Ryan Seacrest

Host Biography

Ryan Seacrest is the host of the iconic music competition series American Idol as it returns to television for its first season on ABC in spring 2018.

Seacrest is an award-winning creative entrepreneur and holds preeminent positions as a host and producer in nationally syndicated and local radio, as well as in broadcast and cable television.

His entrepreneurial interests have led to his involvement in a diverse range of media and entertainment companies, while his philanthropic efforts — focused on youth-oriented initiatives — are having a significant impact nationwide.

On radio, Seacrest is host of On Air with Ryan Seacrest, his No. 1 nationally syndicated Los Angeles morning drive-time show for iHeartMedia's 102.7 KIIS-FM, as well as a nationally syndicated Top 40 radio show.

Seacrest is co-host and executive producer on the Disney|ABC syndicated morning talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan. He is also host and executive producer of ABC's annual New Year's Eve program, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest, as well as the top awards show franchise, E! Live from the Red Carpet.

Seacrest helms Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP), an Emmy®-winning entertainment production company. RSP produces the hit E! series Keeping Up with the Kardashians and its spinoffs, as well as E! Live from the Red Carpet award shows, Bravo's Shahs of Sunset, CMT's I Love Kellie Pickler and YouTube's Best.Cover.Ever. Additionally, RSP produces Shades of Blue, an NBC drama series starring Jennifer Lopez, and Insatiable for Netflix. The company also produced the Emmy Award-winning reality series Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution.

He has a burgeoning lifestyle enterprise, which includes a menswear collection, Ryan Seacrest Distinction, sold exclusively at Macy's, and a men's skincare line, Polished by Dr. Lancer, in partnership with famed global dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer. He also has long-standing endorsement relationships with blue-chip brands including Coca-Cola and Ford.

His philanthropic efforts include serving as chairman of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF), which has opened 10 broadcast media centers — Seacrest Studios — in pediatric hospitals in cities across the country. Seacrest also serves on the board of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and as honorary chair of the Grammy Foundation.

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