The award-winning and creative entrepreneur Ryan Seacrest will be hosting the iconic music competition American Idol series in spring of 2018 when it premieres on ABC. Ryan occupies a unique position in nationally syndicated local radio stations, in addition to curving a niche in broadcast and cable televisions.
His business interests are varied, and he has direct involvement in media and entertainment companies. He is passionate about youth-oriented programs, and his philanthropic youth-focused activities have had a substantial impact nationwide.
On air with Ryan Seacrest is a number one listed Los Angeles morning drive-time show and is rated in the top 40 radio shows nationwide. Ryan is the Live with Kelly and Ryan morning talk show, ABC’s much-lauded New Year’s Eve annual program, and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Executive producer, all of which he co-hosts on Disney|ABC. On their website, ABC announces Ryan’s return to hosting America’s favorite and largest live broadcast New Year’s celebration, billing the event as Americas largest party of the year.
The TV personality has ventured into the entertainment industry and owns the Emmy winning entertainment company Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP). The company produces the Keeping up with the Kardashians E! sequel and the franchise, Live from the Red Carpet Award Shows, Bravo’s Shahs of Sunset that shows on E! Live, I Love Kellie Pickler and YouTube’s Best Cover Ever that is broadcasted by CMT. RSP is also the producer of the NBC drama sequel that stars Jennifer Lopez in Shades of Blue and Netflix’s Insatiable. Also, RSP produces Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution which is an Emmy Award-winning reality series.
Ryan’s business interests are also in Lifestyle, and he runs a Menswear clothing collection ‘Ryan Seacrest Distinction’ that exclusively sells at Macy’s. Ryan has a men’s skincare merchandise in partnership with the globally famous Dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer. He has relations with blue-chip companies and can list Coca-Cola and Ford among his longstanding endorsees.
Ryan involves himself in philanthropy serving as the chairman of Ryan Seacrest Foundation which has ten broadcast media centers in pediatric facilities around the country. He is also a serving board member of The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LCMA) in addition to being the Grammy Foundation honorary chair.
See Ryan’s profile on Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/profile/ryan-seacrest/