How Ryan Seacrest went from local radio DJ to one of the most famous TV hosts ever


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Ryan Seacrest has long been known as a man with many, many jobs. And it was just announced Monday morning that he's accepted yet another one: He's now the cohost of "Live" on ABC with Kelly Ripa.


Seacrest first gained recognition as the host of the hit reality competition show "American Idol," but before doing work on camera he already had a famous radio show in Los Angeles. You can also catch him on the red carpet on behalf of E! before pretty much any big, celebrity-filled event.

Here's everything you need to know about Ryan Seacrest's career so far: