In the past thirteen years, Ryan Seacrest bore New York’s winter weather as he hosted “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Years Eve”. Ryan Seacrest stated he prefers 2019 New Years’ rain over the 2018’s cold, which was a record low of nine degrees that year. Seacrest reportedly remained “unflappable” as his Ryan Seacrest’s Distinction white shirt became drenched along with his jeans of another brand. The weather also attributed to dangerous conditions due to exposed electrical cables and heaters laying in the rain. Seacrest upheld his abilities to host America as his puffer jacket started to smoke when he backed into a heater.
Secrest has become accustomed adapting to the variance in New York’s weather since joining Kelly Ripa on “LIVE with Kelly and Ryan” in 2017. The show films five days a week in the city and will continue into the 2019-2020 season. Working with Ripa helped Seacrest become accustomed to working with energetic blondes, such as his “Rockin’ New Years Eve” 2019’s co-host, Jenny McCarthy.
Ryan Seacrest is also experienced in hosting musicians through various situations. Seacrest continues to host his own radio show, “On Air with Ryan” and ABC’s “American Idol“. On “Rockin’ New Years Eve” this year, Secrest and McCarthy hosted Christina Aguilera Dan and Shay, and New Kids on the Block.
Secrest worked with Dan and Shay the week beforehand on Christmas Eve. The duo joined Secrest for a surprise visit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The hospital is home to a Secrest studio funded by the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. Dan and Shay sang and answers questions from patients. Seacrest humorously recounted to patients about being stuck in an elevator during the rehearsal for “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve” three years ago.
Other festivities in New York included CNN’s “New Years Eve with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen” and Metropolitan Opera’s New Year’s Eve Gala.