Born in 1974, Ryan John Seacrest has become one of the most famous personalities in history. He is most known for his newly-launched menswear and hosting duties on American Idol. However, Seacrest has done more in his long career than one singing competition.
As a young child, Seacrest knew what he wanted to do as a grown up, be a radio personality. He actually had his first radio show on air during the 1990s in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. Later, he went to college, but did not stay. Seacrest left college before graduating because he wanted to start his career. He knew if he wanted to become a radio personality, he had to go to Hollywood.
One of his first jobs in Hollywood was hosting a radio show called Ryan Seacrest for the Ride Home. He did find other jobs during the 1990s like a kids’ show called Click.
It wasn’t until that 2002, when Seacrest got the big break he dreamed he would get. He co-hosted American Idol. He would later get the hosting duties to himself. Seacrest didn’t rest on his newfound American Idol fame. Instead, he worked hard to acquired one job after another. For instance, he became the host of the American Top 40 and On Air with Ryan Seacrest.
He worked on television shows besides Idol too. In 2005, he began working with his idol, Dick Clark, on the New Year’s Eve specials. He hosted E! News show until 2011. He was chosen by NBC to help with their summer Olympics coverage in London and hosted a game show.
Ryan Seacrest ventured into producing too. His company produced a variety of reality television shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians. He’s won an Emmy award for producing a cooking show called Food Revolution.
Seacrest has never been a star who thought solely about himself. He’s used his fame to help other people. For instance, he created the Ryan Seacrest Foundation to help children in pediatric hospital. He’s opened fully operational broadcast media centers called Seacrest Studios. The studios are a positive aid in the healing process during their time in the hospital.