Since joining CBS Sports Network, Ryan has filled a number of roles, including calling an NFL game for CBS Sports and the men’s basketball Final Four in 2010 and 2011 for CBS 3D and CBS World Feed. He has announced women’s college basketball and baseball for the Network and at the 2011 Final Four, Ryan served as play-by-play announcer for a college all-star game, which aired on TruTv. He has also called college basketball and the NCAA lacrosse championships for Westwood One/CBS Radio.
Before joining CBS Sports Network, Ryan worked for ESPN, where he was a play-by-play announcer, anchor and reporter, and covered more than 20 different sports and events, including the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, college football, college basketball, college lacrosse, the College World Series and Little League World Series.
Prior to ESPN, Ryan served as sports director at WSTM-TV in Syracuse and as play-by-play announcer for Super Sports, a regional cable network covering Syracuse University and other area sports. Previously, he was the weekend sports anchor and weekday sports reporter at WSTM-TV in Syracuse, N.Y. He also worked for WBOY-TV in Clarksburg, W.V., covering West Virginia University and Pittsburgh sports teams, and as a play-by-play announcer for MetroNews Radio Network.
Ryan graduated from Syracuse University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Germanic Studies. Since 1994 he has been an adjunct professor at Syracuse's Newhouse School of Public Communications. He is also Co-Director of Syracuse's popular "Sportscaster U," which instructs NBA players in broadcasting.
In 1989 Ryan was the Bob Costas Award Winner for the top sportscaster in Syracuse's Newhouse School and received the New York State Broadcasters Award for top coverage of the Big East Basketball Tournament. He was nominated for an Emmy in 2003, 2005 and 2007 for coverage of the Little League World Series. Ryan currently resides in Baldwinsville, NY with his wife, three daughters and one son.