Ryan Seacrest, a TV star, Radio host, and passionate philanthropist.
Beginnings and Television career
Ryan Seacrest is a TV and Radio personality born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1974 to a real estate lawyer and a homemaker. As an infant, unlike the rest of the kids, Ryan enjoyed playing talk show host instead of playing with toys. Soon after, at the age of 16 Seacrest started an internship at WSTR FM working with Tom Sullivan who eventually trained him and gave him a job on the radio station working weekends. Eventually, he left when he got accepted into the University of Georgia (UGA) after graduating high school.
Finding the need to pursue his passion he eventually found the need to leave UGA and move to Hollywood, CA where he would suddenly be surrounded by opportunities. Though very popular as a radio host, his breakthrough and eventual success came in the form of TV hosting when in 1993 he hosted the first season of Radical Outdoor Challenge on ESPN. The following years he continued to host TV shows such as Knock Knock Live, American Idol and Live with Kelly and Ryan alongside Kelly Ripa. Throughout the years he has also continued working on radio with his latest and current show being On Air with Ryan Seacrest.
Seacrest inaugurated the Ryan Seacrest Foundation in 2010 and two years later named Selena Gomez the Ambassador. The foundation currently serves nine children hospitals in seven different states including Massachusetts, Colorado, Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and two in California.
The Ryan Seacrest Foundation focuses on the wellbeing of kids and has recently committed to creating a new project called Seacrest Studios. The project is based in hospitals, where children are encouraged to explore radio and media. Seacrest Studios provides suffering children with motivation, energy, and optimism. Something they need as they go through long and painful healing procedures. Visit Ryan Seacrest’s Facebook page if you want to get involved with RSF.
The project also aims to reach out to media students who want to gain hands-on experience in the fields of broadcasting, programming, and multimedia center operations.
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