Add another line to Ryan Secrest’s resume.
Or maybe just move a slightly older one back up to the very top of the list.
The AJC’s Rodney Ho is reporting that Dunwoody native Seacrest has “finally signed off on hosting the ABC version of “American Idol” in 2018.” That returns him to the hosting job he originally held from 2002 to 2016 on Fox, the gig that helped make him a mega-star and top contendor for the title “Hardest Working Man in Show Business.”
Why it seems like only yesterday we wrote a story titled, “Here’s Every Job Ryan Seacrest Has Ever Had.”
In fact, it was way, way back in May when the news broke that Seacrest, 42, was joining Kelly Ripa as permanent co-host of “Live with Kelly and Ryan.” He will, of course, keep right on doing that job five mornings a week while hosting “Idol” at night. “Logistically, he will do live “Idol” shows Sunday evenings, then do a red eye back to New York in time to do “Live” at 9 a.m. and his radio show,” Ho says.
By our count, that makes 21 show biz/entertainment jobs alone that Seacrest has had since starting out as a teen-aged radio DJ at WSTR-FM in Atlanta while still attending Dunwoody High School. In between then and now, he’s done everything from (and sometimes simultaneously) hosting a revenge-themed reality show on TNN and foisting “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” on the world to taking over “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” and much, much more.