ABC’s Ryan Smith Joins ESPN

By Chris Ariens 

Ryan Smith is joining ESPN’s Outside the Lines and E:60. Smith, a lawyer by trade, will report feature stories, investigative pieces and provide legal analysis across ESPN programs. This week he’s also hosting Outside the Lines while Bob Ley is on assignment.

“When the opportunity came to work with both Outside the Lines and E:60, I jumped at it,” said Smith. “I’m thrilled to be a part of two of the most distinguished investigative brands in sports.”

“Ryan’s intellect and integrity are matched only by his versatility,” said Rob King, svp of SportsCenter and News. “He’s a terrific host and a talented storyteller, and I could not be more excited that he’s joining our team.”

Smith will remain a part of the ABC News family, which he joined in 2013. Before that he was an anchor at HLN.