cities across the country including Atlanta, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Orange County, CA, and Philadelphia, with more on the way in 2014. He recently joined the board of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
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