It's Official: Ryan Seacrest Joins The Today Show As A 'Correspondent'
April 30, 2012 at 5:33 AM (PT)
NBC didn't make a big announcement -- but did release on FRIDAY (4/27), that RYAN SEACREST has joined the TODAY SHOW as a special correspondent.
THEWRAP.COM reports, "the two-year deal also extends SEACREST's on-air hosting duties for NBCU property E!, as well has his broadcasting and producing duties for NBC, which include news, entertainment and sports programming. SEACREST contributes to NBC primetime news and NBC entertainment programming. Beginning with this summer's LONDON games, the "American Idol" host will also pitch in with the network's OLYMPICS coverage."
"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, continuing that he's "eager and excited to take on this broader new role."