Ryan Ruocco, Brooklyn Nets Play-by-Play Announcer
Ryan Ruocco shares play-by-play duties with veteran Ian Eagle on the YES Network's Brooklyn Nets telecasts and also fills in as host of YES' Yankees and Nets Pre- and Post-Game shows. He also has done periodic play-by-play work on YES' Yankees telecasts.
Ruocco has worked at YES since 2007, when he started as a statistician for the network's New York Yankees telecasts. Ruocco was a member of YES' Nets broadcast team which won a 2014 New York Emmy Award for Best Live Sports Series, and he earned a New York Emmy nomination in 2015 for his Nets work on YES.
The YES Network, the most-watched regional sports network in the country 12 of the last 13 years, is the exclusive local television home of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees, the Brooklyn Nets, and MLS' New York City FC. The network has won 95 New York Emmy Awards since its 2002 launch.
In addition to his YES work, YES, Ruocco handles NFL play-by-play on ESPN Radio, and is a guest host on ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike show. He does NBA, WNBA, college football and college basketball play-by-play on ESPN's television networks, and he co-hosted ESPN New York Radio's mid-day show.
Prior to joining YES, Ruocco handled basketball and football play-by-play at WFUV, Fordham University's radio station while he was a student there. He also hosted WFUV's One on One, New York's longest-running sports call-in show. In 2008, he received Fordham's prestigious Marty Glickman Award, named for the legendary play-by-play announcer.
Ruocco graduated on the Dean's List from Fordham in 2008 with a B.S. in Communications.