NBCUniversal and top television host, broadcaster and Emmy-winning producer Ryan Seacrest have forged a groundbreaking multi-platform agreement that includes on-air, broadcasting and producing duties across the company's NBC and E! networks.
As part of
the deal, Seacrest will serve as a special correspondent for NBC News' TODAY. He will also contribute to NBC primetime news and entertainment programming, which will include the 2012 Summer Olympics in
is an extraordinary talent who has been an important part of the Comcast family
for a long time," said Steve Burke, CEO of NBCUniversal. "We look forward to his
continued role on E! and to having him appear on many new places across
NBCUniversal, including the TODAY show and at the Olympics. This is a great
example of how NBCUniversal is able to provide the perfect home for some of the
best people in the business."
"Joining the Comcast family six years ago
was a game changing experience for me. My time at E! has enriched my career -
both in-front-of and behind-the-camera - for which I am forever grateful," said
Ryan Seacrest. "Today, I am humbled to have the confidence of Steve Burke, Ted
Harbert, Bonnie Hammer and many others within the NBCUniversal family, to
strategically extend my relationship to encompass NBC programming. I'm
especially looking forward to working with all the stellar on-air talents and
producing executives involved in NBC's news, entertainment and sports divisions,
and I'm eager and excited to take on this broader new role."
Additionally, Seacrest continues his ongoing role with E! as
Managing Editor of E! News, providing strategic direction for the news
organization, as well as occasionally contributing and producing editorial
content and high-profile celebrity interviews. He will continue to host and
produce E!'s Live from the Red Carpet signature events, which recently delivered
its most-watched awards season in the network's history.
The E! network
is also a founding sponsor of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, which is a
non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for seriously
ill and injured children through unique programs that utilize multimedia and
interactive platforms to enlighten, entertain and educate.
positions in broadcast television, nationally syndicated radio, local
radio and cable as an on-air host, broadcaster and producer. He is host of "American
Idol," for which he has been nominated for an Emmy(r) award in the "Outstanding
Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program." He also serves as an
executive producer and a host of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan
Seacrest." On radio, Seacrest is host and producer of "On Air with Ryan
Seacrest," his market-topping #1 nationally syndicated LA morning drive-time
radio show for Clear Channel's 102.7 KIIS-FM, as well as a nationally-syndicated
Top 40 radio show.
Seacrest's entertainment production company, Ryan
Seacrest Productions (RSP), produces the hit series "Keeping Up with the
Kardashians," the highest-rated show on the E! network and the spin-offs "Khloe
and Lamar," "Kourtney and Kim Take New York," and "Kourtney and Khloe Take
Miami." RSP also produced the Emmy Award-winning reality series "Jamie Oliver's
Food Revolution." RSP recently produced the new reality series "Shah's of
Sunset" for Bravo.