Speakers Profile - Ryan Phelan

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One of the most recognisable faces of the Australian sporting media Ryan presents ESPN's SportsCenter.

Prior to his move to the United States, Ryan made rapid progress through the ranks at Network Ten to be at the forefront of his industry.

In less than 10 years he has gone from volunteering at a community radio station to ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports broadcasting.

Ryan's television career started as a presenter for Sky Racing where he produced, wrote and hosted the award-winning harness racing program, "In the Gig".

After three years working at Sky he was offered a reporting job with Sports Tonight and eight months later landed the coveted role of presenter.

Alongside Sports Tonight, Ryan reported for Network Ten on various other sports events including the Clipsal 500, the 2003 US Women's Open, the final Melbourne Cup covered by Ten in 2001 and the 2005 City to Surf.

Ryan was Winner of Cleo Magazine's 2005 Bachelor of the year Award voted by the public.