Ryan Seacrest Bio, Age, Height, Live With Kelly and Ryan, Wheel Of Fortune, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Ryan Seacrest Bio, Wiki

Ryan Seacrest is an American Media Personality, Producer, and Game Show Host. He served as executive producer and co-host of Live with Kelly and Ryan and has also co-hosted media shows such as American Top 40, American Idol, and On Air with Ryan Seacrest. In 2006, he became the executive producer and co-host of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.

Ryan Seacrest Age

Seacrest was born in Atlanta, Georgia, United States on 24th December 1974. He is 49 years old as of 2024 and he celebrates his birthday on December 24th every year.

Ryan Seacrest Height/Measurements

Seacrest stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 7.5 inches.

Ryan Seacrest Education

Seacrest attended Dunwoody High School and while at the school, he won an internship at WSTR in Atlanta where he was trained by Tom Sullivan in many aspects of radio. He later went to Dunwoody High where he graduated in 1992. After that, Seacrest attended the University of Georgia then left the school when he was 19 years old and relocated to Los Angeles to study his broadcasting career.

Ryan Seacrest
Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest Career

Seacrest was the host of season one of ESPN’s Radical Outdoor in 1993. He was also the host of three kids’ game shows; Gladiators 2000 which is a spin-off of American Gladiators, Wild Animal Games, and Click. He was the host of the fictional game show called Lover’s Lane on Beverly Hills, 90210. In 2000, Seacrest hosted The NBC Saturday Night Movie. He offered trivia on the film during commercial breaks and also a chance to win a prize by answering online. In 2001, he was the host of the reality TV program called Ultimate Revenge where practical jokes were played. The show aired on TNN from 2001 to 2003.

Seacrest agreed to co-host the Fox reality TV series called American Idol in 2002 alongside Brian Dunkleman. The next year, he hosted alone and the it increased in popularity and had 26 million viewers every week making him famous around the world. In 2003, Seacrest hosted American Juniors. He signed a deal with CKX in 2009 for $45 million to continue hosting American Idol making him the highest paid reality TV host then. He also signed a two-year $30 million deal in April 2012 to continue hosting the same show. Deadline Hollywood announced in May 2014, that ABC had won a multi-network bidding war. Seacrest announced on 20th July 2017 on Live with Kelly & Ryan that he would be hosting an Idol reboot.

It was announced in August 2005, that he would be the co-host and executive producer of ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. He did most of the show’s hosting duties on 31st December. Sometimes, he served as a substitute host on the TV program Larry King Live and also co-emceed the final show of Larry King with Bill Maher in December 2010. The US cable channel E! announced in January 2006, a 3-year $21 Million deal for him to host several programs inclusive of E! News and its red carpet awards show coverages. Seacrest signed a deal with NBCUniversal in April 2012 to expand his on-air role beyond E! to NBC. He contributed to Olympics coverage, Today Show, entertainment programming, and news and other special events.

Seacrest left E! in Sptember 2012 and was replaced by Terrence J. He was correspondent at NBC for the 2012 London Olympic Games and he was also a co-host of the closing ceremony with Al Michaels and Bob Costas. In 2016, he was the host of the Rio Olympic Games, NBC’s live late-night coverage. It was announced on 1st May 2017 that he would join Kelly Ripa serving as a host of Live with Kelly and Ryan as her new permanent executive producer and co-host. Seacrest started working the same day the announcement was made and by December 2017, the show had more that three million viewers.

In January 2004 he became the new host of American Top 40, a radio program created and formerly hosted by Casey Kasem and syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks. In February 2004, he started hosting the KIIS-FM morning show which formerly hosted by Rick Dees. Seacrest has been broadcasting the show, On Air With Ryan Seacrest since 2017, from a studio at WABC-TV in New York. He renewed his contract with iHeartMedia in September 2021 that will end in 2025.

Ryan Seacrest Net Worth

Throughout his career as a Media Personality, Producer, and Game Show Host, Seacrest has been able to accumulate a net worth of around $450 Million.

Ryan Seacrest Salary

He reportedly earns around $15 Million every year for hosting On Air With Ryan Seacrest and American Top 40 With Ryan Seacrest.

Ryan Seacrest Parents and Siblings

Seacrest was born and brought up in Atlanta, Georgia by his parents Constance Marie and Gary Lee Seacrest. His mother is a homemaker while his father was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army where Henry Gene Skeen, his grandfather was major general. His mum told Atlanta Journal-Constitution that instead of playing Cowboys and Indians or G.I. Joes, Seacrest always had a little microphone and do shows in the house. He has a sister named Meredith Seacrest who got married to Jimmy Leach in 2016.

Ryan Seacrest Wife

Seacrest was in an on and off relationship with Sara Jean Underwood, for two years, which was revealed in 2009 on the Howard Stern Show. He started dating actress and actor Julianne Hough in April 2010. However, their relationship ended in March 2013. From 2017 to 2020. Seacrest dated Shayna Taylor, a model. Currently, Seacrest is dating Aubrey Paige Petcosky who is a model. The two were spotted in Hamptons celebrating Memorial Day in May 2021 and the following year, they made their red carpet debut. Seacrest and his girlfriend, prefer to keep their relationship private, although Aubrey publicly supports him in various occasions like on his last day at Live with Kelly and Ryan.

Ryan Seacrest Sexual Harassment Accusations

It was reported in November 2017 that a former E! wardrobe stylist accused him of sexual harassment and that he was being investigated. Seacrest denied the accusations saying that the person who accused him offered to withdraw her claims many times if he paid her millions of dollars but he refused. The investigation was closed in February 2018 because the evidence was insufficient.

Ryan Seacrest Gay

Rumors of Seacrest being gay have been circulating a lot. However, he is straight and throughout his dating life, he has never dated a man.

Ryan Seacrest Live With Kelly and Ryan

Seacrest joined Kelly Ripa in 2017 to co-host their daytime talk show, Live With Kelly and Ryan. In February 2023 Seacrest announced that he was leaving the program saying that working with Kelly for the past 6 years was a dream job and one of the highlights of his career. He added by saying that Kelly was an amazing partner, confidant, and friend and he would miss their mornings together. Seacrest said that he was leaving the show so he could focus on his jobs as the host of his KIIS-FM radio show On Air with Ryan Seacrest, American Idol, and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. He also wanted to focus on his charity called Ryan Seacrest Foundation Studios. He left the show in April 2023 and was replaced by Mark and the show became Live With Kelly and Mark.

Ryan Seacrest Wheel Of Fortune

Seacrest will be replacing Pat Sajak in the iconic game show, Wheel Of Fortune as of September 2024. In an interview with People, he said that with this game show, it is such a success like it has been for generations. Vanna White will be showing Seacrest the rope once he takes over at the show.

Ryan Seacrest Foundation

The Ryan Seacrest Foundation is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to inspire the youth through education focused initiatives and entertainment. The first initiative of the organization is to build broadcast media centers called Seacrest Studios in pediatric hospitals so that patients can explore the creativity in television, radio, and new media. The main objective is to positively contribute to the healing process of kids and their families during their stay.

Ryan Seacrest Films, Radio, and TV Shows

  • KYSR
  • Radio Music Awards
  • On Air with Ryan Seacrest
  • American Top 40
  • 102.7 KIIS-FM Los Angeles
  • Knocked Up
  • Shrek Forever After
  • Get Smart
  • New Year’s Eve
  • The Stand In
  • Gladiators 2000
  • CNET Central
  • The NBC Saturday Night Movie
  • Disneyland 2000: 45 Years of Magic
  • New Year’s Eve Live from Times Square with Ryan Seacrest
  • Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade
  • 59th Primetime Emmy Awards
  • The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
  • Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2022
  • The Watchful Eye

Ryan Seacrest Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

He is vocal on his social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 14.3M followers, around 1.5M followers on his Facebook page, and about 6.6M followers on his Instagram account.