Wendy Ryan Profile
Wendy Ryan is an American Emmy award-winning Anchor and Reporter working for WFTS ABC Action News in Tampa, Florida as an evening news anchor. She joined the station in April 2003, after working at WICS-TV.
Wendy Ryan Career / Education
Ryan is a proud alumnus of the University of Arizona, where she earned a B.S. in Media Studies and Communication. When it comes to her profession, Ryan serves at WFTS as an evening news anchor, appearing on the 5, 6, and 11 pm newscasts. Before joining WFTS, she was in Springfield, Illinois, working for a television station that is owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, WICS-TV. She spent 2 years there working as the Medical Reporter, as well as Main Anchor. Prior to that, she was working as a Financial Reporter and Main Anchor, for Net Financial News(NFN) in Miami, Florida, for a year.
Her first job after college was in Los Angeles, California, where she worked at a Spanish-language independent television station, KWHY-TV. There she served as the Financial Reporter, as well as the Business News Anchor for 4 years.
During her stint in Tampa Bay, he covered live continuous significant hurricanes, such as Hurricane Ivan, Hurricane Francis, Hurricane Jean, Hurricane Charlie, and the most recent, Hurricane Irma. Also, she covered important local events like the 2012 Republican National Convention, the 2008 Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Championship, the 2004 Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series, and multiple years of live coverage of the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon.
Ryan was featured in ‘Broadcasting and Cable Magazine’ when her personal tale of MRSA was filmed and quickly went viral on Facebook. Her career has also been featured in Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine and Creative Loafing Magazine.
She is a member of the ABC Action News I-Team and owns a franchise called “Dirty Dining.” There she alerts the public about the Department of Agriculture, Florida’s Division of Hotels and Restaurants, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which have been cited by the state for many violations that have yet to be remedied.
Quick Facts About Wendy Ryan
|57 years old as of 2024
|$1 Million – $5 Million
Jimmy Kimmel Live, 20/20, HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and Good Morning America have all featured her franchise. In addition, she works on investigative reports all year. She’s also a member of the Taking Action Against Domestic Violence Campaign.
She is active in a number of charity non-profit organizations, as well as hosting hosts a number of events such as the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, and the American Cancer Society’s Walk. Also, she emcees the MDA Gala, the FARA- Freidrich’s Ataxia Research Alliance Gala, the Community Action Stops Abuse(CASA), and the Salvation Army.
Additionally, the Trinity School for Children Fundraiser, Humane Society Fundraiser, St. Jude’s Hospital Gala, The Haven of Tampa Bay, St. Claver’s School Fundraiser, the Florida Strawberry Festival’s Fundraiser and Fashion Show, and Lowery Park Zoo, are other events that she hosts. Others include; the FL Hospital Gala, The Spring of Tampa Bay, Make a Wish Foundation, Abilities Foundation, Hands Across the Bay’s Dancing with the Stars Event, and Tampa Bay Ray’s ‘Family Fun Day’.
Wendy Ryan Age
Ryan was born in 1967 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. She is 57 years old as of 2024. It is therefore not known when she celebrates her birthday.
Wendy Ryan Height
Ryan stands at a height of approximately 5 feet, 7 inches (1.73m).
Wendy Ryan Family
Ryan was born and raised by her parents in Cleveland, Ohio but she has not disclosed the names of her parents and siblings. However, there will be an update as soon as it is available.
Wendy Ryan Husband
Ryan is in marriage with her lovely spouse, Jerome Ritchey, an anchor/on-air personality for WICS-TV. The couple met in 2001 when Ryan was the main evening anchor for WICS-TV in Springfield, Illinois. The couple takes pride in being “mom and dad” to their beautiful daughter, Raquel, born in 2010. Ryan likes spending her leisure time with her husband, as well as her daughter.
Wendy Ryan Salary
Being one of the top journalists for WFTS, Ryan earns an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
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 Illness
On April 7, 2016, Wendy shared that she had recently been discharged from the hospital and was recovering at home. She emphasized the importance of her own experience and highlighted key signs to be vigilant about. Wendy had spent several days in the hospital due to a staph infection above her eye, causing considerable pain.
According to internist Dr. Jeetpaul Saran, even minor actions like plucking an eyebrow or washing the skin could allow the infection to enter. In Wendy’s case, the infection spread rapidly, and its location near the eye was particularly concerning. Dr. Saran explained that if the infection reached the muscles, it could lead to vision loss.
Wendy expressed her fear, recounting that if she had waited a few more hours, the infection could have traveled behind her eye, potentially causing her to lose her vision. Her husband, Jerome Ritchey, revealed that they later discovered the severity of the situation and acknowledged the potential danger she faced.
Now, Wendy shares her story as a cautionary tale, advising others not to delay seeking medical help if they suspect something is wrong. She stresses the importance of seeing a doctor or going to the emergency room promptly, as it could make a crucial difference in saving a life.
Wendy Ryan WFTS
At WFTS Ryan works alongside
- Natalie Taylor
- Paul LaGrone
- Jasmine Styles
- Carley Boyette
- Deiah Riley
- Jamison Uhler
- Jason Adams
- Shay Ryan
- Greg Dee
- Sarah Phinney
- Denis Phillips
- James Tully