Besides politics and social news coverage, sports journalism is another leading aspect of journalism and it has been able to establish that position through the popularity of its subject and the presence of talented individuals such as Ryen Russillo. In the staple of sports journalists, which boasts of several talented names, Ryen Russillo stands out, having earned his reputation via his work on radio.
Ryen Russillo has had a stellar career that comprises of working for several notable media outlets, both on radio and on television, including big names like ESPN.
In this article, we take a closer look at his career, his background and everything else you need to know about him.
Ryen Russillo’s Biography
Ryen Russillo was born on the 5th of August, 1975, in West Tisbury, Massachusetts. Not much is known about his parental background, other than the fact he is one of two boys born to his parents, with the other son being Vaughn Russillo.
His fascination with sport began at a young age and it remained with him well into his college years at the University of Vermont, where he interned for the local station, WCAX, working as a play-by-play man for the minor league baseball team, Trenton Thunder.
After graduation from the University of Vermont in 1997, Ryen Russillo set his eyes on becoming a sports analyst and commentator on broadcast media and although the exact timeline of the early days of his career is unknown at the moment, his early days involved stints at WWZN, a local station in Boston where he hosted the show, The Die Hards. Ryen Russillo also spent time at another local radio station, WBCN, where he worked on pre-game and post-game commentary for the New England Patriots.
Eventually, after a few years of moving from one local radio station to the other, Ryen Russillo got his chance to work in the big leagues when he joined ESPN Radio in the late 2000s. He hosted shows like NBA Sunday, The Baseball Show and ESPN Radio College GameDay, a feat that expressed his wealth of knowledge across several sports in the United States. While he had his own shows, he was also a guest on other radio shows like New England Sports Tonight and on television for the Boston Celtics as a sports analyst.
His long career with ESPN came to an end temporarily in December 2017, but he returned to the network in August 2018. He began to host one of his most popular shows on ESPN in 2017, The Ryen Russillo Show and he has made further appearances for the sports network on television on shows like SportsCenter, Get Up! and a couple of others.
The excellence he has shown over the course of his career has earned him a couple of award recognitions, including Best Radio Voice in 2007 by Sports Illustrated.
Ryen Russillo’s Net Worth And Salary
Over two decades of nurturing and building a career to the summit of sports journalism undoubtedly come with a financial wealth that justifies such a status. This is why it comes as no surprise that Ryen Russillo is worth an estimated $2 million.
He is believed to be earning an estimated $100 thousand per year in salary under his current employer, ESPN.
Wife Or Girlfriend?
Having spent over two decades working in the sports industry, Ryen Russillo has so far gone without revealing any credible information about his personal life.
It is known that Ryen has never been married but there is a strong chance he has been in a couple of relationships over time. There is also no record of past girlfriends or the existence of a current one.
So far, Ryen has only been rumoured to be in a relationship with two women, Sara Walsh, who turned out to be just his neighbour and an ESPN colleague, Cari Champion, which was never confirmed by either party.
At the moment, Ryen Russillo appears to be content simply sharing his wealth of knowledge with sports fans but we believe there will be substantial information to report in the near future.
Ryen Russillo may have cultivated a successful career talking about sports in America, however, if he had chosen to pursue a career as a sportsman, one thing is for certain, he has the body profile for it.
The Massachusetts born sports journalist has a height of 6 feet 4 inches and a body weight 75kg. His body physique is one that would fit into any sports team. Additionally, Ryen as a handsome face with bald hair and light brown beard.