Ryan Seacrest recently entered into a groundbreaking agreement with NBCUniversal that includes on-air, broadcasting and producing duties across the NBC and E! Networks. Seacrest serves as a special correspondent for NBC News’ TODAY and contributes to NBC primetime news, and produces and contributes to NBC entertainment programming. Seacrest will also contribute to NBC’s primetime coverage of the Olympics, beginning with the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Seacrest holds preeminent positions in broadcast and cable television, nationally syndicated radio and local radio as both a producer and on-air host. He is celebrated internationally as host of the top-rated primetime talent showcase American Idol. Seacrest serves as Managing Editor of E! News, and contributes and produces editorial content and high-profile celebrity interviews. He also hosts and produces E!’s Live from the Red Carpet signature events.
Seacrest serves as an executive producer and hosts Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. He has been nominated for an Emmy® award in the “Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program” category for his work on American Idol, and has also hosted the live network broadcast of the Emmy® awards show. On radio, Seacrest is host of “On Air with Ryan Seacrest,” his market-topping #1 nationally syndicated LA morning drive-time radio show for Clear Channel’s 102.7 KIIS-FM, as well as a nationally-syndicated Top 40 radio show.
In 2006, Seacrest launched Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP), which has since become a television production powerhouse. RSP produces the hit series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” the highest-rated show on the E! network and the spin-offs Khloe and Lamar, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, and Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami. RSP also produced the Emmy Award-winning ABC reality series “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.” RSP also produces Melissa and Tye for CMT, Shah’s of Sunset, for Bravo, and Married to Jonas, which will premiere on August 19th on E!.
Originally from Atlanta, GA, Seacrest’s professional career in broadcasting began at the age of 16 when he applied for an internship at one of Atlanta’s top radio stations, WSTR-STAR 94. While working at STAR 94 he finished high school and went on to attend the University of Georgia where he majored in Journalism. Seacrest currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.