Michael Ruiz is the dad of Mike Ruiz Ryan, the co-host and the Executive Producer of the Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz. The father-son duo share an exceptional bond.
Ryan rose to prominence as the episode producer of the famous sports talk show, The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz.
However, in a shocking turn of events, Ryan announced his retirement from the show in February 2022.
Michael Ruiz Ryan was born in Miami, Florida, on October 9, 1985. Growing up, Ryan had a great passion for sports and dreamt of working in the sports industry.
Thus, as a high school student, Ryan decided to attend a job fair that the Miami Heat had organized. He left the fair with a sales internship with the Florida Panthers.
However, Ryan, a fan of Dan Le Batard’s radio show, often listened to it while working. Moreover, he was having second thoughts about his current job as a pharmaceutical sales representative.
Therefore, at 19, he quit his job as a pharmaceutical sales representative to intern for Dan Le Batard’s show. After interning for over a year and a half, he became a prominent candidate to be the executive producer of the same show.
The opportunity came just in time, as he was on the verge of quitting his internship and giving up on his dream. Moreover, he found the perfect mentor to teach him the ins and outs of the industry in Dan Le Batard.
Who Is The Father Of Mike Ryan?
Mike Ryan has a dad with a similar name to his, Michael Ryan, which often leads to confusion among their fans. His family has had a tumultuous past.
According to numerous reports, Ryan’s grandparents and father have roots in Cuba. However, they were exiled from Cuba, which saw them migrate to the United States.
While much information about Ryan’s dad is still a mystery, his Twitter account, now X, suggests he is a realtor based in Florida.
However, he hasn’t tweeted anything new since March 2, 2021. Additionally, he has an Instagram account despite being inactive on it.
The fans understand that Mike Ryan and his dad share a special connection. Back in 2018, Ryan had retweeted his dad’s tweet with the quote, “My dad’s Twitter game is (fire emoji).”
Before his posts stopped, Ryan Sr. often posted about American politics, from the coronavirus pandemic to the insurrection of the Capitol.
However, most of his information remains discreet, making it hard to know where he is now and what he is up to.
Leaving The Dan Le Batard Show
On February 17, 2022, Mike Ryan shocked everyone after announcing that he’d be stepping aside as the executive producer of The Dan Le Batard Show.
Posting on his Twitter, now X account, Ryan tweeted, “I’ll still be around plenty to annoy you. Because of new responsibilities, I’ll be taking on within Meadowlark…”
However, the news was only an indication that he was leaving his role as the executive producer of the Dan Le Batard Show. He would still be involved in Meadowlark, the media house responsible for creating the show.
The loyal audiences of the show were disappointed, to say the least, as Ryan had been a part of the show since he was 19.
After 15 years with the show, this was a massive transition for the listeners of the Dan Le Batard Show.
At the time of his announcement, the company was trying to diversify itself. It was taking on several projects, from podcasts to documentaries.
As a result, Ryan wanting to let go of the responsibility of producing a daily show was more than reasonable.
In any case, the fans are eager to see what Ryan has in store for them. Meanwhile, all they can do is keep tuning in to a slightly different episode of the Dan Le Batard Show.