The Irish American Media Top 30
SAM Ryan joined WCBS-TV and CBS Sports in June 2006. Ryan serves as CBS 2’s sports anchor for CBS 2 News at 6 and 11 p.m. on Monday through Wednesday evenings, as well as serving as a studio host for college football at CBS College Sports.
She also contributes to CBS Sports’ coverage of the NFL on CBS and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.
Previously, Ryan served as sideline reporter for ESPN and ESPN2’s coverage of the National Hockey League playoffs, including the Stanley Cup finals on ESPN and ABC. In 2004, she added reporting duties for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball telecasts.
Before joining ESPN and ABC Sports, Ryan worked as a sports anchor and reporter for WABC-TV. In addition, she also has reported for WFAN radio in New York, News 12 Long Island, WVIT in Hartford, Connecticut, and Fox Sports in New York, where she served as a reporter and anchor for the New York Sports Report.
During her career Ryan has reported on many diverse sporting events, including 2005 Monday Night Football on ABC, Super Bowl XL pre-game (ABC), the Little League World Series (2003-‘05), the 1996 Summer Olympics (ABC Radio Network), the 2000 Subway Series between the Yankees and the Mets (Fox Sports New York and Madison Square Garden Network) and women’s college basketball (Fox Sports).
She won a local Emmy Award in 1999 for Outstanding Series Feature and garnered a local Associated Press Award in 2000 and a New York Broadcasters Association Award in 2007.
In addition to her on-air work, Ryan is a national spokesperson for the March of Dimes, helping to generate awareness of its Prematurity Campaign.
A second generation Irish American, Ryan’s grandmother Mary O'Grady, originally from Galway, lived with her family on Long Island, leaving Ryan with strong a Irish identity, something she wishes to pass on to her children.
Ryan and her husband currently reside on Long Island with their two children.
Kristen Shaughnessy has been with NY1 since 1995 as the station's weekend anchor and breaking news reporter.
When the World Trade Center was attacked on September 11, 2001, Shaughnessy was one of the first on the scene.
Shaughnessy may be one of the city's only television reporters to grow up in a house without TV. Her family's television set broke when she was very young, and her parents decided that the family would be better off reading.
Shaughnessy worked first in radio and then at a television station in upstate New York before coming to NY1.
Shaughnessy has been able to trace her roots back to the mid 19th century, from the south west of Ireland.
Shaughnessy is married to Joe Bush, a professional golfer. They live in New York with their two daughters, Jamie and Kara.
Kate Sullivan joined WCBS-TV in April 2006 as co-anchor of CBS 2 News This Morning with Maurice DuBois, weekdays from 5-7 a.m. In addition, she also co-anchors CBS 2 News at Noon.