With his thriving broadcasting career and multiple ventures, Ryan Seacrest is at the forefront of the media and entertainment industry. While hosting and producing multiple television and radio programs, building his Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) banner into a leading television production company and managing a myriad of brand and business ventures, Seacrest is redefining what it means to be a successful Hollywood entrepreneur.
He also holds preeminent positions in broadcast and cable television, nationally syndicated radio and local radio as both an EmmyÂ®-winning producer and host. He is celebrated internationally as host of the top-rated primetime talent showcase â€œAmerican Idolâ€ on Fox, serves as an executive producer and host of â€œDick Clarkâ€™s New Yearâ€™s Rockinâ€™ Eve with Ryan Seacrestâ€ on ABC, and has a groundbreaking agreement with NBCUniversal that includes on-air broadcasting and producing duties across the NBC and E! networks.
On radio, Seacrest is host of â€œOn Air with Ryan Seacrest,â€ his market-topping #1 nationally syndicated LA morning drive-time show for Clear Channelâ€™s 102.7 KIIS-FM, as well as a nationally-syndicated Top 40 radio show.
Seacrest launched Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) in 2006, which has since become an Emmy-winning television production powerhouse creating unscripted, scripted and digital programming. RSP produces the E! hit series â€œKeeping Up with the Kardashiansâ€ and spin-offs â€œKourtney and Kim Take Miamiâ€ and â€œKhloe and Lamar.â€ RSP is currently producing â€œMarried to Jonasâ€ on E! and â€œShahs of Sunsetâ€ on Bravo. The company also produced the Emmy Award-winning reality series â€œJamie Oliverâ€™s Food Revolution.â€
Seacrest is also an investor in media and entertainment companies: he recently made an investment in Civic Entertainment Group, a marketing services company, as well as in the new cable channel, AXS TV. He has strategic partnerships with several blue-chip brands including Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, and Ford.
Additionally, he is Chairman of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for seriously ill and injured children through unique programs that utilize multimedia and interactive platforms. RSF is building broadcast media centers within hospitals for children to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media. RSF recently opened broadcast media centers in Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Dallas.
Seacrest has been profiled in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Fortune, Forbes, ranked #1 on The Hollywood Reporterâ€™s Reality list in 2012 and 2011, named to Fast Companyâ€™s â€œ100 Most Creative People in the Businessâ€ issue, Advertising Ageâ€™s â€œEntertainment A-List,â€ and named #5 Most Influential Person on Twitter by The New York Times.
Originally from Atlanta, GA, Seacrestâ€™s professional career in broadcasting began at the age of 16 when he applied for an internship at one of Atlantaâ€™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.