Wendy Ryan Biography
Wendy Ryan is an American Emmy Award Winning anchor and reporter working at ABC Action News/WFTS-TV serving as the 5 pm, 6 pm, and 11 pm anchor. She has been working at the network since joining in April 2003.
Wendy Ryan Age
Ryan was born in 1967 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. She is therefore 54 years old as of 2021. However, it is not known when she celebrates her birthday.
Wendy Ryan Height
Ryan stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches tall (1.67).
Wendy Ryan Family
Ryan has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if Ryan has any siblings.
Wendy Ryan Husband
Ryan is happily married to her handsome husband Jerome Ritchy who is also an anchor working at WICS-TV. The couple met for the first time in 2001 during Ryan’s tenure working at WICS-TV in Springfield, Illinois. Furthermore, the couple is also blessed to be parents of their one daughter called Raquel who was born in 2010.
Wendy Ryan Net Worth
Ryan has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as an anchor and reporter.
Wendy Ryan Salary
Ryan earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Wendy Ryan Career
Ryan serves as the anchor of the 5 pm, 6 pm, and 11 pm newscasts at ABC Action News/WFTS-TV. In addition to these roles, she also serves as an investigative reporter doing countless investigations on food safety inspections through Florida’s Restaurants and Hotels, the CDC, and the Department of Agriculture.
Ever since Ryan started her journalism career, she has managed to enclose several major stories and weather catastrophes including Hurricanes Francis, Irma, Charlie, Jean, and Ivan. Some of the high-profile events she has covered include the 2008 Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Championship, the 2004 Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series, several years of live coverage of the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, and the 2012 Republican National Convention. After her story with MRSA was documented and gained fame on Facebook, she was profiled in ‘Broadcasting and Cable Magazine.’ Some of her other coverages were also profiled in Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine and Creative Loafing Magazine.
Ryan has also managed to win several awards including an Emmy Award and an Emmy Award nomination for her report and franchise by the name of “Dirty Dining” which was also featured on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO, Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and 20/20.
Ryan had also worked at other stations prior to joining WFTS-TV. For instance, she previously worked at WICS-TV Sinclair Broadcasting where she served as the main anchor and medical reporter from 2001 to 2003. Prior to that, she previously worked at NFN Net Financial News Miami, FL where she served as the main anchor and financial reporter from 2000 to 2001. From 1996 to 2000, she worked at KWHY-TV Los Angeles, Ca where she served as a financial reporter and business news anchor. She went to the University of Arizona where she attained her Bachelor of Science (B.S), in Communication and Media Studies in 1989.
Wendy Ryan Community Service and Volunteer
Ryan is also very active when it comes to helping around in her community and people in need. For instance, she is a partner as a volunteer at several non-profit organizations, charities, and foundations including the American Cancer Society’s Walk, Hands Across the Bay’s Dancing with the Stars Event, Lowery Park Zoo, CASA-Community Action Stops Abuse, the MDA Gala, FARA- Freidrich’s Ataxia Research Alliance Gala, and Abilities Foundation. Some of the organizations that she is in include, The Haven of Tampa Bay, Trinity School for Children Fundraiser, the FL Strawberry Festival’s Fundraiser and Fashion Show, Humane Society Fundraiser, St. Jude’s Hospital Gala, and Make a Wish Foundation.
Wendy Ryan WFTS-TV
Ryan is working at WFTS-TV where she works alongside other famous WFTS-TV meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;
- Jamison Uhler
- Paul LaGrone
- Deiah Riley
- James Tully
- Lauren St. Germain
- Vanessa Araiza
- Denis Phillips
- Greg Dee
- Shay Ryan
- Jason Adams
Wendy Ryan Social Media Platforms
She is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 1,362k followers on Instagram.