'Live with Kelly and Ryan' debuted Monday

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NEW YORK -- A new era in daytime television began today when Kelly Ripa introduced the permanent co-host joining her on the top-rated, Emmy-winning “Live” franchise: veteran broadcaster Ryan Seacrest is the new co-host of the newly-rechristened “Live with Kelly and Ryan.”

The show can be seen at 9 a.m. weekdays on KXII.

Beginning with Monday's inaugural broadcast, Seacrest joins Daytime Emmy Award-winner Ripa as co-host and a fellow executive producer on daytime’s longest-running, No. 1 entertainment talk show.

"Ryan is a quintessential broadcaster and at the top of his game," said Ripa. "I am thrilled to start my mornings with him every day, and we are so fortunate at ‘Live’ to have him join the family."

Seacrest will make the move to New York immediately to begin his co-hosting duties, and will continue hosting and executive producing "On Air with Ryan Seacrest," his market-topping #1 nationally syndicated LA morning drive-time radio show for iHeartMedia's 102.7 KIIS-FM, as well as a nationally-syndicated Top 40 radio show. New York’s ABC7, home of “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” will house a brand-new iHeartRadio studio for Seacrest’s New York City location.



 
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