Ryan Seacrest’s steady rise to the top of his media empire isn’t surprising to those who know him. Often referred to as the hardest-working person in show business, Ryan has a hand in media of all kinds from radio to red-carpet shows to television production. He found an interest in radio from a young age and worked hard to make a name for himself not just in hosting but spotting television gold.
Ryan’s infectious enthusiasm and confidence on-air has made him a great host, whether he’s freezing in Times Square on New Year’s Rockin’ Eve or looking for the next big hit across from Jennifer Lopez on the set of American Idol. After spending over a decade working in TV, Ryan was tapped to become the next host to sit alongside Kelly Ripa on Live with Kelly and Ryan. Following in the footsteps of Regis Philbin and Michael Strahan, Ryan was chosen after a very lengthy search by the network.
Ryan (@ryanseacrest) has been incredibly successful behind the camera as well, producing a series of hit television shows on the E! television network. He’s brought shows to television as executive producer such as Mixology, Shah’s of Sunset, Married to Jonas, and every iteration of the iconic Kardashian series.
With all of his extensive entertainment experience and education, Ryan’s natural choice for charity work focuses on broadcast media centers. Ryan is passionate about children’s healthcare and through his nonprofit organization the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, is bringing multimedia centers to pediatric hospitals across the United States. The Foundation’s aim is to not only entertain children suffering from illness but to educate and encourage them during treatment.
The Foundation has set up media centers in 10 different cities, with the newest addition coming to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital in Nashville. Taylor Swift surprised patients by appearing at the opening, inspiring and encouraging all in attendance. Other stars such as Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato support the Foundation as well, bringing awareness and hope to Ryan’s worthy cause.
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