Ryen Russillo, born on August 5, 1975, in West Tisbury, Massachusetts is an American sports host. Ryen on August 31, 2015, became the main host of Rusillo and Kanell on ESPN Radio. Prior to this, he was the main host of SVP & Russilo (previously titled The Scott Van Pelt Show).
The host has earned a lot of success in his career and as of 2018, Russillo is estimated to be enjoying the net worth of $2 million. In this particular column, we will talk about the sports host's total net worth, his sources of income and career. Stick tight.
Firstly let’s talk about his total net worth. Ryen started his career in hosting in the mid-2003 and now he has become very popular among the fans. His popularity has earned him around $2 million as of 2018.
It is no surprise as Ryen has been working very hard and his dedication towards his work has helped him to reach where he is right now.
Ryen has been working for ESPN radio for about 11 years. He hosted NBA Sunday, The Baseball Show, and ESPN Radio College GameDay on ESPN Radio. Apart from that, he was also a regular host for GameNight and also was a substitute host for The Dough Gottlieb Show and All Night with Jason Smith.
Caption: Ryen during his show SVP & Russillo
Well, that was some of his sources of income, but wait there is more. Ryen is also regular on shows like New England Sports Tonight and is also a studio analyst for the Boston Celtics’ television coverage.
Adding all his income, he makes an annual salary of $95 thousand including bonuses and incentives. Besides, he also earns from advertisement and commentary.
Caption: Ryen with his 2016 Land Rover
Ryen drives a 2016 Land Rover Range Rover. It isn’t a cheap car and costs around $73,000. Well, money is no problem for Ryen and he is definitely living a very luxurious lifestyle.
Before he landed a job in ESPN, Ryen hosted The Die Hards with co-hosts Anthony Pepe, John Anik, Kevin Winter, and Mike Winn for the Sporting News Radio. He worked there till 2005 and then he did pre-game and post-game commentary for the New England Patriots on WBCN.
I went to put my arm around him and he looked at me like that dude did Soulja Boy. My arm is just hovering. pic.twitter.com/IYfPyiSupc— Russillo (@ryenarussillo) January 5, 2017
While working for New England Patriots, Ryen had a personal conflict with John Dennis of WEEI and it may be the reason why he was let go. But that didn’t stop him from pursuing what he wanted to do. Well, maybe he was destined to join ESPN Radio. Ryen got an opportunity to host multiple shows for the ESPN Radio and he did a fantastic job there as well.
Video: Ryen Russillo on his journey to ESPN
Ryen was even named the Best Radio Voice of 2007 by Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch for his work on ESPN Radio. Richard praised Ryen’s reasoned approach and knowledge in sports. As of now, he is one of the valued assets of ESPN Radio and is the main host of Russillo and Kanell.
On August 23, 2017, Ryen got arrested in Wyoming for criminal entry as he was reported to be walking nude while intoxicated. On the December 20th of 2017, Russillo announced that he was leaving ESPN with his final radio show on December 22.
But, as of July 2018, he has restarted his job at ESPN and in August 2018, it was alleged that he will sign a new deal wiESPNPSN worth million dollars.
Fans of @ryenarussillo: Multiple sources tell The Athletic that he’s going to re-up with ESPN shortly. New deal will likely include a podcast element and guest spots on studio shows. ESPN brass really liked his work on Get Up! last week.— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) August 20, 2018
Best wishes Ryen all the best luck for his future and hope he reaches a higher level of success.
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