Ryan Seacrest Is Leaving ‘Live With Kelly and Ryan’

Ryan Seacrest announced that he will be leaving his co-host position alongside Kelly Ripa on ‘Live With Kelly and Ryan.’

The mega-host called it “bittersweet.” He will go onto the West Coast for ‘American Idol’ and return to guest host.

Seacrest holds preeminent positions in broadcast and cable television, as well as nationally syndicated radio and local radio. In May 2017 he joined the Emmy®-winning team at “Live” as co-host and a fellow executive producer alongside Kelly Ripa, receiving three Daytime Emmy nominations in the category of Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host, and winning the award in 2019.

On radio, Seacrest is host of “On Air with Ryan Seacrest,” his market-topping No. 1 nationally syndicated LA morning drive-time show for iHeart Media’s 102.7 KIIS-FM, as well as a nationally syndicated Top 40 radio show.

In July 2017, ABC/Fremantle announced that Seacrest would host “American Idol,” for the network’s first season of the world-renowned music talent competition franchise. “American Idol” currently is ramping up for its fourth season.

He also is host and executive producer of ABC’s annual New Year’s Eve program, “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.”

Seacrest launched Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) in 2006, which has since become an Emmy-winning entertainment production powerhouse. RSP produces the E! hit cable series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians, ” its spinoffs and Bravo’s “Shahs of Sunset.” Additionally, RSP produces “Insatiable” for Netflix and has scripted projects in development with ABC Signature and Amazon. The company also produced the Emmy Award-winning reality series “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.”

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