American producer, TV host and radio personality Ryan John Seacrest was born on Christmas Eve in 1974. He is known for hosting On Air with Ryan Seacrest at KIIS-FM, American Top 40 and American Idol, during May of 2017 he became co-host of Live with Kelly and Ryan. From 2004 to 2013 and during 2016 American Idol got Seacrest nominated for an Emmy Award. In 2010 he won an Emmy for being Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution producer, during 2018 he was nominated for Live with Kelly and Ryan.
Seacrest went to Dunwoody High School, and when he was sixteen he got an internship at Atlanta’s WSTR FM station where he was trained in several radio aspects by Tom Sullivan. Seacrest was put on the overnight weekend shift at WSTR after being put on air for the first time after a DJ called in sick. He continued working at WSTR until 1992 when he graduated from high school.
Ryan Seacrest attended the University of Georgia where he studied journalism and continued the show at an Athens station. He moved to Hollywood at the age of nineteen to pursue a career in broadcasting. The University of Georgia gave him an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters during May of 2016 when he also gave the commencement speech during graduation ceremonies.
Allegation of Sexual Harassment
Seacrest was reported to be under investigation for allegations of sexual harassment by a form wardrobe stylist at E! during November of 2017. Seacrest responded with a public apology if his accuser had felt disrespected by any of his actions and stated he would cooperate fully. It was February of 2018 that the Associated Press reported that there had been insufficient evidence of the claims and the investigation was closed.
Seacrest opened the Ryan Seacrest Foundation during 2010, it now has nine centers at various children’s’ healthcare facilities.
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