In 2002, Ryan Seacrest co-hosted the show, American Idol. American Idol became so popular that Seacrest was becoming known worldwide. In 2003, Seacrest hosted American Juniors and in 2009 CKX offered almost $50 million to keep hosting American Idol, causing him to make more than any other reality host. He continued to host American Idol until the final season in April 2016. But in July 2017, Seacrest would host the reboot Idol show.
In January 2004, host Casey Kasem handed American Top 40 to Ryan Seacrest. In February of same year, he also became host of a radio station’s morning show replacing host Rick Dees.
Seacrest became executive producer of ABC’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and co-host along with Dick Clark. In December 2005, Seacrest performed the majority of the show due to Dick Clark’s limited speech and mobility because of his stroke. After Dick Clark died, Seacrest co-hosted with Jenny Mcarthy and Fergie.
In July 2015, Seacrest hosted the show Knock Knock Live. In May of 2017, Seacrest joined Kelly Ripa as co-host on Live with Kelly and Ryan.
Ryan Seacrest founded The Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF), a not for profit organization that is committed to the younger generations to inspire through entertainment and education. The organization focuses on broadcasting centers in pediatric hospitals for patients to discover their creativity by participating in positive experiences with music during their inpatient stay. It is hopeful that it will assist the children and help with the healing progress.
There are currently 10 locations throughout the United States. Famous artists, singers, and celebrities visit the kids in the hospitals. Patients can create music videos and shows by using a green screen in the studio.