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Ryan Seacrest signs on as 'Today' correspondent in new pact

April 27, 2012 |  2:33 pm


Ryan Seacrest has joined forces with NBCUniversal in a multi-platform agreement that will feature him working in several capacities, including as a correspondent for the "Today" show and at the Olympics.

The deal with Seacrest, who is a producer and the host of "American Idol," extends his current on-air presence with E! Entertainment into having a presence on NBC.

Steve Burke, chief executive of NBCUniversal, said the company looks foward to Seacrest's "continued role on E! and to having him appear on many new places across NBCUniversal, including the 'Today' show and at the Olympics."


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Photo: Ryan Seacrest. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press