Daniel Skye Plays Games With Patients At Seacrest Studios Washington D.C.

Daniel Skye continued his tour of Seacrest Studios by visiting our studio at Children’s National. During his interview he talked to us about how he got his start in the music business, his new life in Los Angeles, and all about what it’s like to be on tour. Daniel also told us his biggest inspiration when he writes his music: his life. “I write about real life experiences, what happens to me on a day-to-day basis.” Daniel’s piece of advice for all of our patients, “Be yourself!”

After the interview, Daniel and our patients took turns doing dramatic readings of popular song lyrics. After someone would read the lyrics, everyone had to guess what the song was. It was so much fun! After the game, patients had the chance to take pictures with Daniel. Thank you Daniel for spending time with us in Washington D.C.!

DNCE Plays “Finish That Song” With Patients at Children’s National

It was a good day at Children’s National Medial Center when DNCE visited with patients and families in Seacrest Studios. Joe told us all about his love of bacon, JinJoo demonstrated her “wake up” sound effects, Cole busted out his dance moves, and Jack talked about his desire to fly! We loved getting to goof off, play games and dance it out with DNCE. They topped off their visit with a special graduation ceremony for one of our Seacrest Studios Stars, Leah.  Thanks for taking time to make our patients smile!



Katie Ledecky Visits Seacrest Studios D.C. Straight From The Olympics

Katie Ledecky broke a Seacrest Studios world record by visiting Children’s National Medical Center for the 3rd time! Patients, families and staff cheered on Katie as she walked into the studio sporting her gold medals. She excitedly told us about her experience competing in the Rio Olympics, how she prepares for big swim meets, and how she sets and reaches her goals. We debuted a new game during her visit called “Who Would Win” where Katie guessed which sea creature would win in a swim race. We wrapped up the visit with pictures and autographs where Katie let every patient try on her gold medal. Thanks for visiting Children’s National Katie…you will always be a Seacrest Studios star!



Daya Talks About Her Music & Secret Talent In Seacrest Studios D.C.

Seacrest Studios was filled with smiles, laughter, and lots of girl power when pop singer, Daya visited patients and families at Children’s National! The 17-year-old talked about her rise to stardom, hit songs, and what we can expect from her in the future!

Patients in the studio and in their rooms were able to talk with Daya who left no question unanswered. Daya also talked about how her life as a typical teenager has changed since the release of her wildly popular song, “Hideaway.”  She described the experience as “crazy but cool,” saying one minute she was going to prom and the next minute she was performing for fans at the White House. When asked if she had any hidden talents, Daya laughed and said she could play a piano upside down! Daya topped off her awesome visit with pictures and autographs; taking the time to follow our friends on Instagram. One patient even decorated a microphone for Daya to remind her of her first Seacrest Studios visit. These Daya-Dreamers can’t wait to see what she does next and hope she can visit Children’s National again soon!

Flo Rida Takes Home A First Place Medal From Seacrest Studios in D.C.

Flo Rida spent time at Children’s National in Washington, DC to visit with patients at Seacrest Studios.  During his visit, Flo Rida answered questions from patients both inside and outside of the studio and from the patient rooms. He played a game on air and got to take home his very own first place medal!

We learned about his life growing up with seven sisters and that he is a fraternal twin! Our patients asked him what other artists he would like to work with and he told us that Beyonce is at the top of his list. He topped off the visit with personalized autographs and pictures with patients and families. Congrats on your new single, Flo Rida …we hope to see you again soon!

Seacrest Studios Opens At Children’s National in Washington, D.C.

The Ryan Seacrest Foundation is thrilled to open Seacrest Studios today at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C.  We are so excited to share this broadcast media center with the patients and their families, and we hope it contributes positively to their healing process.

To celebrate the launch of our ninth Seacrest Studios, we invited our friends Lucy Hale, Cam, Katie Ledecky and Robin Thicke to help Ryan with the first broadcast.

In addition to spending time with the patients, Cam entertained the crowd with her acoustic rendition of Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson‘s “Uptown Funk.” During her live performance, the country singer-songwriter tossed to Robin, who triggered laughter with his vocal improvisation of the track’s funky beat.

RSF ambassador Nick Jonas, who is busy promoting his Future Now tour with Demi Lovato, was unable to attend the ceremony, but he made sure to send his love via Twitter.

Stay tuned for updates throughout the day, or follow along on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to be a part of the fun!

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owe it all to you Nate. Thx for being a champion for #SeacrestStudios at @childrensnational

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loved meeting all the patients at @childrensnational today. You guys are the real rockstars #SeacrestStudios

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