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
After 52 years, legendary NY high school football coach Tony DeMatteo calls it a career
Legendary New York high school football coach Tony DeMatteo, who ranks second in the state in career wins, has decided to retire after a career that spanned more than half a century.
Stony Brook women's basketball team heads to first ever NCAA tournament
The Seawolves punched their ticket with a win over Maine in the championship game of the America East Conference Women's Basketball Tournament last week.
Future Stars: Teen jiu-jitsu star hopes to inspire other girls, women
It's a story you might get a kick out of - Monmouth County's Sophie Sharp is already a decorated Tae Kwon Do fighter, and she is only 14 years old and now making a name for herself in jiu-jitsu.
Track club gets creative by turning shopping center garage into own running facility
A local track club is getting creative in the pandemic by turning a shopping center parking garage into their own running facility.
Special Olympics Unified Sports bringing Long Island schools together
Special Olympics Unified Sports teams, made up of students with disabilities and those without, are showing benefits that extend well beyond the court or field.
Coronavirus News: Suffolk PAL hosts field day for youth athletes of all abilities
The event showcased runners of all abilities after competition and events were stalled due to COVID-19.
50 years later: Looking back at early years of TCS New York City Marathon
Did you know 2020 is not the first time the NYC Marathon was called off?
Running in a pandemic: How races will be made safer this fall
With the health and safety of athletes in mind, New York Road Runners is developing a new model for races to make a safe return this fall.
Kickball is coming to Long Island at a minor league ballpark
A gym class favorite activity is now coming to Long Island, for adults.
Reopen NY: Special Olympics New York athletes resume training for fall season
For the first time since the pandemic started, athletes involved with Special Olympics New York can participate in a sports season, while also following COVID health and safety guidelines.