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[08/12/15 - 09:04 AM]
Ryan Seacrest Named Late Night Host for NBC's Rio Olympics Coverage
Seacrest served as a correspondent for NBC's coverage of the 2012 London Games, which was the most-watched television event in U.S. history with more than 217 million viewers.

[via press release from NBC]

RYAN SEACREST NAMED LATE NIGHT HOST FOR NBC'S RIO OLYMPICS COVERAGE

Seacrest Returns to NBC Olympics after Serving as Special Correspondent for 2012 London Games

STAMFORD, Conn. - August 12, 2015 - With just under a year to go until the Opening Ceremony, NBC Olympics announced today that Ryan Seacrest will serve as host for NBC's late night coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Seacrest served as a correspondent for NBC's coverage of the 2012 London Games, which was the most-watched television event in U.S. history with more than 217 million viewers. In London, Seacrest interviewed U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps and was one of the hosts of the Closing Ceremony.

"The late night atmosphere will be electric," said Jim Bell, Executive Producer, NBC Olympics. "And we're thrilled to have Ryan Seacrest in the middle of it all capturing Rio's unique flavor, talking to Olympic athletes, and telling the stories of the day."

"Joining the NBC Olympics team at the 2012 London Games was an exhilarating experience," said Seacrest. "I appreciate Jim Bell's confidence, along with everyone at NBC Sports. I can't wait to reunite with the team of broadcasters and producers for the 2016 Rio Olympics, and I look forward to hosting the live late night show."

Ryan Seacrest is an internationally acclaimed host and producer for some of the most popular shows on broadcast and cable television, as well as on nationally-syndicated radio and local radio.

Seacrest is host of the primetime talent showcase "American Idol" on Fox, as well as host and executive producer of ABC's annual New Year's Eve program, "Dick Clark's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest." He also has an agreement with NBCUniversal that includes on-air broadcasting and producing duties across the NBC and E! Networks, including serving as host and producer of the E! Live from the Red Carpet awards programs. On radio, Seacrest is host of "On Air with Ryan Seacrest," his market-topping #1 nationally syndicated LA morning drive-time show for iHeartMedia's 102.7 KIIS-FM, as well as the nationally-syndicated "On Air with Ryan Seacrest," "American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest," and the weekday vignette "Direct from Hollywood."

Seacrest is also a successful entrepreneur with an Emmy-winning television production company, a men's tailored clothing and accessories collection (Ryan Seacrest Distinction), and is an investor in several media and technology companies. His philanthropic efforts are focused on youth-oriented initiatives, including serving as Chairman of The Ryan Seacrest Foundation and Honorary Chair of the Grammy Foundation. The Ryan Seacrest Foundation will have 10 broadcast media centers - Seacrest Studios - in pediatric hospitals in cities across the country by the end of 2015. He is also on the board of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

THE OLYMPICS BEGIN AUGUST 5, 2016

About NBC Olympics

A division of NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal's Olympic coverage. It is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning production, and ability to aggregate the largest audiences in U.S. television history. The 2012 London Olympics were watched by 217 million Americans, making it the most-watched event in U.S. television history.

Having produced every Summer Olympics since Seoul in 1988 and every Winter Olympics since Salt Lake City in 2002, the networks of NBCUniversal are synonymous with the Games in the United States. NBCUniversal has the U.S. media rights on all platforms to all Olympic Games through 2032. At the conclusion of the 2032 Games, NBCUniversal will have presented 23 total Olympic Games and 17 consecutive, the most for a U.S. media company in both categories.

NBC has won an unprecedented 95 Emmy Awards for its Olympics coverage, as well as a prestigious Peabody Award for its presentation of the Beijing Opening Ceremony in 2008, which USA Today said was "the best overall Olympic experience ever provided by a U.S. network."





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