Ryan Seacrest Extends Agreement With iHeartMedia
July 13, 2015 at 5:16 AM (PT)
iHEARTMEDIA has extended and expanded its agreement with RYAN SEACREST, noting the deal reflects, "the impact that he continues to have on the company's brand partnerships, media platforms and signature events."
Under the new agreement, SEACREST will increase his responsibilities with iHEARTMEDIA. He will continue to be a key advisor, working closely with the company's Chairman/CEO BOB PITTMAN and Pres./COO/CFO RICH BRESSLER, and will provide input into all the company's major events and initiatives as well as developing new ways to connect advertisers closely to consumers. SEACREST will also continue in his role as one of the core personalities across all iHEARTRADIO platforms, hosting and producing his Top 40 KIIS/LOS ANGELES morning show; the nationally-syndicated "On Air with RYAN SEACREST," "American Top 40 with RYAN SEACREST"; and the weekday vignette "Direct from HOLLYWOOD," and continue his role in all of iHEARTMEDIA's nationally recognized events.
"In the new iHEARTMEDIA, where we connect our fans to their favorite programming and music -- and advertisers to consumers -- innovation and creativity is more important than ever," said PITTMAN. "RYAN is unique, standing alone in today's world as someone who crosses all media as an expert on both the talent and business sides, and we are fortunate to have him as a member of our core team."
"I've been active in everything from broadcast radio to digital, from television to social media and more -- and the wonderful thing about my extended relationship with iHEARTMEDIA is that it ties everything together," said SEACREST. "I'm grateful for the support of BOB and RICH. Their continued confidence fuels my creative spirit and inspires me to do a job I've loved since I was 15 years old."
"RYAN is an amazing talent whose impact on iHEARTMEDIA continues to grow," said BRESSLER. "He plays a critically important role in our company across all our platforms -- everything from entertaining listeners and breaking talent on his top-rated morning show to working closely with advertisers, hosting tentpole events like our iHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL and iHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS, and interacting on a personal level with top celebrities and talent. We are thrilled to have him extend and expand his role with us."