Ryen Russillo Biography
Ryen Russillo is an American sports journalist and sports host who is best known for hosting a popular radio show on ESPN for many years. Since departing ESPN in 2019, Russillo writes and hosts the Ryen Russillo Podcast at The Ringer.
Ryen Russillo Education
A West Tisbury, Massachusetts native, Ryen graduated from the University of Vermont in 1997 where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and was also an intern at WCAX in Burlington.
Ryen Russillo Career
Russillo started his career as a play-by-play broadcaster for the Trenton Thunder before becoming a host of The Die Hards from 2003 to 2005 in Boston, Massachusetts. His work as a host of ‘The Die Hards’ gained him popularity becoming a commentator for New England Patriots but soon left work due to personal issues with John Dennis who had left him a threatening email.
During the 2008 season, Russillo hosted NBA Sunday, The Baseball Show, and ESPN Radio College GameDay on ESPN radio. He was also a regular host for GameNight and a fill-in host for The Doug Gottlieb Show and All Night with Jason Smith.
In 2007 he was named the Best Radio Voice by Richard Deitsch due to his work on ESPN Radio. He praised him as a “reasoned approach and knowledge across sports.”
He appeared regularly on Comcast Sportsnet New England shows such as New England Sports Tonight with Gary Tanguay and Greg Dickerson and was also a studio analyst for the Boston Celtics’ television coverage.
Ryen hosted ESPN’s The NBA Today podcast, the network’s #2 most downloaded podcast series, during the NBA season. In 2009 he was a host of the afternoon show on ESPN Radio. The same year he began co-hosting ‘The Scott Van Pelt Show’ which was later renamed ‘SVP & Russillo’. Following Van Pelt’s departure, the show was renamed ‘The Russilo Show’.
Ryen Russillo ESPN
Russillo works at ESPN where he works alongside other famous ESPN anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- Mike Missanelli
- Debbie Antonelli
- Bill Rasmussen
- Dave Flemming
- Howard Bryant
- Rowdy Gaines
- Justin Kutcher
- Louis Riddick
- Steve Levy
- Debbie Antonelli
- John Strong
Ryen Russillo Age
Russillo is 46 years old as of 2021. He was born on August 5, 1975, in West Tisbury, Massachusetts, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 5th of August every year.
Ryen Russillo Height
Russillo stands at a height of 6 feet 0 inches (1.83m) tall and weighs around 75 kg (165 lbs).
Ryen Russillo Family
Russillo has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. He has a brother named Vaughn Russillo.
Ryen Russillo Wife
Russillo is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of him being in any past relationship with anyone. In 2012, he shared a funny tweet stating if he were married, he would call 9 am-1pm on Sunday his “married window,” which is the only time on a weekend he would want to pretend to listen.
Ryen Russillo Salary
Russillo earns an annual salary ranging from $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Ryen Russillo Net Worth
Russillo has an estimated net worth ranging between $3 Million which he has earned through being a sports journalist and sports host.
Ryen Russillo Exit from ESPN
In December 2017 ESPN announced that Ryen was leaving his show, ‘The Ryen Russillo Show.
“Here’s the deal: I have been here like I said 12 (years) — 8.5 in this slot — I wasn’t sure I wanted to move slots. Personally, I felt like I wasn’t growing the way I wanted to grow. And that’s OK. I can be wrong there … But the way my contract works is if I was going to move a slot then I could talk to them about like, ‘OK, well, if I’m gonna move again with Will — we’re gonna do 3 to 6.’ Especially with everything that a lot of people at the company had to go through earlier this year, I just said, ‘Is there any way we can talk about an extension?’ ESPN said, ‘Absolutely. We’ll do this.’ And I was offered an extension, and it was the same money that I made now. And in the grand scheme in the way the world works, it’s a lot of money, and I get that. But my days were gonna be different. I was gonna be here on NBA hits for SportsCenter. I was gonna be here like 10 hours a day.
I don’t have a lot of life now. I don’t really have any balance. I’d be lying if I told you I was super happy lately. I know people who know me really well here, I don’t think they’re entirely surprised by this. So it would have to be something where I also felt like I was growing creatively outside of ESPN Radio — some other entities … I don’t know if that was going to happen.”
Ryen Russillo Show
On 20th December 2017, Ryen announced that he was leaving ESPN to pursue other ventures. His last show was broadcast on 22nd December. Since his departure from his show, he has appeared across several ESPN platforms including on television with GetUp!. He officially resigned from ESPN in late August 2018.
Ryen Russillo Podcast
On 24th August 2018 on the “The Bill Simmons Podcast” Ryen announced that he will be launching a weekly podcast on “Dual Threat”, focusing on NFL and college football that will be part of the Ringer Podcast Network.
The podcast was launched on 29th August and will air on Wednesdays throughout the football season. In February 2019 Ryen is also set to appear on the “Bill Simmons Podcast” every Monday to discuss the biggest NBA topics for 22 weeks through the 2019 Finals.
The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Russillo.
Who is Ryen Russillo?
He is an American sports journalist and sports host
How old is Ryen Russillo?
46 years old as of 2021
How tall is Ryen Russillo?
6 feet 0 inches (1.83m)
Who is Ryen Russillo married to?
How much money does Ryen Russillo earn?
$40,000 – $ 110,500
How much is Ryen Russillo worth?
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