Well, would you look at that?
Ryan Seacrest was announced this morning at The Hollywood Reporter's fourth annual Reality Power List, stealing the title from his former American Idol colleague Simon Cowell, who held the number one spot in '09 AND '10!
Rankings are determined by "quality and innovation within the business; the indelible mark one makes on his or her shows as executive, producer, or talent; one's overall impact on pop culture, one's ability to create dramatic, comedic and can’t-miss TV moments."
Well, given the name he's built for himself as a producer, radio personality, and American Idol host, we'd say it's a well-deserved honor!
But we wonder if next year, once The X Factor is up and running, Simon will back from the six spot to one!
Only time will tell! Enjoy the spot, Ryan! You've earned it!
Check out the rest of the top ten…AFTER THE JUMP!
1 Ryan Seacrest
Producer, founder of Ryan Seacrest Productions
2 Mike Darnell
President of alternative entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Co.
3 Jennifer Bresnan
Executive vp, alternative programming at CBS
4 John Saade & Vicki Dummer
Senior vps alternative series, specials and late-night, ABC Entertainment
5 Nancy Dubuc
President and GM at Lifetime and History
6 Simon Cowell
Founder and owner of Syco, executive producer of "America’s Got Talent" and "The X Factor"
7 Cecile Frot-Coutaz
CEO of FremantleMedia North America
8 David Goldberg
Chairman of Endemol North America
9 Paul Telegdy
Executive vp, alternative programming at NBC and Universal Media Studios
10 SallyAnn Salsano
Founder and president of 495 Productions
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