Ryan Seacrest on American Idol

Ryan Seacrest has hosted American idol since the first season it aired in the year of 2002. This year Ryan will host the 16th season of the show starting in March. Due to the number of American idol viewers, Seacrest grew popular around the world during his time on the show. Seacrest signed a deal to continue hosting American Idol for 45 million dollars in 2009. This made him the highest paid TV host ever.

In 2006, Ryan signed a contract with E! and NBC for a 3 year and $21 million dollar contract. He hosted several shows and red carpet shows. He left in 2012 and was replayed by another host.

In 2017, Ryan joined Kelly Ripa in, Live with Kelly and Ryan. He started the show immediately after announcing his co-host position. By the time it was finished the show had over three million views.

Ryan has also hosted for several other shows in hos early days including: ESPN’s Radical Outdoor Challenge, Gladiators 2000, Wild Animal Games, Click, Beverly Hills, 90210, The NBC Saturday Night Movie, Ultimate Revenge, ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, The Million Second Quiz, and Knock Knock Live. Seacrest was nominated for Emmy’s for hosting American idol.

Seacrest began producing while hosting for E!. Shortly in 2008, he launched Ryan Seacrest Productions. He produces popular shows such as: Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Khloe and Lamar, Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, and more. In 2010, he won one an Emmy for producing Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. Ryan continues to work on his hosting and productions company. Also, behind his producing and hosting, Ryan launched a collection of distinction which features several different items and accessories. Seacrest also partnered in a skin care line called, Polished.