Ryan Seacrest is a radio personality, host and producer of multiple companies and productions. He is best known for hosting the well-known vocal competition, American Idol. Seacrest has many subsidiaries from this success such as On Air with Ryan Seacrest and Live with Kelly and Ryan.
Seacrest was born in Atlanta. He won an internship at WSTR, a radio station based out of Atlanta. He was still attending high school during this time. He worked with Tom Sullivan during the internship. Seacrest studied journalism at the University of Georgia. He continued to be involved with radio via the local Athens station. He discontinued his college studies at 19 and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in broadcasting. As per GQ, during May of 2016, Ryan Seacrest was presented with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of Georgia, the same school he attended many years prior.
He initiated his own company called Ryan Seacrest Productions. As a result, his production company has received many awards for their efforts. Ryan Seacrest Productions produces programs such as E! Live from the Red Carpet and Bravo’s Shahs of Sunset. Ryan Seacrest Productions also produces the show Shades of Blue. His company has allowed him to be involved with multiple opportunities and become well versed in the industry.
According to Forbes.com, his brand has expanded into retail and clothing. He has a clothing line sold at Macy’s. He also has a men’s skincare line, with the popular dermatologist, Dr. Harold Lancer. Seacrest has received endorsements with companies such as Coca-Cola and Ford. He is chairman of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. The Ryan Seacrest Foundation has opened 10 broadcast media centers within pediatric hospitals in major cities around the country. He serves on the board at the LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art). Seacrest is an honorary chair of the Grammy Foundation.
Throughout the course of his career, Seacrest, also a radio show host, has hosted and been involved in many popular productions and programs for decades.
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