No one can accuse Ryan Seacrest of lacking energy or being unmotivated. Inspired by Merv Griffin, Dick Clark, and Larry King, Seacrest has a resume that includes work on both radio and television, along with his ownership of a production company. He has also acted as host of events for E! such as the red carpet pre-show for the Academy Awards, and as host for New Year’s Eve celebrations. Seacrest has other ventures such as a clothing line, a partnership with Dr. Lancer in Polished, a men’s skincare product, and charitable work with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the exploration of the creative aspects of radio and television at pediatric hospitals and how these aspects can contribute to the healing process.
According to hollywoodreporter.com, Ryan Seacrest began his public career on the radio. When he was 16 years old, Seacrest won an internship at the FM station WSTR in Atlanta, Georgia, with Tom Sullivan, who trained him in the many facets of broadcasting. Even now, Seacrest has a radio show entitled On Air with Ryan Seacrest that broadcasts on iHeart Radio. Still, Ryan Seacrest is most remembered for his work on television, especially his hosting of the show American Idol for which he received Emmy nominations from 2004 to 2013, and again in 2016. More recently, when working with Kelly Ripa on Live with Kelly and Ryan, Seacrest received nominations for 2018 Outstanding Talk Show Entertainment and also for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host. Among other ventures, Seacrest occasionally served as host on Larry King Live, and he co-emceed the final show. He also hosted a game show and The NBC Saturday Night Movie, as well as a reality show entitled The Ultimate Revenge.
When asked how he accomplishes so much, the multi-talented Ryan Seacrest, who counts his jobs as “nine…close to ten,” replies, “I am completely impatient.” Seacrest says that because he is impatient and wishes to finish things quickly, he has not had a lunch meeting in ten years. Instead, he eats at his desk while working or reading and responding to his emails.