Ryan Seacrest has lived a media filled life. It seems to run in his blood. Media seems to be something ingrained in his very soul. From a young age, Ryan Seacrest has had a certain effect on his audience. When he was only 16, WSTR(FM) slotted him into a late-night spot. From there, his drive seemed to push him into more and more spots in the entertainment industry, each one he, at the very least, excelled at. After his brief stint at college, Seacrest jumped into the Hollywood scene by hosting a few game shows. After all, being a host seems to be what Seacrest does best (at least in front of the camera).
His game shows were broadcast on children’s networks and ESPN alike. We all know him from American Idol, the show he hosted starting in 2001 that reached over 20 million viewers an episode. Also, he has On Air With Ryan Seacrest, one of the most popular syndicated radio shows in history. This is all the face of Seacrest, his identifiable legacy. But, if you go behind the scenes, behind the camera, you will see how much media really runs in Seacrest’s blood. Have you heard of Keeping up with the Kardashians? Of course, you have. Ryan Seacrest Studios produces that content. That’s not the only content that it produces either, it has its fingers in pretty much all of the most popular reality television content in the world. Seacrest’s media obsession doesn’t end there, it’s reflected in his charity as well.
Most famous people throw money at charities; it seems to be the norm. Seacrest and his wife decided that they wanted to use charity to affect people using something that they understood, media. The Ryan Seacrest Foundation installs media hubs into pediatric hospitals that allow children to create television content and radio content. The children can then broadcast their content on a closed-circuit TV to other children in the hospital.
The hubs also feature celebrities and famous singers. Of course, that’s probably easy for Seacrest to get ahold of; he just needs to leverage his fame a little. Seacrest is using media to affect the world in one way or another, and, hey, it is using his media talents to help sick kids, more power to him. Ryan Seacrest really does live a media filled life. Connect with Seacrest on Instagram today.