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Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest is a notable American TV presenter, host, and producer. Ryan Seacrest gained immense fame as the co-host of Live with Kelly and Ryan and American Idol among others.

Early Life

Ryan Seacrest was born on December 24, 1974, and his current age is 49 years old. Ryan hails from Atlanta, Georgia, and Capricorn. Talking about his family, Ryan’s parents are mother Constance Marie (née Zullinger) and father Gary Lee Seacrest. His father is a real estate lawyer who served as a Lieutenant in the US Army. Further, Ryan’s grandfather is Henry Gene Skeen, who was a Major General in the US Army.

Moreover, Ryan’s mother is a homemaker who shared that Ryan would always have a little microphone and do shows in the house instead of playing with G.I. Joes or Cowboys and Indians. Likewise, he has a sister named Meredith Marie Seacrest. Meredith is a producer famous for her work in The Buried Life and Live with Kelly and Ryan.

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Caption: Ryan poses for a photo with his parents and sister on his high school graduation. Source: Instagram

Ryan Seacrest – Education

At the young age of 14 years, Ryan attended Dunwoody High School. Then at 16 years old, Ryan won an internship at 94.1 WSTR (FM) in Atlanta. Back then, he was still in high school. At 94.1 WSTR, Ryan worked with Tom Sullivan.

The young Ryan worked on-air at WSTR until his high school graduation in 1992. The young talent then attended the University of Georgia in the fall of 1992. There, Ryan majored in journalism. Ryan then continued his radio show at a local Athens station. However, at age 19, Ryan left the university and moved to Hollywood. He made this move to pursue his broadcasting career.

Although he dropped out of the university earlier, Ryan received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of Georgia in May 2016. Ryan also gave the commencement speech at the graduation ceremony that year.

Career and Professional Life

Professionally, Ryan is a famous TV presenter, producer, radio host, and co-host of Live with Kelly and Ryan. Ryan frequently hosts programs on multiple media platforms like American Idol, American Top 40, and On Air with Ryan Seacrest among others.

Likewise, in the year 2006, Ryan co-hosted and became an executive producer of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. The host reprises his roles as a host and executive producer for this annual show at present too. This program is broadcast from Times Square in New York City. This has been ongoing since Dick Clark’s death in the year 2012.

Additionally, Ryan began working as a co-host of Live with Kelly and Ryan permanently on May 1, 2017. Moreover, the producer has also received nominations for the Emmy Award for American Idol from 2004 to 2013. He received the nomination again in 2016.

Likewise, Ryan received an Emmy for producing Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution in the year 2010. He got the nomination once again in the year 2012. Then in the year 2018, Ryan received nominations for Live with Kelly and Ryan in “Outstanding Talk Show Entertainment” and “Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host”.

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Caption: Ryan Seacrest poses for a photo with the co-host Kelly of ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’. Source: Instagram

Ryan Seacrest – Philanthropy

In the year 2010, producer Ryan launched the nonprofit “Ryan Seacrest Foundation”. This foundation has ten centers at various children’s hospitals and healthcare centers in various locations ranging from Atlanta, Orange County, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Dallas, Boston, and Colorado.

Moreover, in April 2012, Ryan named Selena Gomez as Ambassador to the Foundation. Then in February 2017, Ryan’s foundation partnered with the Atlanta Braves. This was to promote the foundation at SunTrust Park. The producer did voice work for the Braves’ Welcome Home broadcast media campaign.

Furthermore, the producer also serves on the board of trustees of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Ryan is likewise an honorary co-chair of the GRAMMY Foundation board. The latter merged with the GRAMMY Museum, later on, becoming the GRAMMY Museum Foundation.

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Caption: Ryan Seacrest poses for a photo with Katty Perry, Chayce Beckham, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan at American Idol. Source: Instagram

Brand Endorsements

The famous personality is also popular for her brand endorsement activities. She has endorsed or promoted several brands like Ford and iHeartMedia.

Ryan Seacrest – Net Worth 2024

Furthermore, Ryan created his “On Air With Ryan Seacrest” YouTube channel on March 18, 2006. So far, this channel has over 500 million views and 781K subscribers. Similarly, the TV presenter has more than 1.78 million people following his journey on Facebook. Moving on, Ryan has a net worth estimation of around $450 million US dollars.

Relationship Status

Ryan is reportedly single at present. Talking about his previous relationships, Ryan was in a 2-year on-and-off relationship with Sara Jean Underwood. Sara is a model. Their relationship was revealed on The Howard Stern Show in the year 2009.

Likewise, Ryan began dating Julianne Hough in April 2010. Julianne is a singer, dancer, and actress famous for being a participant in Dancing with the Stars. However, on March 15, 2013, there was news about the pairs’ split up. Ryan and Julianne dated for more than two years before their breakup.

Ryan had also reportedly been in a relationship with Teri Hatcher, Hilary Cruz, and Shana Wall. With Shana Wall, Ryan even attended several red carpets. One of them is the 2005 Emmy Awards. Likewise, the presenter was also briefly in a relationship with Jasmine Waltz in 2009. Ryan and Jasmine even enjoyed a romantic trip to Paris together. Further

In 2017, Ryan started dating model Shayna Taylor once again. However, the pair separated for good in June 2020. Shayna and Ryan have been in an on-and-off romantic relationship for 8 long years.

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Caption: Ryan Seacrest poses for a photo with his ex-girlfriend, Shayna Taylor. Source: People

Sexual Harassment Allegations

On November 17, 2017, there were ongoing investigations on Ryant for sexual harassment allegations. Ryan’s accuser was a former E! wardrobe stylist. However, the TV personality denied the allegations and shared that the accusor had planned to withdraw her claims if Ryan paid her millions of dollars. However, Ryan refused to pay her. Then on February 1, 2018, the Associated Press reported that there was not sufficient evidence to support the allegation claims.

Body Measurements

Ryan Seacrest stands tall at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches or 1.71 meters and his weight is around 69 kgs or 152 lbs. Likewise, Ryan has brown eyes and hair of the same color.

Social Media

Talking about his social media presence, Ryan joined Twitter in June 2011 and so far has over 210.8K followers on his @onairwithryan account. Likewise, on Instagram, Ryan has 297k followers on his @onairwithryan account. The TV presenter’s username on Snapchat is @onairwithryan and his username on Tiktok is @ryanseacrest with 17.2K followers.