NBCUniversal wants Ryan Seacrest to replace Matt Lauer as co-anchor of the Today Show, should he decide to retire when his contract is up in 2012. NBC is said to be coming up with ways to keep Seacrest in the “Comcast family” and anchoring the Today Show would just be one of those options.
I am a fan of “E! News,” the entertainment news show that he currently hosts and I remember his work from all the way back to the first season of American Idol. I don’t know if I can see him on a morning news television program though. On “Good Morning America” on ABC, Lara Spencer is the Life & Style anchor. I think that Ryan Seacrest would fit into that role very fittingly. I can’t however, see him doing breaking news. Television news relies very much on trust and loyalty. I trust Ryan Seacrest to tell me about Lindsey Lonhan being arrested again. At this time, I don’t think I trust him to tell me about major news.