Clear Channel syndicated radio host and Top 40 KIIS-F 102.7 KISS FM Los Angeles morning man Ryan Seacrest, has finalized a three-year $15 million dollar per year deal to continue hosting “American Idol” and develop programming for CKX, parent company of “Idol” producer 19 Entertainment. The new deal, which reportedly triples his salary, makes Seacrest the highest-paid reality host in TV history and provides that Seacrest will be exclusive to CKX in broadcast TV primetime to host “Idol” or any CKX-produced show that might succeed it. It’s commonly believed that Seacrest earns his money. In addition to hosting “American Idol” he is also the face of E! Entertainment, where he hosts red-carpet coverage and produces “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and Denise Richard’s reality series. He’s also producing Jamie Oliver’s upcoming ABC reality show, and replaced Casey Kasem as the voice of “American Top 40.” Wait we’re not done…Seacrest also co-hosts ABC’s New Years’ Eve countdown with Dick Clark.
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