Working mom, Wendy Ryan, is the face of ABC Action News – WFTS at Tampa in Florida. She receives deep admiration for her investigative reporting and her passion for encouraging people to consume ‘clean’ food.
Personal Life & Family :
- Wendy is from Cleveland & she moved to Tampa, Florida, in 2003.
- Few people are aware that she was once a child actor. At the tender age of four, she appeared in her first national commercial.
- Wendy married Jerome Ritchey in 2003, after dating him for two years. A former disc jockey, and currently an anchor and on-air personality, Ritchey is from Illinois.
- The couple has a young daughter Raquel Ryan Ritchey, who was born in 2010, her “little miracle!”
- Besides Raquel, Wendy also has a 21-year-old son and 23-year-old daughter (ages as of 2021) from a previous marriage.
- Wendy’s inspiration is hands-on mom, Angelina Jolie, who has adopted three children after having three of her own.
- Wendy entered the University of Arizona in 1985 & graduated with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in 1989. She studied Communication and Media Studies.
TV Career, Salary & Net Worth :
- Wendy joined the ranks of well-known television personalities in 1996.
- She took up the role of business news anchor and financial reporter for KWHY – TV, a business channel in Los Angeles.
- She quit in 2000, taking a job with NFN – Net Financial News in Miami, Florida.
- As their main anchor and financial reporter from 2000 until 2001, she even hosted her own TV show.
- From 2001 until 2003, Wendy was the main anchor and a medical reporter at WICS.
- Since 2003 till date, Ryan is with WFTS – TV. She has been co-anchoring the 5 pm, 6 pm and 11 pm editions of ABC Action News.
- She also joins the ABC Action News I-Team for investigating interesting, real-life stories.
- At WFTS, she also is a part of the Dirty Dining team. During this segment, Wendy visits restaurants in the Bay area, seeking culprits violating Florida’s Food Code.
- Due to Wendy’s strong reporting, around 17-18 restaurants were temporarily closed by health inspection officials.
Interesting Facts, Height & Trivia :
- Wendy has been associated with the “Taking Action against Domestic Violence” Campaign for over eight years. She conducts a one-hour television show wherein survivors of domestic violence situations talk about their experiences.
- She is also a member of numerous charities dealing with human-related or animal-related issues. Usually, she helps raise funds for them or takes up the role of “master of ceremonies.”
- During her free time, Ryan enjoys going online and porIng over news stories.
- She is also a health and fitness freak, focused on yoga & conducts spin classes.
- Some of her other interests include occasionally pampering her body via a deep tissue massage, or a simple pedicure, and listening to music.
- A Napa Valley Cabernet is her favorite wine choice.
Wendy believes that life is too short to waste on has-beens and regrets. Therefore, she grabs every opportunity that comes her way, believing that it will be truly worth it in the end.As of 2021, she is around 54 years old.