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
NYC Marathon to be 300th milestone for this brain cancer survivor
As Julia Khavsecho makes her way across the finish line for her 300th time after beating cancer, she wants to share her story. "I went from being cancer girl to runner girl, and I like that title more," she said.
2023 NYC Marathon: Morgan Beadlescomb, Annie Rodenfels win Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5k
2023 B.A.A. 5K champion Morgan Beadlescomb and three-time NCAA Division III champion Annie Rodenfels both captured the 2023 USTAF 5K Championships at the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K on Saturday in Central Park.
Woman set to make 2023 TCS NYC Marathon her 4th race this year following open-heart surgery
Even a hole in her heart can't stop Andrea Kantor from running the 2023 TCS NYC Marathon.
Dad runs NYC marathon in honor of high school staff that saved son with AED
Less than a year ago, the world stopped for the Kellachan family when their son PJ collapsed on the basketball court.
3-time NYC half marathon champ Molly Huddle returns to race after becoming a mom
The 38-year-old is racing the half marathon for the first time since her 2017 victory, which was her third consecutive win -- and now she has a whole new perspective.
Man from Long Island makes history while skateboarding across country
Long Island's Chad Caruso completed the 57-day journey on his skateboard from March to May - battling elements along the way.
Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin reunite to tackle pediatric cancer with 'Show Us Your Team' campaign
Those interested in taking part, are asked to take a photo and post it to social media using the hashtag #ShowUsYourTeam and the following tags: @tcjayfund or @TackleKidsCancr.
Players from the Tri State are heading to the Amputee World Cup in Poland
"My hope is to help our players embrace life with positivity, giving them the hope and encouragement to believe that they can lead fulfilling lives despite their challenges," said American Amputee Soccer Association Coach Jim Franks.
Cyclists bike across New York state to raise money for seeing eye dog training school
A group of local cyclists are taking part in a week-long ride across New York state, all for a great cause involving puppies!
Running community rallies around longtime announcer battling cancer in Massapequa
The running community on Long Island came together to show their love and support for a beloved announcer who is battling colon cancer.