Ryan Seacrest is the most popular radio disc jockey in America. His popularity is among all generations of fans, which only continues to rise each year. Ryan has held the Los Angeles KIIS FM morning radio show, “On Air With Ryan Seacrest,” since 2004. He has been compared to the late disc jockey Casey Kasem, who made an indelible mark on the music industry with his America Top 40 countdown each week. Ryan has followed in Casey’s footsteps with taking over that role.
Ryan was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in December 1974. At the age of 43, he has a reputation for holding several hosting jobs at one time and has been declared as the “hardest working man in music and TV ” by many celebrities.
He is now the co-host of “Live With Kelly and Ryan” alongside Kelly Ripa. Ryan performs his morning show in New York via satellite from the “Live With Kelly and Ryan” studio. Ryan is best known as the American Idol show host. Although the show did declare the final season in 2016, it returned in 2018 with a “reboot,” with Ryan as the host.
Ryan founded the Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF) in 2010. “I want to have a more lasting impact on children’s lives,” says Ryan. The foundation has nine operating centers in the U.S. to help children who are facing life-threatening illnesses. The mission of the foundation is to use the creative realms of multimedia to encourage and inspire children. The foundation incorporates music, television and new media to bring excitement to the lives of children in hospitals all across the country.
Hospitals are equipped with a closed-circuit media center. Actress and singer, Selena Gomez is Ambassador for RSF. She also joined Ryan alongside singer Joe Jonas during one of the nine openings of the media centers in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Ryan has unofficially been declared as the “modern era Dick Clark,” who was the most prolific music personality in America with a career that spanned over six decades. Prior to Mr. Clark’s passing in 2012, he and Ryan shared the hosting duties of the iconic “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” show that Mr. Clark started in 1972. Ryan has since taken over the hosting duties.