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Ryan Seacrest - Host of American Idol

Updated on October 11, 2012
Ryan Seacrest, source Wikipedia
Ryan Seacrest, source Wikipedia

Here is the host of American Idol


Ryan John Seacrest
Born: December 24, 1974
Dunwoody, Georgia, USA


Ryan Seacrest is an American radio personality, television host, and network producer.

He is the host and executive producer of On Air with Ryan Seacrest, a nationally syndicated Top 40 radio show that airs on KIIS-FM in Los Angeles and throughout the United States and Canada on Premiere Radio Networks.

He is also the host of the internationally syndicated chart show American Top 40, also syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks.

On television, he hosts E! News and, of course, American Idol.

On April 20, 2005, Ryan Seacrest was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In January 2006, he signed a three-year, $21 million deal with U.S. cable channel E! to host and produce various programs, including E! News and its red carpet awards show coverages (E!'s signature piece of original programming).

In July 2009, Ryan Seacrest signed a three- year deal with CKX, parent of "Idol" production company 19 Entertainment, for $45 million (that's $15 million a year, tripling his then current salary), making him the highest paid reality television host to date.

During all the changes being made on American Idol Season 10, the only position safe was that of Ryan Seacrest, the host of American Idol. He has a winning personality and sincerely cares for the contestants. He is always there to give the contestants moral support. The contestants and their families truly love him.

And so do the audience and the viewers.

Ryan Seacrest is undeniably a big part of American Idol and its continued success. He co-hosted American Idol season 1 with Brian Dunkleman, who quit Idol after the season 1. From season 2 to present, Ryan Seacrest has been the host of American Idol.


Here's what people say about Ryan Seacrest:

"I have never seen anyone work so hard at so many different things," Clark tells Time. "You've got to have brains to make it look easy." - Dick Clark

In 2005, Ryan Seacrest cohosted Dick Clark's long-running NewYear's Rockin' Eve, helping out the 75-year-old Clark whose speech and movement were severely limited after his 2004 stroke.

"I'm going to hate reading this, but Ryan has a tremendous work ethic. He wants all the glory, but he's prepared to work for it, and I've never heard him complain." - Simon Cowell


Ladies and gentlemen, here's your American Idol host Ryan Seacrest... with the winners and runners-up of American Idol season 1 to season 9.


American Idol 2002 - Season 1

Ryan Seacrest with Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson, runner-up Justin Guarini, and co-host Brian Dunkleman
Ryan Seacrest with Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson, runner-up Justin Guarini, and co-host Brian Dunkleman

American Idol 2002 - Season 2

Ryan Seacrest with Paul Anka, Season 2 winner Ruben Studdard, runner-up Clay Aiken
Ryan Seacrest with Paul Anka, Season 2 winner Ruben Studdard, runner-up Clay Aiken

American Idol 2004 - Season 3

Ryan Seacrest with Season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino and runner-up Diana DeGarmo
Ryan Seacrest with Season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino and runner-up Diana DeGarmo

American Idol 2005 - Season 4

Ryan Seacrest with Season 4 winner Carrie Underwood and runner-up Bo Bice
Ryan Seacrest with Season 4 winner Carrie Underwood and runner-up Bo Bice

American Idol 2006 - Season 5

Ryan Seacrest with Season 5 winner Taylor Hicks and runner-up Katharine McPhee
Ryan Seacrest with Season 5 winner Taylor Hicks and runner-up Katharine McPhee

American Idol 2007 - Season 6

Ryan Seacrest with Season 6 winner Jordin Sparks (runner-up Blake Lewis not in the picture)
Ryan Seacrest with Season 6 winner Jordin Sparks (runner-up Blake Lewis not in the picture)

American Idol 2008 - Season 7

Ryan Seacrest with Season 7 winner David Cook and runner-up David Archuleta
Ryan Seacrest with Season 7 winner David Cook and runner-up David Archuleta

American Idol 2009 - Season 8

Ryan Seacrest with Season 8 winner Kris Allen and runner-up Adam Lambert
Ryan Seacrest with Season 8 winner Kris Allen and runner-up Adam Lambert

American Idol 2010 - Season 9

Ryan Seacrest with Season 9 winner Lee Dewyze and runner-up Crystal Bowersox
Ryan Seacrest with Season 9 winner Lee Dewyze and runner-up Crystal Bowersox

American Idol 2011 - Season 10

Ryan Seacrest with American Idol Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina.
Ryan Seacrest with American Idol Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina.

American Idol 2012 - Season 11

Ryan Seacrest with American Idol 2011 winner Phillip Phillips and runner-up Jessica Sanchez
Ryan Seacrest with American Idol 2011 winner Phillip Phillips and runner-up Jessica Sanchez


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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya Jan, thanks for dropping by. Yes, I'm impressed by people who start from scratch and do so well.. and Ryan Seacrest is a great success story. I think so too.. Ryan is today's Dick Clark. I have admired him from Idol season 1.. I thought he has a winning personality and works rather well with the contestants. You're welcome.. my pleasure.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Jan Fowler 6 years ago from Santa Clarita, California

    I used to listen to Ryan Seacrest on the radio in LA. He was on with Lisa Fox for the afternoon drive home. I loved listening to him then and really admire him now. He has built himself a huge career. I have always thought he is today's Dick Clark. Thanks for the hub!

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya Becky, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you enjoyed reading about Ryan Seacrest. Yes, Ryan Seacrest is definitely a hard-working guy and it's paying off for him. Cheers!

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya Pam, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you enjoyed reading about Ryan Seacrest and found it informative and interesting. Thanks so much. Yes, Ryan Seacrest is definitely an asset to American Idol. Cheers!

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Becky 6 years ago from Oklahoma

    Very interesting facts about Ryan Seacrest, he seems like a hard-working guy. Thanks for sharing.

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    Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

    I enjoy American Idol and Ryan Seacrest certainly been the only one to stick around. He is very good what at what he does and I think your hub was very interesting as I did not know much about him. Thanks for the information.

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya minjin, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you come across my Ryan Seacrest hub. I'm a huge fan of American Idol and, like you, I've never missed a season. I'm glad you enjoyed the pics. Who is your fav to win this year? So hard to pick as there are so many real contenders but I just love this kid Scotty McCreery, he might not win but he's gonna be a country superstar.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Mary Jane Hardel 6 years ago from Illinois

    Came across your Hub while Hubhopping. Just had to read it since I am big fan of American Idol. Watched every season. Seacrest is truly an amazing individual with incredible energy and smarts. Loved the pics of all the seasons.

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