Ryan Ruocco

Yankees Play-by-Play, Studio Host and Reporter

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 Post-Game Shows and periodically handles clubhouse reporting duties. Ruocco also shares play-by-play duties with veteran Ian Eagle on YES' Brooklyn Nets telecasts.

Ruocco has won three Emmy Awards while at YES. He also earned individual New York Emmy nominations in 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021 for his Yankees and Nets work at the network.

The YES Network, the most-watched regional sports network in the country 17 of the last 19 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 134 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, N.Y., graduated on the Dean's List from Fordham in 2008 with a B.S. in Communications.