Most know Ryan Seacrest best as the host of the first fifteen seasons of American Idol. His name is just as synonymous with the show as any of the judges or winners of the long-running talent competition. While it’s what he is best known for, it should not be the only thing.
While he may no longer be the host of American Idol, he can be heard on the radio each week hosting America’s Top 40 as well as his daily morning show On the Air with Ryan. Radio was Seacrest’s first experience in hosting when he was a teenager, and knew it to be his calling; he genuinely enjoys connecting with his listeners and guests, and knows the best way to go about that is TV.
According to the NY Times, shortly after American Idol ended it’s run on Fox, Seacrest had an opportunity to co-host the morning talk show Live with his personal friend Kelly Ripa. They quickly formed a charming on-screen bond that helped bring Ryan Seacrest back to live television hosting.
Ryan Seacrest brands himself as a distinct blend of charmingly relatable and trendiness; he has a way to make his audience feel just as close to the action and stars as he is. These traits can be seen in his other business ventures, such Ryan Seacrest Distinction (a collection of modernized classic styles for men) and his skincare line Polished.
According to E-Online, now that Seacrest has regained his share of the spotlight in pop-culture and built a name for himself outside of Idol, he is able to take his connection to his audience to another level. Starting in 2010, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation has built radio studios in nine children’s hospitals across the country, giving these children an opportunity to explore several forms entertainment media and providing creative therapy.
On Air With Ryan: https://onairwithryan.iheart.com/