The hardest working man in show business is about to work a little bit harder. Ryan Seacrest just signed a multi-platform deal with NBCUniversal.
Seacrest inked the two-year contract Friday (April 27) that allows him to work in the entertainment, news and sports divisions of the media company. As part of the deal, Seacrest will also contribute to election coverage and work as a correspondent on “Today.”
“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,” Steve Burke, chief executive of NBCU, says in a statement.
Seacrest’s signing has been a big priority for the company. Back in Jan. 2012, NBC President Bob Greenblatt expressed as much when he said they were looking for ways to “keep him in the family.”
It’s been a good week for Seacrest. In addition to the NBCU deal, he just re-upped with “American Idol” for two more seasons at a reported $15 million per year.