Sam Ryan joined WCBS-TV and CBS Sports in June 2006. Ryan serves as CBS 2's Sports Anchor for CBS 2 News at 6 & 11PM on Friday and Saturday evenings, as well as Sports Reporter throughout the week. She also serves as a contributor to CBS Sports' coverage of THE NFL ON CBS and the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.
Previously, Ryan served as sideline reporter for ESPN and ESPN2's coverage of the National Hockey League playoffs, including the Stanley Cup Finals on ESPN and ABC. In 2004, she added reporting duties for ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball telecasts. Ryan also has served as a college football sideline reporter for ABC as well as fill-in reporter for the 2005 Monday Night Football season.
Before joining ESPN and ABC Sports, Ryan worked as a sports anchor and reporter for WABC-TV. In addition, she also has reported for WFAN radio in New York, News 12 Long Island, N.Y., WVIT Hartford, Conn., and Fox Sports Net New York, where she served as a reporter and anchor for the "New York Sports Report."
During her career, Ryan has reported on many diverse sporting events, including 2005 Monday Night Football on ABC, Super Bowl XL pre-game (ABC), the Little League World Series (2003-05), the 1996 Summer Olympics (ABC Radio Network), the 2000 Subway Series between the Yankees and the Mets (FOX Sports NY and Madison Square Garden Network) and women's college basketball (FOX Sports). She won a local Emmy Award in 1999 for "Outstanding Series Feature" and garnered a local Associated Press Award in 2000 and a NY Broadcasters Association Award in 2007.
In addition to her on-air work, Ryan is a national spokesperson for the March of Dimes, helping to generate awareness of its Prematurity Campaign.
Ryan and her husband currently reside on Long Island with their two children.