Ryan grew up in Hastings, where he played basketball, golf and tennis in high school. He attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and graduated in December of 2005.
In 2006, he worked as a sports reporter for Channel 8 Eyewitness News Sports, before taking a job as the weekend sports anchor at KEVN-TV in Rapid City, SD. After a year in South Dakota, Ryan is happy to be back in the Channel 8 Eyewitness News Sports Department covering the Huskers.
On any nice day of the year there is a good chance you can find Ryan on a golf course, where he's currently a scratch golfer.