42 Facts About Ryan Seacrest


Ryan John Seacrest was born on December 24,1974 and is an American media personality and producer.


Ryan Seacrest is best known as the co-host and executive producer of Live with Kelly and Ryan and the host of multiple media shows including American Idol, American Top 40, and On Air with Ryan Seacrest.


Ryan Seacrest won an Emmy for producing Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution in 2010 and was nominated again in 2012.


Ryan John Seacrest was born in Atlanta on December 24,1974, the son of homemaker Constance Marie and real estate lawyer Gary Lee Seacrest.


Ryan Seacrest's father served as a lieutenant in the US Army, where his grandfather Henry Gene Skeen was a major general.


Ryan Seacrest was given the weekend overnight shift at WSTR.


Ryan Seacrest continued to work on air at WSTR until graduating from Dunwoody High in 1992.


Ryan Seacrest studied journalism at the University of Georgia in the fall of 1992.


Ryan Seacrest continued his radio show at a local station in Athens, Georgia.


Ryan Seacrest left the university at age 19 and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his broadcasting career.


In 1993, Ryan Seacrest hosted the first season of ESPN's Radical Outdoor Challenge.


Ryan Seacrest hosted three kids' game shows, Gladiators 2000 from 1994 to 1996, Wild Animal Games in 1995, and Click in 1997.


Ryan Seacrest appeared as the host of the fictional game show Lover's Lane on Beverly Hills, 90210 in "The Final Proof".


In 2002, Ryan Seacrest accepted the position as co-host of a new Fox reality television series American Idol with comedian Brian Dunkleman.


Ryan Seacrest remained host of the series until the end of its run in April 2016.


Ryan Seacrest occasionally served as a substitute host on the CNN television program Larry King Live, and co-emceed Larry King's final show with Bill Maher on December 16,2010.


Ryan Seacrest co-hosted the show delivering ABC's biggest New Year's numbers in twelve years, with 22.8 million viewers.


Ryan Seacrest contributed to the Today Show, Olympics coverage, entertainment programming, as well as news and other special events.


Ryan Seacrest was an NBC correspondent for the 2012 London Olympic Games and co-hosted the closing ceremony with Bob Costas and Al Michaels.


In 2016, Ryan Seacrest hosted NBC's live late-night coverage for the Rio Olympic Games.


Ryan Seacrest succeeded Michael Strahan starting work on the day of the announcement.


Ryan Seacrest made his last appearance as full-time host on April 14,2023.


Ryan Seacrest has stated that he will return to guest host whenever Consuelos is unavailable, meaning he is not permanently leaving the show.


In 2013, Ryan Seacrest hosted The Million Second Quiz which was an interactive game show on NBC.


Ryan Seacrest hosted Knock Knock Live in 2015, which premiered on Fox.


In January 2004, Ryan Seacrest became the new host of the radio program American Top 40, a syndicated weekly countdown show, created and formerly hosted by Casey Kasem.


In February 2004, Ryan Seacrest became host of Los Angeles radio station KIIS-FM's morning show, replacing long-time host Rick Dees.


Ryan Seacrest renewed his contract with Premiere and KIIS parent company iHeartMedia in September 2021, a contract that will last through the end of 2025.


In 2018, Ryan Seacrest joined the Paley Center for Media's Board of Trustees.


Ryan Seacrest was a principal investor in the Typo keyboard, which aimed at cloning the BlackBerry physical keyboard for use with iPhone devices that launched in 2014.


Ryan Seacrest is an investor and partner at Pathwater, a brand of purified water offered in a refillable aluminum bottle.


Ryan Seacrest worked with Burberry's Christopher Bailey who designed Ryan Seacrest's suits for red carpet events as well as New Year's Eve since 2009 and American Idol starting in 2010.


Ryan Seacrest wore close-fitting suits and decided to make something similar for a wider audience at an "accessible" price point.


Ryan Seacrest partnered with dermatologist Harold Lancer to produce the men's skincare line Polished.


Ryan Seacrest announced the line in August 2017 on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.


Ryan Seacrest did voice overs for the Braves' "Welcome Home" broadcast media campaign.


Ryan Seacrest serves on the board of trustees of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and honorary co-chair of the GRAMMY Foundation board, which later merged with the GRAMMY Museum and became the GRAMMY Museum Foundation.


Ryan Seacrest had a two-year on-and-off relationship with model Sara Jean Underwood, which was revealed on The Howard Stern Show in 2009.


Ryan Seacrest began dating dancer and actress Julianne Hough in April 2010.


Ryan Seacrest dated model Shayna Taylor from 2017 until 2020.


In May 2016, Ryan Seacrest returned to the University of Georgia to serve as the commencement speaker at the graduation ceremony and receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.


In October 2022, Ryan Seacrest announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19 for the first time; he experienced only mild symptoms and expressed surprise that he had not been infected earlier.