Ryan Ruff

Ryan is a news/sports multimedia journalist for WETM 18 News. He joined the team in August of 2016 and is looking forward to the beginning of his professional broadcasting career. 

Originally from Westminster, Maryland, Ryan grew up with a passion for sports. After playing sports at a competitive level leading up to college, Ryan made the choice to put down the bat and pick up the headset. 

Ryan attended Penn State University and graduated in May 2016 with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Business. While in college, he received numerous opportunities in broadcasting through a variety of internships. He worked as a play-by-play broadcaster and show host with Penn State's Comradio and The Big Ten Network. Also, internships with Baltimore's WBAL-TV (NBC) and Westminster's AM 1470 WTTR Radio provided him with professional experience.

His debut in television occurred during his stint with the Centre County Report at Penn State. There he earned two Collegiate Television Emmy Nominations and brought local news and sports stories to a hungry State College audience.  

Aside from broadcasting, Ryan enjoys music, traveling and a firm handshake after the 18th hole. When he's not reporting, he's strumming his guitar, teeing off with his driver or spending time with his wonderful family. 

Ryan is eager to learn more about the community and experience all that the Twin Tiers has to offer. 

If you have a story idea, a question, or would like to say hello, you can email him at ryanruff@wetmtv.com


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