Ryan Smith joined ESPN in February 2017 as a host on ESPN’s Outside the Lines and E:60 and as a New York-based correspondent. In addition to his role as a host, Smith reports feature stories and investigative pieces while providing legal analysis across multiple ESPN platforms and ABC News.
Prior to taking on his new role in February, Smith had contributed to ESPN as a legal analyst and fill-in host for Bob Ley on Outside the Lines since he joined ABC in 2013.
Before joining ABC News, Smith served as the nightly news anchor at CNN’s Headline News where he reported on a variety of stories including the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School and some of the most high-profile trials including those of Casey Anthony and George Zimmerman.
A graduate of Syracuse University and Columbia Law, Smith served as a lawyer for the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars and practiced Sports and Entertainment Law in New York City.