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With his thriving broadcasting career and multiple ventures in media,
it's no wonder why Ryan Seacrest is at the forefront of entertainment
media. While hosting and producing multiple television and radio
programs, building his Ryan Seacrest Productions banner (RSP) into a
viable entity creating content for all media platforms, and a myriad of
brand ventures, Seacrest is redefining what it means to be an
entrepreneur and a quadruple threat in Hollywood. DETAILS Magazine
crowned him their top "Maverick" of 2008 featuring him on the April
cover of the magazine. Seacrest was bestowed a star on the prestigious
Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in radio and was named in FORBES
Magazine's annual "Celebrity 100 Power List" in 2006, 2007 and 2008
joining the ranks with Tom Cruise, Oprah Winfrey and Tiger Woods.
Seacrest is the top host on television today. In addition to being at the helm of FOX's "American Idol," the #1 show on television for it's 7th season in a row, Seacrest hosts a number of tentpole programs for multiple networks. This year he was asked by FOX to host the prestigious Primetime Emmy Awards, as well as the first ever entertainment pre-show for Super Bowl XLII. Seacrest will continue to produce and co-host America's favorite New Year's Eve program, ABC's "New Year's Rockin' Eve" annually. Seacrest's long-term deal with E! Network showcases his hosting talents at the music and film industry's top tier awards shows in addition to his highly rated daily show, "E! News." He can also be seen as recurring guest host for CNN's prestigious "Larry King Live."
Seacrest continues to rule the radio waves with three ventures that carry his recognizable voice globally. His popular, and top rated Los Angeles morning show, On Air with Ryan Seacrest can now be heard throughout the US. Seacrest recently announced his expanded partnership with Clear Channel creating a new 3-hour hybrid of his daily show that will be syndicated on over 500 stations nationally. An intricate part of this deal allows Seacrest to control and own advertising space both on air and on the internet. He can still be heard every weekend on American Top 40, an institution that he took over from radio legend Casey Kasem and has doubled in syndicated stations since Seacrest hit the airwaves. Seacrest has also reached international fame with his celebrity driven radio show for Capital Radio and GCap Media's One Network in the United Kingdom. His two-hour show, The Entertainment Edge, will be comprised of music and celebrity news and will be syndicated in additional markets throughout Europe making the Seacrest brand a worldwide entity.
Originally from Atlanta, GA, Seacrest's professional career in broadcasting began at the age of sixteen when he applied for an internship at one of Atlanta's top radio stations, WSTR-STAR 94. While working at STAR 94 he finished high school and went on to attend the University of Georgia where he majored in Journalism. Seacrest currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
Ellen K is the co-host of On Air with Ryan Seacrest.
Ellen’s career in radio began while attending Purdue University. Originally a Veterinary Science major, she took an internship at a local radio station. After one fill-in shift behind the mic, she was hooked; she switched her major to Radio/TV/Film. Over the course of the next decade, radio jobs would take Ellen from her small Indiana surroundings to San Diego, San Francisco and finally Los Angeles. There she joined the legendary Rick Dees in the Morning show for more than 10 years, and hosted the nationally syndicated Rhythm Countdown.
Ellen has enjoyed success in television as well. She co-hosted The Wayne Brady Show, an Emmy Award-winning talk show, and worked as a correspondent for the popular entertainment news show Extra. In addition, Ellen served as a music and entertainment expert for KCAL-TV in Los Angeles and acted as correspondent for the syndicated program Real TV.
Ellen resides in Los Angeles with her husband and son. When she’s not spending time with her family, Ellen can be found running, swimming or competing in triathlons for charity.