Sam Ryan
Sam Ryan is an Emmy-award winning sports anchor and reporter who returned home to WABC in 2018. She was a weekend morning sports anchor and reporter at WABC in 2002-2003 before moving on to ESPN as a full-time sideline reporter.

At ESPN and ABC Sports, Sam covered many national sporting events including the NHL on ABC, Stanley Cup Playoffs, Sunday Night Baseball, Home Run Derby, Little League World Series, College Football, and the 2005 Monday Night Football broadcasts.

Sam later served as a contributor to CBS Sports' coverage of The NFL on CBS and the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship. She was also a studio host and reporter at the MLB Network and covered the MLB postseason for Turner Sports as the in-game reporter in 2015 - 2017.

Sam was thrilled to co-anchor ABC-7's NYC Marathon Coverage, Marathon Sunday, alongside Ryan Field as one of her first assignments upon officially returning to WABC.

She is an avid runner, having completed ten marathons, including four NYC Marathons. Sam is an NYRR Team for Kids Ambassador and is passionate about promoting youth fitness.

She lives in New York with her husband and two kids.

Sam's Stories
87-year-old woman to run the New York Mini for the 26th time
At 87, Ulrike Klopfer is running in her 26th New York Road Runners' Mini 10k this Saturday.
NYPD Officer Running Her Second New York Mini 10k
ABC 7 New York will provide live streaming coverage of the New York Road Runners' Mini 10K race in Central Park on Saturday, June 8.
Yankees, Athletics series marks historic milestone for women in MLB broadcasting
This week's series between the New York Yankees and the Oakland A's is historic, not because of what's taking place on the field, but rather, what's happening in the booth.
Long Island high school senior throws no-hitter
Smithtown High School West Senior Connor Catania was on the mound in a game against Hills East when he did not allow a hit in seven innings.
Maggie's Mission founders to race in 2024 NYC Half Marathon in memory of daughter
The team of close to 12 runners has raised more than $21,000 this year, and counting, all to help children fighting pediatric cancer.
Bill Bradley talks love of the game, life in autobiography produced by Spike Lee
The former New Jersey senator uses his successful Knicks team as an example to send a positive message of togetherness.
Long Island boy born with heart defect defies the odds to play hockey, starts clothing line
12-year-old Jack Foley was born with half a heart. A condition called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, in which the left side of the heart fails to develop. He's not letting it slow him down on the ice.
Young woman who overcame Hodgkin's lymphoma to sing national anthem at Giants' final home game
An NYU student is getting a chance to sing in front of a crowd bigger than anything she could've imagined despite being blindsided by a tragic diagnosis and treatment that put her dreams on hold.
New Jersey rowing club places third, receives honors at competition
The group from the Nereid Boat Club finished third in their division at the Head of the Charles Regatta competition in Massachusetts.
Long Island hospital offers free cardiac screenings for high school athletes
Students undergo an EKG and an echocardiogram of the heart. With recent congenital abnormalities and in some instances, tragedies in the headlines, the program has generated increased interest.