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
Man from Long Island makes history while skateboarding across country
Long Island's Chad Caruso completed the 57-day journey on his skateboard from March to May - battling elements along the way.
Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin reunite to tackle pediatric cancer with 'Show Us Your Team' campaign
Those interested in taking part, are asked to take a photo and post it to social media using the hashtag #ShowUsYourTeam and the following tags: @tcjayfund or @TackleKidsCancr.
Players from the Tri State are heading to the Amputee World Cup in Poland
"My hope is to help our players embrace life with positivity, giving them the hope and encouragement to believe that they can lead fulfilling lives despite their challenges," said American Amputee Soccer Association Coach Jim Franks.
Cyclists bike across New York state to raise money for seeing eye dog training school
A group of local cyclists are taking part in a week-long ride across New York state, all for a great cause involving puppies!
Running community rallies around longtime announcer battling cancer in Massapequa
The running community on Long Island came together to show their love and support for a beloved announcer who is battling colon cancer.
7-year-old sports reporter has interviewed dozens of athletes, like Yankees shortstop Anthony Volpe
Sports Anchor Sam Ryan met a young sports reporter with big dreams at her most recent assignment.
Seton Hall, Hofstra, LIU, Marist to hit diamond in NCAA softball tournament
The NCAA softball regionals begin Friday, with four local teams taking the diamond and all with a unique story to tell.
'It Ain't Over' documentary showcases legacy of Yogi Berra
'It Ain't Over' is not just a baseball movie - it showcases Yogi's legacy on the field --- 10 World Series rings - the most of any player in MLB history.
Pickleball opens at Wollman Rink in Central Park
"14 hours a day, 7 days a week. That's 196 hours of pickleball every single day," said Erica Desai, co-founder of City Pickle.