Nearly a year after Michael Strahan exited Live for a co-anchor gig on Good Morning America, Kelly Ripa has picked Ryan Seacrest as her new co-host. As a veteran entertainer with over two decades of hosting experience, Seacrest is certainly qualified for the job. However, his schedule is also packed with a slew of other obligations, from his various on-air hosting appearances to his long-running place as an executive producer for the Kardashian-Jenner TV empire. So, while he christens his newest post on Monday morning, you may be wondering: what will happen to Seacrest's radio show?
Well, fans can breathe easy, because it doesn't look like it's going anywhere. According to CNN, Seacrest's array of on and off-air roles won't be affected by the position. In fact, the outlet reports that the ABC building that houses Live will even have a new radio studio for Seacrest. That should help to ease his move from Los Angeles to New York, where Live is filmed.
In addition to his radio show, Seacrest will continue his run as a host and executive producer for Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, and, per Deadline, he recently renewed his contract with E! to extend his Live From the Red Carpet deal.
The announcement comes after a lengthy search for Strahan's replacement. Seacrest hosted alongside Ripa five times during the informal tryout period, besting other contenders like Jimmy Kimmel, Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen, Jussie Smollett, Neil Patrick Harris, and Dwayne Wade. But, with a resume as impressive as Seacrest's, it's easy to see why he won out
And, with the knowledge that his other titles are safely still in place, fans can focus on preparing themselves for a whole lot more of him.