Ryan Ruocco [ROO-co] is an American television and sports radio broadcaster. He currently co-hosts Ruocco and Rothenberg on ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
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 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 and began play-by-play duties in 2015.
Ruocco also works for ESPN and ESPN New York 98.7 FM. In addition to Ruocco and Rothenberg, EDIT: Ruocco and Rothenberg show was ended in September of 2015. He appears 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 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.
Prior to calling Nets games, Ruocco did play-by-play duties for the Oklahoma Sooners men's basketball. He also hosts shows for the Yankees and was the host of One on One. As a student at Fordham University, he called Rams football and basketball.
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 of 2015.
Ruocco is a native of Fishkill, New York. He is a graduate of Hackley School in Tarrytown, New York and Fordham University.
- Marty Glickman Award
- Fish For Breakfast Honoree (2015)
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