Ryan Officially Joining ‘The Today Show’ as Special Correspondent, Expands Role at NBC
Last week was a busy one, even by Ryan’s standards.
After Ryan’s two year extension with “American Idol” was revealed on Monday, and a three year extension of hit reality show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” on Tuesday, the week ended with NBCUniversal announcing a groundbreaking multi-platform two-year agreement with Ryan on Friday.
Ryan’s new deal not only includes on-air, broadcasting and producing duties across the NBC and E! networks, but also expands his current on-air presence from solely appearing on E! to include NBC.
Yes, that’s right. You will see the boss on NBC as a special correspondent for your favorite morning program, ”The Today Show.” Ryan will not only contribute to the morning show, but also to NBC’s primetime news and NBC entertainment programming, not the mention his previously announced role on the primetime team for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
E!’s red carpet fans shouldn’t worry though, as Ryan will continue to be a fixture at awards show hosting and producing E!’s “Live from the Red Carpet” programs, which recently delivered its most-watched awards season in the network’s history.
Though he won’t be hosting “E! News” day-to-day, Ryan is staying on as Managing Editor of the entertainment news show and will occasionally contribute and produce high profile celebrity interviews and content.
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