Dave Ryan is a play-by-play announcer for CBS. He previously worked for ESPN and began his start in broadcasting at UUTV, now called CitrusTV, the student-run TV studio at Syracuse University. He is also currently calling Major League Lacrosse for the CBS Sports Network. He previously called Rochester Rattlers games on ESPN3 with Evan Washburn.
He was born on June 20, 1967. He is mostly known for calling PBA bowling events on the network alongside color analyst Randy Pedersen from 2002–2007.
He called other non-marquee sporting events on ESPN and its sister networks, such as lacrosse and the semifinals of the Little League World Series. In addition, he occasionally serves as a college football sideline reporter and a college basketball announcer, and served as a play-by-play man for NHL on ESPN and ESPN2 for a number of years alongside Joe Micheletti.
Ryan joined the NFL on CBS commentary team in 2009 as a play by play man, substituting for Gus Johnson in week 16.