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
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.
Coronavirus News: Driveway Jazzercise to stay in shape during pandemic
Tara Griesing wanted to find another way to keep the Jazzercise community involved and engaged, so she started the Birthday Brigade -- visiting members in their driveway for outdoor group classes.
Coronavirus News: Dog shows try to go on amid the pandemic
Cancellations, postponements, delayed seasons are commonplace in sports because of COVID-19, and that includes dog shows.
Backyard Basketball Workout Series from NJ coach a big hit on Facebook
It all began with an idea to keep local kids involved in athletics when school buildings were initially "temporarily" closed.
Coronavirus News: News: NYC Triathlon goes virtual amid COVID-19 pandemic
For the second year in a row, organizers have canceled the New York City Triathlon, but for two very different reasons.
'It felt like Forrest Gump': Man runs from Long Island to New York City for charity
Running a marathon, 26.2 miles, is an incredible accomplishment for anyone who crosses the finish line. But how about five marathons in a row?