American Idol, the iconic music competition series premiered in 2002 and Ryan Seacrest was one of the co-hosts of the show. That was the first time America saw Ryan Seacrest at work. It was his job to introduce the contestants and to help his co-host Brian Dunkleman keeps the pace of the show consistent with its time slot. Since his American debut, Ryan Seacrest has acquired several new roles.
In 2004, Ryan Seacrest hosted his own nationally syndicated talk show that aired on KTTV and KCOP-TV, Los Angeles. The show ran for nine months before it was cancelled. Unlike his short lived TV show, Seacrest’s radio hosting gig has lasted for more than twenty years. Today, he hosts a nationally syndicated morning radio show, On Air with Ryan on KISS FM that airs in Los Angeles. This followed his previous show airing on radio station 98.7 KYSR for eight years until 2003. In 2008, On Air with Ryan became nationally syndicated.
Dick Clark, the famous radio and television personality best known for hosting American Band Stand, Pyramid, the game show and New Year’s Rockin’ Eve was seeking a co-host. Ryan Seacrest became that co-host in 2005, aiding Dick Clark who had suffered from dysarthria after a stroke which impaired his speech. Seacrest stayed as host and executive producer of the show until Clark’s death in 2012. At that time, Seacrest took over all of Clark’s former responsibilities for the special.
In an article from the New York Times, it says that the constantly busy person, Seacrest added over sight for his charity to his workload, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. The charity builds radio and television studios in children’s hospitals. Seacrest Studios inspire children exposing them to radio, television and new media with the goal of educating, inspiring and entertaining them during their hospital stay.
He has so many responsibilities demanding his time, yet Ryan Seacrest doesn’t slow down. As of May 2017, he became the co-host of Live with Kelly and Ryan, the ABC morning show originally debuting with Regis Philbin and Kathy Lee Gifford as co-hosts. Now in its 31st season, Seacrest is helping Kelly Ripa keep the ratings high. Looks like Seacrest, a fashion line owner, has yet another hosting victory to add to his career. Get in touch with Ryan Seacrest on Facebook.