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
Golfers tee up for Amputee Golf Classic in Monroe Township, New Jersey
Dozens of golfers hit the links for the Amputee Golf Classic, not only for the love of the game, but to prove to themselves what they are capable of.
Hofstra University, LIU advance to NCAA Division 1 Baseball Tournament
For the first time in history Hofstra University has secured a seat in the NCAA Division 1 Baseball Tournament and they'll be joined by Long Island University (LIU).
Hofstra pitcher defies the odds to help his team advance to CAA Championship
The Hofstra Pride wrapped up their regular season this weekend before heading to the CAA Championship - and they do so with a player who defied the odds to help his team.
Meet Yankees broadcaster Suzyn Waldman, a pioneer in sports
You hear her on New York Yankees broadcasts - a trailblazer as the third woman in MLB history to serve as a full-time commentator in the booth.
Moms start flag football program to empower young girls
Two local moms started a program two years ago to empower young ladies, showing them that the sky is the limit.
Long Island dog 'Rascal' becomes first three-legged dog to compete in AKC agility event
Sports champions can come in many different shapes and forms. One special champion is proving you don't need to have two or four legs to overcome a disability.
Chris Nikic runs NYC Marathon 1 year after becoming 1st person with Down syndrome to finish Ironman
Throughout his training and completion of the race, Nikic inspired others to follow in his footsteps: spreading his message to be "1 percent better" every single day, in every aspect of life.
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.