Ryan Ruocco

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Ryan Ruocco
Born (1986-11-18) November 18, 1986 (age 30)
Residence New York City, NY
Nationality American
Education Loyola University Maryland (transferred),
Fordham University (B.A. in Communications)
Occupation Presenter (basketball, football, baseball play-by-play announcer), interviewer, radio sports talk show host
Years active 2006–present
Employer ESPN, ESPN Radio, YES Network

Ryan P. Ruocco [ROO-co] is an American television and sports radio broadcaster.

Biography[edit]

Ruocco is the secondary television announcer for the Brooklyn Nets. He joined the broadcast team in 2011 and serves as play-by-play voice when Ian Eagle is on commitments with the NFL on CBS, NBA on TNT or the NCAA Basketball on CBS. He also does select college basketball games for YES and was the host of This Week in Football for the YES Network that focused on the New York Giants and Jets. His analysts were Howard Cross, Gary Myers, and Ross Tucker. He joined the network in 2007 as the New York Yankees statistician.[1][2]

Ruocco saw his first action as a lead play-by-play man for the YES Network when he called a series between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros in June 2015.

Ruocco also works for ESPN and ESPN New York 98.7 FM. He has appeared as a contributor on The Michael Kay Show and as a substitute host on various ESPN Radio shows. He was a fill-in host prior to 2008 for ESPN Radio and anchored ESPN Radio SportsCenter and was a correspondent for the NFL Network. He also called college football and basketball games for ESPN Radio[3] and also does play-by-play duties for The NFL on ESPN Radio beginning in 2013 with three other play-by-play men Marc Kestecher, Sean McDonough, and Bill Rosinski.[4]

As a student at Fordham University, he called Rams football and basketball.

Personal[edit]

Ruocco is a native of Fishkill, New York.[5] He is a graduate of Hackley School in Tarrytown, New York and Fordham University.[3][6]

Awards[edit]

  • Marty Glickman Award 2008
  • Fish for Breakfast Nominee 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "YES Network Announcers: Ryan Ruocco". yesnetwork.com. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Jerry Barmash (11 September 2012). "Ryan Ruocco Expands YES Network Duties, Named Host of This Week in Football". Fishbowl NY. Mediabistro. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "YES Network Broadcasters". NETS Media Guide. Brooklyn Nets. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Amanda DeCastro (18 July 2013). "ESPN Radio NFL Regular Season Kicks off with Tennessee/Pittsburgh". ESPN Media Zone. ESPN. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Andrew Pistone (9 December 2010). "Fordham Alum Ryan Ruocco Hopes to Continue Sports Broadcasting Success". Fordham Observer. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Randi K. & Marc B. (15 September 2010). "The Dream Job: From Hackley's King Field to Yankee Stadium". Hackley School. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 

External links[edit]

"Ryan Ruocco". LinkedIn. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
"Ryan Ruocco". ESPN.com. Retrieved 16 March 2015.