THE SAFETY AND THE SPORTS WRITER
Joe Ryan became a true sports fan at one of the most memorable times in New York history. The first vivid memory for Joe was when the Mets won the World Series in 1969, which was during a 17-month period where both the Jets and Knicks joined the Amazin's as champions of their sports. Events like these along with the tales told by his Dad of athletes and teams in history ignited a fascination with sports for Joe.
Joe played on local youth teams up until his high school days when his love of sports outdistanced his athletic talent, but even with his playing days over, his interest never waned. Joe followed the sporting events of the day religiously as published in the pages of the New York Daily News and New York Post along with attending as many live games in the stands as he could get to.
In 2004, an opportunity to cover local high school sports as a freelance journalist led to a semi-regular stint on the pages of the Stamford Times, Norwalk Hour, Wilton Villager, Stamford Advocate, Greenwich Times and the Fairfield County Catholic. A graduate of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting, he has spent the last 18-months establishing himself as a presence on cable television, blogs, and podcasts including the Connecticut Sports Scene TV program where has interviewed prominent sports and broadcasting figures such as Bobby Valentine and Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo.