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Chris Ryan

Sports Director
Chris Ryan

Chris Ryan is an Emmy-Award winning Sports Anchor with more than seven years of professional on-air experience.

Chris loves to write, make people laugh and spend time with the girlfriend + the annoying cat.

Chris graduated from Michigan State University's J-School! He is a former sports dept. intern for WXYZ of Detroit and writer for isportsweb.com.

Chris was granted the opportunity to start off with a Lansing, Mich., area station, HOMTV, reporting on local high school sports and Michigan State athletics. He gathered content, produced and hosted All Access Sports, a Philo-award winning, weekly half hour sports show. The opportunity to watch his culminated work through each special showed Chris just how specially unique this career path is, especially just how amazingly rewarding.

Watching the Detroit Lions beat the Dallas Cowboys in the 1992 playoffs continues to be the highlight of Chris' life. Granted, he was only four months old, but the story goes he did not cry once that day. When Chris turned three, his dad would videotape him talking about the Lions for hours on end. The Lions have yet to win a playoff game since, but Chris romanticizes some good heart-break.

Capturing human emotion is at the essence of great story-telling, and sport has a way of bringing out some pretty powerful emotions.

Chris started working for Fort Wayne's NBC in November of 2016.

Feel free to send him an email at cryan@wpta21.com for any insights, tips on stories, etc.

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