“Ryan is an extraordinary talent who has been an important part of the Comcast family for a long time,” stated Steve Burke, CEO of NBCUniversal. “We look forward to his continued role on E! and to having him appear on many new places across NBCUniversal, including the TODAY show and at the Olympics. This is a great example of how NBCUniversal is able to provide the perfect home for some of the best people in the business.”
“Joining the Comcast family six years ago was a game changing experience for me. My time at E! has enriched my career – both in-front-of and behind-the-camera – for which I am forever grateful,” said Ryan Seacrest. “Today, I am humbled to have the confidence of Steve Burke, Ted Harbert, Bonnie Hammer and many others within the NBCUniversal family, to strategically extend my relationship to encompass NBC programming. I’m especially looking forward to working with all the stellar on-air talents and producing executives involved in NBC’s news, entertainment and sports divisions, and I’m eager and excited to take on this broader new role.”
Seacrest will be serving as a special correspondent for NBC News’ TODAY. He’ll also be involved with NBC’s primetime coverage of the Olympics, beginning with the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.