Before he started the world’s most recognizable reality TV family and before he became the most recognizable television host in America, Ryan Seacrest was a teenager in Georgia pursuing his already well-established dream of a career in radio broadcasting. This passion would stick with Ryan long after he arrived in Los Angeles in 1993 and continues to this day, most notably in his number one radio show as well as his highly important philanthropic work with children.
After arriving in California, Ryan Seacrest began working as a television host and built a steady career and reputation in the industry. In 2002, he began hosting what would become the global phenomenon that is American Idol. At the time, Ryan didn’t know that this would be the launching pad of his enormous career in the media industry and American Idol would become a show that he would continue to be involved in over 10 years later. Although judges and networks have come and gone on American Idol, Ryan Seacrest (@ryanseacrest) became the most consistent presence on the show.
When Ryan Seacrest isn’t hosting American Idol, he also hosts his number one nationally syndicated radio show, On Air with Ryan which is broadcast from Los Angeles. He also co-hosts the hit morning talk show on ABC, Live with Kelly and Ryan which is taped in New York City.
Although all these duties keeps Ryan’s schedule jam packed, he still makes time for one of his most important projects, The Ryan Seacrest Foundation. Ryan created the foundation out of his love of radio broadcasting and his desire to help children battling illnesses. The Ryan Seacrest Foundation builds media studios within pediatric hospitals so that children who rarely get the opportunity to leave the hospital are able to have a creative outlet. So far The Ryan Seacrest Foundation has opened studios in 10 different cities across the United States with plans to keep on expanding.