Hot on the heels of his $30 million “American Idol” contract extension, Ryan Seacrest has officially joined NBC’s “Today” team as a special correspondent. The two-year deal is the latest gig in the TV and radio host’s crowded schedule: he has a longtime morning radio show on KIIS FM in Los Angeles, hosts “American Idol” and E! News, and produces a variety of television shows, including all of the Kardashian reality shows.
“I am humbled to have the confidence of [NBCUniversal CEO] Steve Burke, Ted Harbert, Bonnie Hammer and many others within the NBCUniversal family, to strategically extend my relationship to encompass NBC programming,” said Seacrest. The host also expressed that he is “eager and excited to take on this broader new role.”
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