Jake Ryle joined the 2 NEWS team as the Springfield Bureau Reporter in June 2014. Prior to working at WDTN-TV, he was a Sports Multimedia Journalist in Anchorage, Alaska.
He’s a typical sports guy turned news. Jake is an avid Reds and Bengals fan, and won’t shy away from supporting the local team! He may have the record for the biggest detour to end up back in the Ohio Valley region, after braving the cold in Alaska.
He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Western Kentucky University in 2012. While there, he studied Broadcast News. While working on a degree, he became a two-time sports intern at WCPO-TV in Cincinnati.
Jake is a brother of Phi Gamma Delta, and remains active with several organizations including the American Red Cross and the Special Olympics. He enjoys running in marathons and staying active.
He’s a firm believer in incorporating social media into stories, and would love to hear from you!
- Born: Cincinnati, OH
- Birthday: June 2nd
- Top Five Interests: Sports, Running, Traveling, Local Food, Golf
- Favorite Movies: Remember the Titans, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games
- Favorite TV Shows: SportsCenter, Breaking Bad, Bar Rescue, and anything on the Food Network.
- Favorite Books: The Cat & The Hat, Harry Potter (series)
- Favorite Music: Top 40, Thousand Foot Krutch, Sundy Best
- Hero: My family, Steve Bartman
- One Person You Would Like To Have Dinner With: Michael Jordan