To many of us Ryan Seacrest will forever be etched in our mind as the long time host of American Idol, but the business, philanthropy, and even fashion sides to his image go much deeper. Seacrest has been in the news this past year as the new co-host of the Emmy winning team of “Live” morning TV show alongside Kelly Ripa. While it would seem to make sense to us old time American Idol watchers to see him go from hosting one show to hosting another, he has done so much more to prepare himself for this position than we might realize.
From his early success as the host of American Idol in 2006 Ryan Seacrest crated Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) which has become a Hollywood Influencer to say the least. RSP’s production resume such hits as “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and its spin-offs, the “E! Live from the Red Carpet” award shows, Bravo and CMT series “Shahs of Sunset” and “I Love Kellie Pickler,” the NBC drama series staring Jennifer Lopez “Shades of Blue,” and the Emmy Award-winning reality series “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.” Ryan Seacrest has been busy since we last saw him announcing winners and losers of nation-wide votes on a singing competition!
Ryan Seacrest is also the host of the #1 nationally syndicated “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” Los Angeles drive-time radio talk show.
In 2014 Seacrest launched “Distinction” a Macy’s exclusive men’s tailored clothing and accessories line, which has developed into one of the bright spots in Macy’s business in the past 10 years! He also has a men’s skincare business that is just about ready to launch called “Polished by Dr. Lancer,” with his partner Hollywood dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer.
As the chairman of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, in just eight years Seacrest has overseen the building of 10 “Seacrest Studios,” broadcast media centers, in pediatric hospitals across the country. These studios allow child patients to explore and engage in radio, TV, and news media.
While we might always remember him for his time on American Idol, Ryan Seacrest truly is a man of many talents, not the least of which is giving back and building up our society.