Ryan Seacrest: Charming the Airwaves

This September, Ryan Seacrest will kick off his second season as co-host of the long running morning talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan. Such a milestone calls for big plans and even bigger expectations, but Ryan is no stranger to either.

Seacrest got his start in the mid-1990s on Los Angeles radio station 98.7 FM. His show, Ryan Seacrest for The Ride Home, became the #1 daily afternoon talk show and would go on to be a popular program for nearly a decade. In 2003, he began a syndicated show, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, for iHeartMedia, and once again climbed to the top of the charts. It’s no surprise that not long after he took over for broadcasting legend Casey Kasem as host of American Top 40.

Naturally, Seacrest’s charm lead him to television, where he shot to notoriety in 2002 as the host of the television phenomenon American Idol. Years later, Seacrest would go on to forge deals with NBC Universal to appear on other programs, including the Today show, coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics, and the NBC game show The Million Second Quiz. Around that time, he started hosting the cable entertainment show, E! News, and even took over as host and executive producer of the iconic Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.

However, his creativity isn’t just limited to being on camera. His company, Ryan Seacrest Productions, has been responsible for many programs including, the hugely popular, Keeping Up with the Kardashians and, the Emmy Award-winning reality series, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.

Seacrest has also proven himself a capable entrepreneur with the founding of Ryan Seacrest Distinction, a fashion brand specialized in tailored menswear and accessories, and Polished by Dr. Lancer, a men’s skin care line. He also serves as chairman of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed at inspiring youths to explore their creativity in the realms of radio, television and new media.

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