Radio and television host, as well as producer, Ryan Seacrest, was born on December 24, 1974. He started his career in the 90s and have hosted many popular radio and television shows. He co-hosted the first season of American Idol with Brian Dunkleman in 2002 before becoming the sole host of the show in the seasons thereafter. The show was incredibly successful and made Ryan Seacrest into a household name. Though American Idol originally ended its run in 2015, ABC revived the show for a 16th and 17th season, with Seacrest, once again, as the host.
In addition to American Idol, Ryan Seacrest serves as the executive producer and host of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. He shared the host position with Dick Clark starting from 2005 up until Clark’s death in 2012. In 2017, Seacrest became Kelly Ripa’s co-host on the Live with Kelly and Ryan morning show. Other than television shows, he also hosts the radio show On Air with Ryan Seacrest on KIIS-FM, which became nationally syndicated in 2008.
In 2006, Ryan Seacrest established Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP), a production company that has created many hit series including Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, which has won an Emmy. Some of the other series produced by the company are Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Shades of Blue, and Shahs of Sunset.
His menswear collection, Ryan Seacrest Distinction, was launched in 2014 with Macy’s holding the exclusive rights to sell the collection. He also launched Polish, a skincare line produced with Dr. Harold Lancer, in 2017. Check out this article from the New York Times to see Seacrest’s workout routine.
Ryan Seacrest is also known for his philanthropy. He established the Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF), a nonprofit organization, in 2010. The RSF strives to help inspire kids by using entertainment based initiatives, which includes opening broadcast media centers, also known as Seacrest Studios, in pediatric hospitals. Currently there are 10 of these centers opened.