Let’s take a quick look at how much impact one person can have on media. There are some great examples of people who have profound effects on media, sure, but a few stand out. Probably the most standout character is Ryan Seacrest. Now, you may be wondering if I am referring to the TV host of American Idol, and how could he possibly have the most effect on media in the world? Well, there is a little more to Seacrest than most people think, let’s take a look.
Seacrest has magnetism. He was slotted into radio at 16, found his first jobs in Hollywood fast, and rose through the ranks of the “host” genre like a bullet. Beyond, American Idol — which is worthy of articles in itself — Seacrest also works with media in various other ways, some that you may not know about. Seacrest’s syndicated radio show On the Air With Ryan Seacrest is broadcast across the world. Beyond this, Ryan is a producer and owns RSP (Ryan Seacrest Productions) which is responsible for some of the biggest reality shows on television. Keeping Up with the Kardashians (and all of its subsequent spin-offs), Melissa and Tye, Shahs of Sunset, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, and plenty more are all works under Seacrest’s vision. It doesn’t stop there. In his Forbes profile, it says that Seacrest also works with E! Entertainment to produce industry news, hosts red carpet events, and works with multiple other radio stations as well. He is all over the place. He sits on consortiums to discuss channel image with Mark Cuban.
Seacrest also works heavily in charity. Of course, his charity is the most media-related charity of all time, which is sort of perfect. The Ryan Seacrest Foundation puts Seacrest Studios into children’s hospitals across the United States. These studios let children create content and work within the media industry to create and produce their own television programming and radio shows. This content is then broadcast to other children on the network on a closed-circuit television. Pretty neat idea. This charity gives Seacrest the ability to maneuver in an atmosphere that he is comfortable in with his charity. So, as you can clearly see, Seacrest (@ryanseacrest) has a profound impact on media, and at least he is using that impact to make a difference in the lives of children, something we can all get behind.