Wendy Ryan Bio, ABC, Age, Family, Husband, Height, Net worth, Salary

Wendy Ryan
Wendy Ryan

Wendy Ryan Biography

Wendy Ryan is an American Emmy award-winning journalist who has been working for ABC Action News since joining the station in April 2003. She anchors the 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. newscasts. In addition, her Emmy-nominated franchise known as “Dirty Dining” has been featured on Good Morning America, 20/20, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO. Her franchise “Dirty Dining” warns the public about restaurants with repeat violations from the state that have not been corrected.

She is part of the ABC Action News I-Team, doing countless investigations on food safety inspections through Florida’s Division of Hotels and Restaurants, the Department of Agriculture, and the CBC. For the last 12 years, she has co-anchored the Emmy award-winning ‘Taking Action Against Domestic Violence’ campaign and Primetime Special. The one-hour special is full of stories of survivors and showcases resources to help those still struggling to get out of a domestic violence situation.

She has coverage on major hurricanes like Charlie, Francis, Ivan, Jean, and most recently Hurricane Irma. Additionally, Ryan covered other major local events including the 2004 Tampa Bay in the World Series, and the 2008 Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Championship. Wendy also reported the 2012 Republican National Convention and several years of live coverage of the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon.

Wendy Ryan Education

Ryan enrolled at the University of Arizona in 1985, where she studied Communication and Media Studies and graduated in 1989.

Wendy Ryan Career

During her career, Wendy spent almost 10 years in Los Angeles, California. She worked as an anchor/reporter for KWHY-TV, The Business Channel, covering the financial markets and interviewing top CEO’s from around the country. She then moved to Miami to launch her national show with NFN, Net Financial News. Moreover, Wendy also worked for a national cable network focusing on international issues and covering the Middle East peace process.

Additionally, she was the main evening anchor for WICS-TV SINCLAIR BROADCASTING in Springfield, Illinois, where she met her now husband, Jerome, live on the air. She was profiled in ‘Broadcasting and Cable Magazine’ after her individual story with MRSA was recorded and went viral on Facebook, as it was happening. Further, Ryan’s career has been profiled in Creative Loafing Magazine and Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.

In the 2020 pandemic, Wendy launched her Mental Health franchise, where she goes in-depth on the help available in Florida and how social media is impacting our children. She continually focuses on the causes of suicide and the many organizations trying to combat the stigma of talking about our mental well-being.

Are you involved in charity work? In the past 17 years, Wendy has been involved with many charities, acting as mistress of ceremonies or participating in fundraising events which include FARA- Freidrich’s Ataxia Research Alliance, Muscular Dystrophy Association, and Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

Furthermore, she is also involved in CASA: Community Action Stops Abuse, The Haven of Tampa Bay, Lowry Park Zoo, Salvation Army Angel Tree Program, and The Spring of Tampa Bay. She has worked with St. Peter Claver’s School Annual Fall Gala, Dancing with the Stars Event for ‘Hands Across the Bay Fundraiser’, Florida Hospital, Strawberry Festival Fashion Show, and St. Jude.

Wendy Ryan Age

How old is Wendy Ryan? Wendy is 56 years old as of 2023. Additionally, she was born in 1967 in Cleveland, Ohio, the United States. However, details of her date and month of birth are not known. For this reason, it is not known when she celebrates her birthday.

Wendy Ryan’s Height | Weight

How tall is Wendy Ryan? Ryan stands at an average height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.67 m) and is of moderate weight that matches her body.

Wendy Ryan Family | Parents

Ryan is a person whose love for family is as unwavering as her commitment to their privacy. Despite a life that sometimes places her in the public eye, Wendy has made an intended decision to protect her family from the spotlight. In a world that often demands glimpses into personal lives, she draws a firm line, valuing the intimacy and sanctity of her familial bonds. However, we are keeping close tabs and will update this section as soon as the information is available.

Wendy Ryan Husband | Spouse

Is Wendy Ryan married? Ryan is happily married to her supportive and caring husband Jerome Ritchey. They exchanged vows in 2003 and have currently been together for around 21 years. Additionally, the two met when she was the main evening anchor at WICS-TV in Springfield, Illinois. Moreover, they were blessed with a daughter, Raquel in 2010. Furthermore, Ryan is also a mother of a son and daughter from her previous marriage.

Wendy Ryan’s Net Worth

Ryan has an estimated net worth of between $1 million to $5 million. Her main source of income is her career as a journalist.

Wendy Ryan Salary

Ryan receives an estimated annual salary of between $20, 000 to $100, 000.

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