Ryan Seacrest has made a name for himself in both radio and television. Now he’s using that worldwide name recognition to help children recovering from and/or fighting an illness. Seacrest began his career in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia with a radio show. However, he had to move to Los Angeles to find his stardom.
American Idol Launched Ryan Seacrest’s Career.
At the time Seacrest won the television hosting gig at American Idol, he had been working in Los Angeles for a while. One of his first jobs in Hollywood was in radio. He hosted an afternoon radio show called Ryan Seacrest for the Ride Home.
The radio show ended in 2004. In 2003, Seacrest lived the dream that many radio personalities wish to have. He went into syndication with On Air with Ryan Seacrest. The next year, Seacrest began hosting the iconic American Top 40.
American Idol was not his only hosting job in front of the camera. Prior to his big break on Idol, he was hired to host ESPN’s Radical Outdoor Challenge. He also hosted the syndicated television show for children called Click.
In 2005, Seacrest took over for another one of his idols (the first being Casey KasEm) Dick Clark. He co-hosted the New Year’s Eve Special Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. At that time, he also worked for E! News.
Seacrest has even made time in his ultra-busy schedule to work behind the scenes. He has produced television shows such as Keeping Up with the Kardashians. He won an Emmy Award for another television show called Food Revolution.
Ryan Seacrest Foundation Aids the Healing Process for Children Through Music.
Seacrest started his foundation with the initiative to build real broadcast media centers inside pediatric hospitals. These media broadcast centers named Seacrest Studios are creative outlets for children staying in the hospital because it gives them the chance to learn while they heal.
Ryan Seacrest knew at a young age he wanted to be a radio personality. He worked hard to make his dream reality. Although he has a stellar career, he is most proud of helping children in the hospital.