Ryan Seacrest is a common household name. Aside from gracing our TV screens for multiple decades, Ryan has also started a number of different businesses. He is an entertainment powerhouse that always seems to be working.
Ryan’s career started when he was just 16 years old. In 1990, he landed an esteemed internship at WSTR-FM, one of the top 40 Atlanta Radio Stations. As the youngest employee he worked hard and quickly advanced into the overnight weekend DJ position. He continued to work at WSTR-FM, while he attended the University of Georgia, where he studied journalism.
Seacrest wanted to be a successful radio personality and knew he need to be in Los Angeles in order to do so. He left his hometown, moved to California and enrolled in Santa Monica College. Starting his career in California was rough. He found it difficult to obtain any radio jobs at first. In 1993, he acquired his first job as a host for “Radical Outdoor Challenge”, a children’s show aired on ESPN. His career began to skyrocket from there. He also has a radio show called On Air with Ryan Seacrest.
Ryan went on to work a series of other similar jobs, until 2002. He was offered the deal of a lifetime and became the host for America’s longest airing singing competition show, American Idol. He hosted each season until 2016 when Fox decided to cancel it after it’s 15th season.
American Idol decided to revamp the famous singing competition show and bring Ryan Seacrest back as the host for its 16th season. Before he was offered the opportunity to return to Idol, he accepted a job with his good friend, Kelly Ripa, to co-host her ABC morning show, Live. Which has changed to, Live with Kelly and Ryan, ad-midst Ryan’s arrival to the show.
After countless discussions and negotiations, Ryan will be doing both shows. Which is no small feet. On the weekends He will fly out to shoot American Idol in Los Angeles and catch the red-eye back to New York to be on time for the filming of Live, on the weekdays. This is a perfect example of how Seacrest (@ryanseacrest) earned the title of “Hollywood’s Hardest Working Man”.
Other than his TV and radio shows, Ryan is also busy with his new fashion line: https://www.ryanseacrestdistinction.com/