I describe myself as just a regular guy from the neighborhood who happens to have a really cool job. I began at FOX 2 as an intern in May, 1999 working in the sports department. Sports has been a passion of mine ever since I can remember. When I realized I wasn’t going to be a professional athlete, working in sports television was something I always wanted to do but never really thought it was going to be a reality. I went to the University of Michigan and graduated with a degree in Economics figuring I had to be "realistic" about what I was going to do when I grew up. During my time at Michigan I realized that I couldn’t do anything for a living that I didn’t enjoy. I got an internship at Fox 2 and the rest is history.
Without ever taking one broadcasting or journalism class, I learned everything I could that summer and upon graduation, I landed my first job at 9 and 10 News in Cadillac, Mich. After one year in Cadillac, my next move was at the Fox station in Toledo, Ohio. Then in 2003, I was hired full time to work in the sports department at FOX 2 and have been here ever since. During my time here, I’ve covered a World Series, Super Bowl, Stanley Cup championship, NBA Finals, Final Four, Ryder Cup and just about every major sporting event this country has to offer.
While working in the sports department, I had been given the opportunity to do several different non-sports related assignments (i.e. work in the news department). I particularly found the morning show to be something that I always just had fun with. Lots of smiles and laughs, it was a forum that was for the most part, so fitting for me (all I really want to do in life is to laugh and have a good time).
In May, 2016 I made the move to morning news!!! Initially as a feature reporter and then quickly finding a home as co-host of "The Nine." A signature late morning talk show in Detroit that is informative, insightful and most of all, entertaining. I feel so fortunate to be able to be in your homes every morning!
Admittedly, I am not a traditional news man. I like to show personality and react to stories as I would if I was home watching. We joke around on the show that I am "a man of the people." But it’s true, I really do consider myself one of you! What you see is what you get with me. If you see me out and about please come say hello.
The latest from Ryan Ermanni
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A new baseball season brings more than a few changes for the Tigers, both at home and across the league.
Sports betting wins come with strings attached for tax season, says financial expert
Sports betting has become so popular ever since Michigan legalized it, as well as online sports betting. But do you realize the tax implications of it if you win?
How to make an easy and trendy Brunch Board with Chef Kelli
Pancakes, bagels, waffles and breads with your favorite butters, dips and spreads!
Recipe: Birria Tacos by Amigos Street Tacos
Slow cooked spicy, savory Mexican beef stuffed into a taco shell, dipped back into the stew and fried up.
How to make Amigos Street Tacos fresh Huevos Rancheros
Also known as rancher's eggs, huevos rancheros are a typical breakfast served at Mexican farms, featuring corn tortillas and fried eggs topped with plenty of warmed salsa.
Memorial barbecue in honor of fallen DPD Officer Loren Courts is Oct. 8 in Berkley
"It's so humbling to see the amount of people who cared about him," Kristine Courts said. "I know how it feels for us, but to see the community care as much as they do, it's so heartwarming."
A peek inside the 'Greatest Wrestling Collection' in Detroit
It was just guys being dudes when FOX 2's Ryan Ermanni joined Steve Morand inside his makeshift museum that is stacked high with old wrestling belts, costumes, signed photographs, and arcade games.
Detroit Tigers Jeimer Candelario talks the 2022 season and buzz around the team's rebuild
Think Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario can hit a home run on Opening Day? The crew of FOX 2 Detroit's The Nine think he can. But does Candelario? “Ooooh,” he replies, shaking his head with a smile.
Dr. Sabrina Jackson: To 'Keep Hope Alive' is beneficial for health
"I want people to understand that Black history is everybody's history," said Dr. Sabrina Jackson. "So that we can all celebrate, we can all have gratitude, we can all use empathy. And lastly, we can still have hope for all people in this diaspora as we have seen benefits from African-American culture."
Drive One Detroit vocational school offers hand-on learning for high school students
"We take kids from consortiums and 501 that do not have these types of programs in their facility and we provide them with training in either the automotive body, automotive technician, automotive design - which is clay modeling and drawing - as well as welding and machining," said Paul Tregembo, program director.