Ryan Seacrest Foundation and Biography
Two-time Emmy-winning entertainment personality, Ryan Seacrest, who is most notable for his position as host of American Idol on television, and his radio work on air with Ryan Seacrest on iHeartRadio, KIIS-FM 102.7 Los Angeles, American Top 40, formerly with Casey Kasem who is the voice of Shaggy on the popular cartoon Scooby Doo, Live with Kelly and Ryan, and even a New Year’s celebration commentator in New York City, has been helping kids at pediatric hospitals lift their spirits and have a renewed sense of hope in a tough situation. Ryan created a non-profit organization to help of uplift kids and let them explore the creative aspects of news, media, and broadcasting. He started with the Children’s Hospital of Orange County and has invited many celebrities to visit including Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Drake Bell from Drake & Josh, country singer SaraBeth Taite, Danielle Bradbery, and more.
The Children’s Hospital of Orange County is a seven story, state-of-the-art Pediatric Center located in Orange County, California. To date, Ryan has opened ten of them across the country, with the most recent being at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. Other locations include Atlanta, Philadelphia, Dallas, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Denver, Boston, DC, and Nashville. The main events that take place at Seacrest Studios include live performances from musicians, interviews of celebrities, learning sessions where DJ’s teach children how to use the equipment, patients creating music videos using green screens, sports and entertainment talk shows, and even doctors who use the station to communicate with all patients in the facility.
Celebrity contributors to Seacrest Studios include Nick Jonas, Adam Lambert, Alessia Cara, Ariana Grande, comedian Aziz Ansari, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, quarterback Cam Newton, Carly Rae Jepsen, Carrie Underwood, the cast of Duck Dynasty, Cee Lo Green, lead singer of Coldplay Chris Martin, actor Chris Pratt, and many more. Follow him on Facebook.