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.