Ryan Seacrest is well known in the United States as he is one of the most popular radio personalities of the 21st century with his KIIS-FM “On Air with Ryan Secrest” morning radio show.. Seacrest is also well known as a television host as he has hosted American Idol and America Top 40.
Seacrest’s career began to take off in 1993 when he hosted the show “Radical Outdoor Challenge” on ESPN. Some of the other shows that he has hosted have been “Gladiators 2000”, “Wild Animal Games”, “Click”, and a reality show “Ultimate Revenge” on TNN.
Seacrest became the co-host of the FOX reality show “American Idol” in 2002. This is the career move the shot him to stardom. In 2003 he moved up from co-host on the show to the sole host. Seacrest also hosted the “American Idol” spin-off series “American Juniors”.
Seacrest’s next career move would be as the co-host of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” on ABC in 2005. Not only would Seacrest co-host the program, but he would also be the executive producer of the show. After Clark’s passing, Seacrest took over as the full time host and the show was renamed “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest”. He has also hosted on occasion for “Larry King Live” on CNN and co-hosted with Bill Maher King’s final broadcast in December of 2010.
As of July 21, 2015 Seacrest became the host of “Knock Knock Live“, a show where celebrities visit every day people who have done something special and reward them with their choice of either winning a prize, meeting celebrities or having there own personal dream come true.
In May of 2017 Kelly Ripa announced that Seacrest would be joining her on her morning show as a permanent co-host, now named “Live with Kelly and Ryan”. Seacrest began as the co-host that same day.
Ryan Seacrest launched the “Ryan Seacrest Foundation” in 2010, a non-profit that focuses on youth with both entertainment and educational initiatives. Singer and actress Selena Gomez was appointed by Seacrest as Ambassador to the Foundation in 2012.