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Ryan John Seacrest
December 24, 1974
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
|Occupation||Television show host, television and radio personality|
Ryan John Seacrest (born December 24, 1974) is an American radio personality, television host, and producer. He is best known for being the host of the FOX television show American Idol. He also hosts the morning radio show On Air with Ryan Seacrest on KIIS-FM in Los Angeles, California as well as the syndicated radio show American Top 40.
Seacrest started hosting American Idol in 2002. In the show's first season, he hosted the show with comedian Brian Dunkleman. Dunkleman left the show after the first season, leaving Seacrest as the show's only host. American Idol went on to be a very successful show, making Seacrest a well-known television personality. American Idol is seen by 26 million people weekly.
On December 31, 2005, Seacrest became the executive producer and co-host of ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve. In 2009, the show was renamed Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest. He co-hosted the show with Dick Clark until Clark's death in 2012. For the 2013 show, he hosted the show with Jenny McCarthy and Fergie.
He has won Emmy Awards for hosting American Idol. He also won an Emmy Award for producing the ABC show Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution.
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