Ryan Seacrest has had tremendous success as a Talent and executive on both radio and television for over 20 years, and on October 19th, he will receive the 2022 National Association of Broadcasters’ Distinguished Service Award at the NAB Show in New York City. This recognition is described as the NAB’s “highest honor, which recognizes those who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the American system of broadcasting.”
The charitable efforts of Seacrest as the Chairman and Founder of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation for a dozen years will also be celebrated. According to the mission statement of the non-profit organization, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation is committed to “inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education focused initiatives.”
Ryan Seacrest currently hosts and produces the KIIS (102.7 KIIS-FM)/Los Angeles morning show, and the nationally syndicated programs “On Air With Ryan Seacrest” and “American Top 40 With Ryan Seacrest.” He’s also seen on “American Idol,” “LIVE With Kelly And Ryan,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest.” In addition to being booked and busy, Seacrest has earned respect, and has won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host.
Here’s what NAB President & CEO Curtis LeGeyt said about Ryan Seacrest being named the recipient of the 2022 National Association of Broadcasters’ Distinguished Service Award:
“Ryan Seacrest has made an indelible mark on broadcasting while demonstrating a strong commitment to public service. For decades, Ryan has produced and hosted hit radio and television programs that have entertained millions worldwide, while dedicating his time to bring joy to children in need. NAB looks forward to celebrating his contributions to our industry and our community at NAB Show New York this October.”
Previous honorees include Alan Alda, Bob Hope, Bob Schieffer, Edward R. Murrow, former NAB President & CEO Gordon Smith, Jim Henson, Mary Tyler Moore, Michael J. Fox, Oprah Winfrey, Robin Roberts, President Ronald Reagan and Walter Cronkite.