Bill Ryan (journalist)

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Bill Ryan (right, with Frank McGee) at the NBC Newsroom in New York on November 22, 1963
Bill Ryan

William Emmett Ryan III (April 4, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan – February 18, 1997 in Manhattan, New York City), aka Bill Ryan, was an American broadcast journalist with the NBC television network and its owned and operated local station WNBC-TV in New York City for 26 years, and also served for a year (1970-1971) as news anchor at WOR-TV. Bill Ryan was also co-anchor of the Ralph & Ryan radio morning show on 570 WMCA in the late 1970s to early 1980s in New York City. He is shown here on the right in the main photo in this ad for WMCA.[1]

He may be best-remembered for anchoring NBC's coverage of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, along with Chet Huntley and Frank McGee.[2]


  1. ^ "WMCA". The New York Times. December 14, 1982. p. D28. 
  2. ^ Robinson, Alan (November 17, 1988). "Ten Bells Signaled Moment in History". Associated Press.