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Ryan Bass

Ryan anchors the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. news on 10 Tampa Bay.
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Ryan Bass

Hey there! I’m Ryan! Nice to meet you and thanks for stopping by.

If you’re new here, welcome! I’ve been at 10 Tampa Bay since August of 2016, first as our sports director for three years and now as our evening news anchor for 10 This Evening and Nightside! I’m enjoying my new home in our shows!

Moving into a more prominent role on the news side has been such an invigorating challenge for my career and I’m grateful to have you all welcoming me into your homes! I made the switch at a pretty critical time. I was able to help guide our community through the coronavirus pandemic, led our coverage of the historic 2020 presidential election, spent many a days in your living rooms keeping you safe during hurricane season and got you ready for our city’s hometown Super Bowl, spending the better part of a year preparing you for Super Bowl LV, which happened to be the Buccaneers second Lombardi Trophy! How cool was that!?

Funny enough, I left our sports department just in time for two Lightning Stanley Cup championships, a Rays Word Series run, the Buccaneers becoming the first team to win a hometown Super Bowl and three championship boat parades. Maybe I’m the reverse jinx? In all seriousness, I was so blessed to cover sports in this town for more than six years, between my time here and as an anchor, reporter and play-by-play announcer for Bright House Sports Network from 2012 to 2015.

In between stops in the Tampa Bay area, I made the journey back home to South Florida, where I was a host for CBS Sports and CBS Interactive for a year and a half, anchoring everything from the award-winning Fantasy Football Today, Daily Fantasy Live and multiple NFL and NBA live draft shows, as well as daily on-demand content. It was an incredibly humbling experience.

As much as I loved South Florida, the Tampa Bay region kept tugging at me. My father was born in St. Pete, and I constantly visited my grandma here when I was younger, so I always felt right at home. I couldn’t help but jump at the chance to come back. Plus, I’m not too far from Orlando, where I went to college.

If there’s one thing I love more than anything, it’s my alma mater, UCF. Yes, the 2017 National Champions. Hey, I was there in Atlanta for that Peach Bowl win over Auburn to cap off the undefeated season, so yeah, there’s some pride there. My love for journalism and media started at UCF, where I hosted my own sports-talk radio show, was the sports editor for our student newspaper, the beat writer for football, basketball, baseball and volleyball and anchored by own show on UCFTV. That, plus my time as a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity, really made for an awesome college experience. You’ll see me always chatting up UCF on Twitter. #ChargeOn and Go Knights!

On weekends, you can find me on a boat hangin’ on a sand bar, watching football or visiting Nashville, one of my other favorite cities. I’m a huge country music fan and have made lots of friends there over the years, so the Music City definitely has a special place in my heart.

Anyway, enough about me. Can’t wait to see you at 5, 6 and 11, keeping you informed about what’s happening in Tampa Bay and around the world. 

Cheers!

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