Ryen Russillo Leaving ESPN Radio and The Ryen Russillo Show! Opens Up on the Matter

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Ryen Russillo Leaving ESPN Radio and The Ryen Russillo Show! Opens Up on the Matter

Quick Fact Check

  • Date of Birth 1975-08-05
  • Age 44 Years 3 Month(s)
  • Nationality American
  • Profession Journalist
  • Zodiac Sign Leo
  • Religion Christianity
  • Ethnicity/Race Mixed
  • Brother/s Vaughn Russillo
  • Children/Kids Not Yet
  • Relationship Status Single
  • Divorce/Split Not Yet
  • Gay No
  • Dating/Affair Not Known
  • Net Worth Not Disclosed
  • Career 1997-present
  • High School Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School
  • College University of Vermont
  • Height/ How Tall? 6'4" (1.93 m)
  • Weight 75 kg (165 lbs)
  • Hair Short
  • Hair Color Black
  • Eye Color Brown
  • Rumors Sara Walsh (Rumored Girlfriend)

“The Ryan Russillo Show” on ESPN Radio will be over after this week!

An American sports journalist at ESPN, Ryen Russillo, who since 2009 has hosted/co-hosted an afternoon radio show on ESPN, is leaving the company to "pursue better opportunities," as per the announcement made by the network on Wednesday.

The network came forth with an announcement that said,

“While we extended an attractive offer for Ryen to continue with ESPN, he has decided to pursue other opportunities when his contract expires next year,”

Moreover, ESPN Audio’s senior vice president, Traug Keller, also addressed that Ryen's final show is on December 22, Friday; however, he will be hosting a weekly podcast through next summer,

Ryen, who have decided to make a move after serving ESPN for over eight years now, said,

“This was a really tough decision. ESPN Radio means a lot to me. Even though I won’t be sitting in a studio every day like I have for the last eight-plus years, I’m looking to working on a podcast and still providing content for the company.”

However, despite being attached to the network and finding it difficult to decide upon leaving it; Ryen gushed about him not being completely happy lately,

“I don’t have a lot of a life now. I don’t really have any balance. I’d be lying if I told you I’ve been super happy lately.”

Ryen, whose net worth's figure adds up to $ 2 million as per the reports, further mentioned the extension and shared that he was offered was made in regards to the slots and salary,

“I was offered an extension and it was the same money I make now, In the grand scheme of things, the way the world works, it’s a lot of money and I get that, but my days were going to be different. I was going to be in here for NBA hits on SportsCenter, I was going to be here like 10 hours a day."

Additionally, Ryen opened up saying that the decisions made by him and ESPN is amicable,

“All of this is OK, it’s been super amicable,”

Caption: Ryen addressed discontinuing “The Ryan Russillo Show” on ESPN Radio and leaving the Network. (Published on Dec 20, 2017)

Additionally, did you know back in August this year Ryen was arrested for trespassing in Wyoming? Well, the incident indeed raised the speculation of him getting fired from ESPN then!

 Also, back in time, Ryen was accused of being alcoholic!