Ryan Seacrest

Radio Personality / TV Personality
Date Of Birth:
24 December 1974
Place Of Birth:
Atlanta, Georgia
Best Known As:
The host of TV's American Idol

Ryan Seacrest is the host of TV's American Idol: The Search for a Superstar, the popular talent show that launched pop singers Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard. Seacrest got his start in the mid-1990s on FM radio in Atlanta, Georgia and Los Angeles, California. After several hosting jobs on syndicated television shows, Seacrest landed a gig on American Idol in 2002. The show's success helped Seacrest spread his hosting talents to the weekday TV and radio magazine/variety program On-Air with Ryan Seacrest and the radio countdown show American Top 40. He reportedly signed a three-year contract worth $45 million in 2009 to stay on with the American Idol production company.

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Ryan Seacrest is an executive producer of the Kim Kardashian reality series, Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

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