Ryan Seacrest: Floating Back to the Top

Ryan Seacrest has been synonymous with the entertainment industry for as long as most people can remember. Recently Seacrest was asked back to the hosting forefront regarding one of America’s most iconic talent-judging shows, American Idol, now on ABC after 15 years of previously airing on FOX and its subsequent cancellation in 2016. Seacrest promises to be an extremely visible face on the ABC network as he will additionally be co-hosting the daytime talk show, Live With Kelly and Ryan with mainstay Kelly Ripa.

Ryan Seacrest’s broadcasting career started in high school during his awarded internship with WSTR, an Atlanta radio station. Seacrest’s hosting and television career began in 1993 with a program called ESPN’s Radical Outdoor Challenge, a short-lived kids game show. He hosted three more kids game shows soon after; Seacrest hosted syndicated children’s game show and American Gladiators spinoff Gladiators 2000 from 1994 to 1996, Family Channel‘s children’s game show Wild Animal Games from 1995 to 1996, and syndicated youth-based game show Click from 1997 to 1999. Ryan Seacrest also had a guest spot as a game show host on popular television series Beverly Hills, 90210 at around this time period.

In 2002, Ryan Seacrest was chosen for his most iconic and most recognizable role to date; he became the host for a brand new reality show called American Idol. As the show’s popularity grew, so did Seacrest’s. He became as interchangeable with the show as the judges and the talent. Besides judge Randy Jackson, Seacrest was the only original member of the show to stay the entire run.

In 2004, Ryan Seacrest began hosting Los Angeles-based morning radio show On Air With Ryan which he still MC’s today. Seacrest replaced the long-time host, Rick Dees. In 2010, He launched his Ryan Seacrest Foundation, a nonprofit organization. In 2014, Seacrest started his very own clothing line called Ryan Seacrest Distinction. The price point is designed with the regular consumer in mind.


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