Tim Ryan is a retired award-winning sports commentator whose more than fifty-year career has seen him take a unique path to the highest rungs of network television prominence. He has been recognized for his excellence as a broadcaster of NHL hockey, NFL football, boxing, and ski racing, and has ten Olympic Games to his credit. Ryan has served on the national board of the Alzheimer's Association and as a Commissioner of the Smithsonian Institute’s National Portrait Gallery. He has four children from his marriage to his late wife Leona Muir Ryan, and seven grandchildren. He and his wife of ten years, Patricia Benedict Ryan, now live in St. Helena, California.