Bob Ryan

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Sportswriter, Author (1946)
Sun Aug 16 2020
By   Manish Khanal

The quintessential American sportswriter, Bob Ryan is a widely recognized American sportswriter, formerly with The Boston Globe, and author. He is widely known for his coverage of the sport, including his famous stories covering the Boston Celtics in the 1970s.

Bob Ryan was born as Robert P. Ryan on February 21, 1946, in Trenton, New Jersey. Nothing much about Bob's parents is known to the media. In addition, Bob has not mentioned his parent's occupation. He graduated from Boston College as a history major in 1968. Ryan was hired by the paper's morning sports editor Francis Rosa

Five Decades of Bob Ryahen's Successful Marriage

Bob is indeed living a happy and beautiful married life, along with his wife and his children. Bob has been married to Elaine. The love birds tied their wedding knot in 1969. They had been dating for sometime before tying their knots. 

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Image: Bob Ryan is a retired Boston Globe Sports writer
Source: Larry Brown Sports

As non of them were famous at the time, Nothing much about their wedding is known the media. Only a few members from both the families and some close friends attended the ceremony. There have been no rumors of the couple separating any time soon. 

Father of Two Children

Bob Ryan is the proud father of two children. Soon after their wedding, In 1970, The couple welcomed their first children, Keith Ryan. In 1976, The family of three welcomed a new member, Jessica Ryan, in their family. Since then, They have been living a happy life. Bob is very much supportive of his children. 

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Image: Bob's son, Keith was found dead in 2008 in Pakistan
source: Boston Herald

To everyone's surprise, On January 28, 2008, Ryan's 37-year-old son, Keith, was found dead in his home in Islamabad, Pakistan. His son was also a reporter for American Media Agency. As per initial sources, it was claimed to be suicide, but reports in the Pakistani newspapers Dawn and The News International indicated that Ryan's death might be investigated as a murder. 

Keith had been working in Pakistan since December 2006 as an attache for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Keith was married to Kate and had three children, Conor, John, and Amelia, who live in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Net Worth And Earnings

Bob Ryan has an estimated net worth of more than $5 Million. He credits most of his net worth to his five decades-long journeys in the American Journalism industry. Bob is a retired columnist for the Globe's Sports section whose work appears in the section semi-regularly. Bob worked with Shirley Leung in Boston globe and has a net worth of $2 Million

Bob Ryan Net Worth
Image: Bob Ryan featuring in Scribe Magazine
Source: Amazon

Bob has been writing for the Globe since 1968, covering all of Boston's sports teams. Ryan is a regular panelist on ESPN's Sunday morning round table, "The Sports Reporters." Ryan has also done humanitarian fundraisers for years to help inner-city teenagers with their educations. 

Bob has been awarded several national and international awards for his contribution. He won his first Award, Curt Gowdy Award from the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1996. He won National Sportswriter of the Year four times in 2000, 2007, 2008, 2009.

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