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. He also fills in as host of the network’s Yankees and Nets pre- and postgame shows and as its Yankees clubhouse reporter. In addition, Ruocco does 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 Yankees telecasts. He has won three New York Emmys at YES, and also earned individual New York Emmy nominations in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019 for his Nets and Yankees work on YES.
The YES Network, the most-watched regional sports network in the country 15 of the last 17 years, is the exclusive regional television home of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees, the Brooklyn Nets, MLS' New York City FC and WNBA's New York Liberty. The network has won 126 New York Emmy Awards since its 2002 launch.
In addition to his YES work, Ruocco is one of the primary NBA play-by-play voices on ESPN, was recently named lead play-by-play announcer for the network’s women’s college basketball package and is the lead play-by-play announcer for the WNBA on ESPN. He also handles periodic NFL play-by-play on ESPN Radio as well as 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.
Ruocco also co-hosts The Ringer’s R2C2 podcast with former Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia.
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, who grew up in Fishkill, New York, graduated on the Dean's List from Fordham in 2008 with a B.S. in Communications.