The Hollywood Reporter reports that Ryan Seacrest is in talks with Clear Channel to expand his role with the company.
Seacrest is currently in the process of renegotiating his duties with his multiple employers. THR’s report states that Seacrest will depart amicably with NBC Universal leaving his role as Red Carpet Host for E!, while signing an extension with Fox to remain as host of American Idol. The biggest change will be an increased role with Clear Channel where his current $25 million per year contract runs through next year.
Seacrest would build more multi-platform programming for Clear Channel and IHeartRadio via his Ryan Seacrest Productions. They state the One Direction IHeartRadio album release special on the CW last year as an example of the type of content Seacrest will produce. An E! special focusing on the last ten years of his KIIS-FM based morning show will air on April 23.