Ryan Seacrest was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. As a child, he struggled with his weight, but always had the support of loving parents. His parents provided a supportive foundation that allowed Ryan to pursue his passion for radio. Instead of being a typical boy who played with action figures, Ryan was always performing radio shows with a microphone around the house. By age 16, Ryan Seacrest was an intern for a local radio program in Atlanta, which later allowed him to host a weekend overnight program.
Today, Ryan is perhaps the most popular radio disc jockey in the country. His Los Angeles morning radio show, “On Air With Ryan Seacrest” on KIIS FM, is extremely popular among celebrities and millennials. He is also the host of the weekly Top 40 hits, which was taken over after the legendary disk jockey, Casey Kasem, passed away in 2004.
Although radio is his passion, Ryan Secrest has been able to extend his career into other areas. He is best known around the country for his hosting duties of American Idol, since 2002. He is not only a host of the show, Ryan has become somewhat of a big brother to the contestants. Many of them are interviewed on his radio program. According to the New York Times, he’s been the host of American Juniors since 2003. In May 2017, Ryan Seacrest became the new permanent host of “LIVE” alongside Kelly Ripa. He is also the founder and chairman of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF). Through RSF, children who are facing life-threatening illnesses are able to learn about the media industry while receiving treatment in the hospital.
Ryan’s talents around the Seacrest family home have taken him far. However, through all of his success, Ryan Seacrest (@ryanseacrest) has remained the same southern boy from Georgia. He was the host of two kids show, “Gladiators 2000” and “Fox Family Channel’s Wild Animal Games,” paving the way as a mentor and example for young people to follow their passion. Ryan Seacrest has used his southern hospitality just as much as his hosting talents in American pop culture and the entertainment industry. See his profile on Forbes for more info.