The Philanthropy and Career of Ryan Seacrest

If there is one man who is leading the way in philanthropy inside the entertainment industry, that man would be Ryan Seacrest. Most popularly known for his hosting of American Idol, Gladiator 2000, and Fear Factor (in addition to many radio, film, sports, and production roles), Ryan started a wave of good hope for children in pediatric hospitals who are in need of an uplifted spirit. Ryan created the very first Seacrest Studios, under his nonprofit organization “Ryan Seacrest Foundation”, on the top floor of a seven-story hospital in California named The Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Children’s Hospital of Orange County, or CHOC, has been home to many celebrities who have stopped in to spread the love and lift children’s Spirits in need. Seacrest Studios is a state-of-the-art recording studio on the 7th floor of CHOC where patients of the hospital can use green screens to make music videos to songs, can listen to interviews of celebrities, can see live performances from various artists, and where doctors can make announcements to the entire hospital very easily. Some visitors to the hospital include the likes of Alessia Cara, celebrity artist Usher, Jason Derulo, actress Hilary Duff, model Gigi Hadid, the country band Florida Georgia Line, performing sensation Ed Sheeran, actor Dave Coulier from Full House, Carly Rae Jepsen, Taylor Swift, and many more.

Since the creation of the first flagship Studio, ten more have been opened up across the country in major metropolitan areas, and the newest one is located at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee.

Seacrest, a host and producer, who has made a name for himself in the positive sense, has had his hands in many aspects of the entertainment industry. He has been the radio show host of like On Air with Ryan Seacrest, on iHeartRadio. He has also been the host of KISS FM 102.7, a Los Angeles radio station; On top of that, he has replaced Casey Kasem as the voice of American Top 40, which is a pop music countdown station. And finally, he has taken over Regis Philbin’s role on Live with Kelly and Ryan. For more news about Ryan, visit his Facebook page: facebook.com/ryanseacrest/.