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.
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