iHeartMedia and Ryan Seacrest have announced the flagship personality will continue with the company through 2027. The anticipated contract renewal solidifies the longstanding relationship between iHeart and Seacrest.
Seacrest will continue to host and produce his morning show on 102.7 KIIS-FM in Los Angeles, along with the nationally syndicated programs On Air with Ryan Seacrest and American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest. He will also play an integral role in iHeartMedia’s significant initiatives and host major events like the iHeartRadio Music Festival and the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in Los Angeles.
The contract negotiations were managed by Jeff Refold, COO and CFO of Ryan Seacrest Enterprises, and Jonathan West of Latham & Watkins LLP.
Seacrest said, “iHeartMedia has been my home since my teenage years, and I’m honored to continue to work together to find new and innovative ways to connect with our listeners. Thank you to Bob and Rich and the extended iHeartMedia family for the continued support, and a special thank you to my on-air crew, the best team in radio, for making the show fun and seamless every day.”
iHeart President, COO, and CFO Rich Bressler commented, “It’s an honor to once again extend our relationship with Ryan, one of our most iconic personalities who has been instrumental in growing iHeartMedia’s reach in his three-decade career with us while endlessly entertaining our audiences nationwide. Ryan is in a class of his own in the entertainment industry and we’re thrilled to have his expertise, business savvy, and talent to count on for years to come.”