Ryan Phelan

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Ryan Phelan
Born (1975-08-06) 6 August 1975 (age 39)
Ayr, Queensland
Occupation Sport Presenter & Reporter
Employer Seven Network

Ryan Phelan (born 8 June 1975) is an Australian television presenter.

Phelan is currently a sports presenter and reporter on Seven News.


Phelan was born in Ayr, Queensland and moved to Brisbane when he was 6 years old. He always had an interest in English and Drama while growing up but it was not until he was 15 that he realised he wanted to be a journalist. He set out to achieve this goal by gaining work experience with newspapers. After beginning as an errand-boy, he worked up to a co-hosting job on local TV station, Briz 31.

He relocated to Sydney and worked as a presenter for Sky Racing where he produced, wrote and hosted the award-winning harness racing program, "In the Gig". After three years working at Sky he was offered a job as a reporter for Sports Tonight a show on the mainstream television network, Ten. Eight months after reporting for the show, he landed the coveted role of presenter. Alongside Sports Tonight, Phelan reported for Network Ten on various other sports events including Clipsal 500, the 2003 US Women's Open, the final Melbourne Cup covered by Ten in 2001 and the 2005 City to Surf.

In 2005, he won the Cleo Bachelor of the Year competition run by Cleo Magazine.[1]

In late 2006, Phelan resigned from Channel Ten to take up a role with US sports network ESPN where Phelan co-hosted Sportscenter (Pacific Rim Edition).[2]

After leaving ESPN in 2007, Phelan then became part of the Fox Sports News team. He presented the sport during the summer of 2007/08 on the Nine Network's Today filling in for Cameron Williams. Phelan did not end up getting a role on Wide World of Sports, and in mid-2008, joined Fox Sports, and began hosting Fox Sports News.[3]

In March 2013, Phelan joined Seven News in Sydney replacing Matt Carmichael as weekend sports presenter.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Phelan married at the age of 18 but was divorced 8 years later. He has 2 children.


Preceded by
Matt Carmichael
Seven News Sydney
Weekend Sports Presenter

March 2013-
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Tim Webster
Sports Tonight

2002 - 2006
Succeeded by
Brad McEwan
Preceded by
Andrew G
Cleo Bachelor of the Year
Succeeded by
Andy Lee