Ryan Ruocco, who joined YES in 2007 as a statistician for the network's New York Yankees telecasts, currently holds down a variety of roles within the network's Yankees coverage. He backs up YES' play-by-play man Michael Kay, fills in hosting YES' Yankees pre- and postgame shows and periodically handles clubhouse reporting duties. Ruocco also shares play-by-play duties with veteran Ian Eagle on YES' Brooklyn Nets telecasts.
Ruocco earned individual New York Emmy nominations in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019 for his Yankees and Nets 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 and is the lead play-by-play announcer for ESPN's WNBA coverage. 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 earlier in his career.
Ruocco also currently co-hosts Uninterrupted's R2C2 podcast with 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.