Ryan Seacrest holds preeminent positions in broadcast and cable television, nationally syndicated radio and local radio. He is also 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 television production powerhouse creating unscripted, scripted and digital programming. RSP produces the E! hit series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and spin-off “Kourtney and Kim Take Miami,” 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,” “Go Viral,” for Nickelodeon, and “Girls in the Game” for VH1. RSP is also producing “Mixology,” a new scripted series for ABC, as well as “The Restart Project,” a digital series for AOL. The company produced the Emmy Award-winning reality series “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.”
Seacrest is also an entrepreneur, investing in media and entertainment companies through his investment arm, Seacrest Global Group: he recently made an investment in Civic Entertainment Group, a marketing services company, and has also made investments in technology startups including Pinterest, FlightCar and TYPO, a smartphone accessory company that was one of the biggest stories at this year’s CES. He is also an investor in AXS TV, Mark Cuban’s cable network.
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 six broadcast media centers in pediatric hospitals across the country – Seacrest Studios – in cities including Atlanta, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Dallas, Orange County, CA, and Philadelphia, with more on the way in 2014.
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