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
Outcycling riding group adds virtual Pride Ride to their events
The group started more than 10 years ago with a few dozen riders. Outcycling has grown to include 2,000 cyclists.
Track star from Long Island running 100 miles to raise money for 127 scholarships
A standout runner in high school and college, 32-year-old Laura Cummings began a 100-mile journey from Merrick to Montauk Thursday.
How to virtually take part in the Ride for Mental Health
The Ride for Mental Health has been an annual event since 2017, but this year, it will not take place in New Paltz with hundreds of riders.
Long Island brewery recognizing acts of kindness with 'Toast your Hero' initiative
With more than 250 nominees to date and growing, the brewery has recognized several heroes since April - an ER nurse on the front lines, to a chef donating meals, to the director of a community foundation, to name a few.
Man trains to run the NYC marathon like a bear
You may have heard the expression before - someone struggling during a marathon and saying they would crawl if they had to finish.
DoSomething's OneTeam challenge focuses on teamwork, community leadership
With schools closed and youth sports canceled, DoSomething.org has been focusing on teamwork and community leadership during this time with the #OneTeam challenge sponsored by ESPN.
Coronavirus News: Long Island nurse juggles treating COVID-19 patients, making sure own family doesn't get sick
Glenna Arato is an O.R. nurse at Port Jefferson's St. Charles Hospital. And like many others, she found her situation was altered due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus News: The Armory offering online workouts for kids by pros and Olympians
Like most venues, The Armory has been forced to cancel or postpone its scheduled events amid the coronavirus pandemic, including its weekly program for New York City kids.
Young girls spreading 'cheer' to healthcare workers on Long Island
A group of young girls on Long Island are spreading cheer to healthcare workers by providing them free meals. A little cheer is something the group is quite familiar with.
NYRR Wheelchair Training Program helping keep kids on track with virtual meetings
Youth sports are on hold or canceled for now, and that includes wheelchair training and racing.