Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest is an American radio personality, show host, and producer who is most known for hosting the hit show American Idol.  He was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia.  His parents, Constance and Gary Lee Seacrest, welcomed him into the world on December 24, 1974.  As a child, his mother stated that he was always more interested in playing with a microphone and putting on shows, rather than your typical boy's toys.  When Ryan attended high school, he won an internship at WSTR Fm with Tom Sullivan, and was taught about radio.

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After getting his first opportunity to go on air when a DJ called in sick, he was given the weekend overnight shift.  He remained at WSTR until he graduated high school and went to University of Georgia to study journalism, but he left at age 19 to move to Hollywood to pursue a broadcasting career.

After moving to Hollywood, Ryan held a number of different hosting positions on television shows, such as ESPN's Radical Outdoor Challenge, Gladiators 2000, Wild Animal Games, Click, Saturday Night Movie, and the reality show Ultimate Revenge.  He also appeared as the host of a fictional game show on Beverly Hills 90210.  His big break, however, came in 2002 when he accepted the job as co-host of American Idol.  Soon after, he became the sole host and Ryan gained international fame and recognition.  During this time, he also hosted American Juniors, a spin-off of American Idol.  Ryan then became the highest paid reality television host after signing a deal for $45 million in 2009 to remain on American Idol; he signed a two year deal in 2012 for $30 million.  

Aside from hosting American Idol, Ryan became the co-host and executive producer of Dick Clark's New Years Rockin' Eve, although he did most of the hosting responsibilities because of Dick Clark's impairment due to a stroke.  In 2009 they renamed the show, adding "With Ryan Seacrest" at the end.  Ryan also served as a substitute host for Larry King Live.  In addition to all of his hosting gigs,he also hosts Knock Knock Live, a show on Fox that brings regular people prizes for doing extraordinary things.  On May 1, 2017, Ryan officially joined Kelly Ripa as the co-host of Live with Kelly and Ryan, previously Live with Kelly and Live with Kelly and Michael.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 24 Dec, 1974
Age: 45 yrs
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Dunwoody
residence: New York City
Education: University of Georgia
Gender: Male
Description: American television host, radio host and television producer
Net Worth 2021: 450 million
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Last Modified: Jun 27 2020
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