“Live with Kelly” kicked off the week with a BIG announcement today, revealing the new permanent co-host Ryan Seacrest! This morning marks a new era in daytime television with the debut of the re-named “Live” franchise, “Live with Kelly and Ryan.”
ABC’s press release states, “Beginning with today’s inaugural broadcast, Seacrest joins Daytime Emmy Award-winner Ripa as co-host and a fellow executive producer on daytime’s longest-running, No. 1 entertainment talk show. A staple of modern American pop culture and media, and a household name from his decades on the radio, on television and as an Emmy-winning producer, Seacrest also has been a longtime friend of “Live,” with many guest appearances and multiple co-hosting stints.”
Kelly Rips said, “Ryan is a quintessential broadcaster and at the top of his game,” she adds, “I am thrilled to start my mornings with him every day, and we are so fortunate at ‘Live’ to have him join the family.”
Seacrest is no stranger to live broadcasting as the host of E!’s Live from the Red Carpet awards shows, and the host of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” and he hosted “American Idol” for years. Seacrest is an excellent choice for the co-host spot with Ripa!
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