Ryan Ruocco shares play-by-play duties with veteran Ian Eagle on the YES Network's Brooklyn Nets 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.
The YES Network, the most-watched regional sports network in the country the past 10 years, is the exclusive television home of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Nets. YES, which has earned 346 Emmy Award nominations and 80 Emmy Awards since its March 2002 launch, also televises original biography, studio and magazine programs, in addition to college sports.
In addition to working at YES, Ruocco co-hosts ESPN New York Radio's mid-day show, handles NFL play-by-play on ESPN Radio, and is a guest host on ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike show. Ruocco does NBA, WNBA, college football and college basketball play-by-play on ESPN's television networks, as well.
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.< return to announcers homepage