Ryan Seacrest: Hosting Icon

Ryan Seacrest was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1974. His voice is recognized all over the world as one of the most note-worthy hosts of our time. Seacrest rose to fame as the host of American Idol beginning in 2001 when he co-hosted the show with Brian Dunkelman. Soon Seacrest was the only host of the show. From there his career expanded through television, radio, and the internet.

In 2004, Ryan Seacrest took over the American Top 40 from longtime host Casey Kasem. Along with the Top 40, Seacrest also has his own radio show called On Air With Ryan Seacrest, hosted by 102.7 KIIS FM. The show is nationally syndicated and available on iHeartRadio.

Seacrest also took over Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Years Eve show after Dick Clark passed away. When Regis Philbin decided to leave Live with Regis and Kelly, Ryan Seacrest was there to fill in and became the co-host and executive producer of what is now called Live with Kelly & Ryan.

Even off-camera, Ryan Seacrest is a household name. He is an entrepreneur and has built a brand for himself through different avenues. He is the creator of Ryan Seacrest Distinction, a successful menswear line. He has also partnered with Dr. Harold Lancer, a dermatologist, to create a widely recognized men’s skincare brand called Polished by Dr. Lancer. His brands are sold exclusively at Macy’s stores.

With all of his success, it is no wonder that he also has a philanthropic side. Seacrest is on the board of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He has also created the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. The foundation raises money to open broadcasting centers in pediatric units in hospitals all over the country. There are currently 10 centers open, called Seacrest Studios.

Ryan Seacrest will be known for his smooth voice, his award-winning productions, and his on-air personality for many years to come.

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