Mostly Credited As: Bob Ryan
Birth Name: Robert Patrick Ryan
Date Of Birth: February 21, 1946 (Age 70)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Trenton, New Jersey
Long-time sportswriter for the Boston Globe who is well-known to ESPN viewers as a long-time panelist on the discussion shows Around the Horn and The Sports Reporters. Trademarks on the show are his laid-back demeanor and less than eloquent speaking style.
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Graduated from Boston College in 1968 with a degree in History.
Considered one of the premiere basketball sportswriters in the nation from his years of covering the Boston Celtics.
Went to work as a sports intern at the Boston Globe on the same day as future ESPN colleague Peter Gammons.
Bob Ryan Quotes
Ryan: I don't like my own voice. In fact, I hate it.