How Ryan Seacrest's First (Unofficial) Broadcasting Job Led Him to a Big New Education Initiative

Giving back to teachers with Think It Up

Ryan Seacrest wants to give back to teachers, whom he credits for giving him his first taste of broadcasting.

This might not come as much of a surprise, but Seacrest wasn't exactly a quiet kid in school—much to the chagrin of his teachers. "All of my teachers knew me as the kid that talked a lot, and sometimes would forget to raise his hand," Seacrest told Adweek.

In a story Seacrest will share Friday night on Think It Up, a one-hour telecast that will air across NBC, Fox, ABC and CBS, the multihyphenate talent will mention how he was convinced to do his school's morning announcements as a way to channel his energy.

"In a way, there are three or four teachers that gave me that first broadcasting job, which was to say, 'Please rise for the pledge,' " Seacrest says.



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